Southend West Scouts joined David Amess MP for a reception with the Speaker of the House of Commons on Monday 12th October 2009. The local Scouts were given a tour of Parliament before meeting with their MP in the magnificent surrounding of the Speaker’s office.
The MP for Southend West : ‘I was delighted to meet some of the Scouts from Southend West and that they were given the opportunity to attend such a special event. It is clear that Scouting continues to be relevant, providing young people with the opportunities to try out new adventures, from climbing mountains to working with their community. I wish them and The Scout Association the very best of luck in the future.’
Waiting lists for the Scouts are at an all-time high due to the need for more adult volunteers – anyone who is interested in getting involved can contact their local Scout group or go to http://www.scouts.org.uk/ for more information.