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Harlow Scouts visit House of Commons

Lifestyle / Mon 19th Mar 2018 at 09:31am

FIVE scouts from Harlow were invited to tour the House of Parliament by Robert Halfon, Member of Parliament (MP) for Harlow. The scouts received the visit request as a result of their successful selection to represent Harlow and Essex in the UK contingent at the World Scout Jamboree 2019 in West Virginia, USA.

House of Commons

The group comprised: Stewards student, Ben Lavery (15) representing 1st Kingsmoor scout group and Beaver Young Leaders; St Marks students, Charlotte Brough (16), formerly of 21st and 7th Harlow scout groups, currently representing Phoenix Explorers and Beaver Young Leaders, and Logan Thurgood (16) formerly 1st Kingsmoor scout group, currently representing Phoenix Explorers and Cub Young Leaders; St Nicholas student, Jack Mitchell (14), formerly of 16th Harlow and 2nd Great Parndon scout groups, currently representing Phoenix Explorers and Cub Young Leaders. Scout Kai Henson (14) was unable to attend and will take up his invitation later in the year.

The scouts were met by Mr Halfon’s apprentice and were taken on a tour to learn about the business and traditions of the House of Commons and House of Lords, the day to day workings of the UK Parliament as well as the history of the almost 1000 years old Palace of Westminster.

Explorer Scout Logan said,” I really enjoyed my trip to parliament, I found out Winston Churchill was the MP for Epping (29 October 1924 to 5 July 1945) which at that time, this constituency included Harlow.”

As well as visiting Parliament, the scouts have been continuing with their fundraising events such as carparking, sausage sizzles and clothing collections. Upcoming activities include a quiz night and sponsored events for swimming, hiking and abseiling from the Church Langley Water Tower. If you would like to support the team’s fundraising efforts, make an online donation at https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/harlowWSJ2019

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2 Comments for Harlow Scouts visit House of Commons:

JerryFromQueens
2018-03-19 12:33:04

The Tories in the House of Commons will no doubt be mystified as to why these children aren't up chimneys working for a living.

ReverseFerret
2018-03-20 16:23:22

They would be stunned if they were considering it was the Tories in the shape of Lord Shaftsbury who brought in a law to ban Climbing Boys in 1875, as well as laws to stop child labour in factories. Oh and he brought in education reforms something the OP is badly in need of...

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