Scouts from Warrington South joined David Mowat MP along with 150 young people in Scouting and volunteer Scout leaders from across the UK to mingle with MPs at the annual prestigious Speaker's reception. The event, hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Scout Group and the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow MP, is a unique opportunity for young people in Scouting to experience meeting with their own and other MPs in the House of Commons to talk about the challenges facing Scouting, such as the lack of adult volunteers.
West Warrington Explorer Scouts Michael Warburton-Sheridan, Katherine Instone-Cowie, and Ewan Brown from the Amazon and Viking Units, along with District Commissioner Sarah Walmsley met with Mr Mowat last week to share their experiences.
David Mowat MP said,
"I was delighted to meet some of the Scouts from Warrington and that they were given the opportunity to attend such a special event. I have also enjoyed meeting Scouts from other parts of the UK to learn about what they do every week with support from committed adult volunteers.
"It is clear that Scouting continues to be relevant and dynamic, providing young people the chance to try out new adventures, from hiking to snowboarding to working within their local communities.
"I have learned more about the challenges faced by the movement such as the lack of adult volunteers and I look forward to supporting the groups in my constituency through raising awareness of this issue in Parliament."