Very sad news
A group of Kent Scouts have been attending Roihu 2016, the International Finnish Jamboree. On Sunday evening while in camp, Charlie Girling – aged 12, collapsed. The onsite medical team and paramedics from the local hospital rendered immediate support but unfortunately were unable to save him.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Charlie during this difficult and challenging time.
The Scout Association (UK) is in touch with all the families of the young people attending the Finnish National Jamboree from Kent, ensuring they are fully briefed and supported.
We will be working with the Finnish Scout Movement and the relevant local authorities to establish the full details of this tragic incident.