AN activity centre created in memory of a scout leader who died while on camp will be officially opened next month.
Andy Miles, who was 48, was taking part in a summer camp in July 2009 at Bickley Coppice with the 1st Edgmond Scout Group.
The Tibberton man had been feeling unwell on the third day and had gone to bed when he suffered a fatal heart attack.
His family and the Scout Association raised money to establish the Andy Miles Activity Centre at Shrewsbury Showground, which is to be formally opened by John Abram,High Sheriff of Shropshire, on May 12.
An activity weekend has been planned for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers and all present will be invited to attend the ceremony.
Deputy Scout Commissioner Richard Bruce said: “He was a devoted husband to Tanya, father to Alex, Tom and Oliver, son of John and Kate, and brother of Sarah.
“His scouting career was progressing very well, and he was being assessed on that camp for his Greenfield Camp Permit.”
The activity centre was opened in May 2011. In the past, the scouts’ kayaks and canoes have been kept on a farm nearby and had to be transported to the river.