Conference: Scouts meet at Tory get-together
1:45pm Wednesday 9th October 2013 in News
TEENAGER Elliot Veevers spoke at a Scouts meeting at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester.
Elliot, aged 16, of Meadow Park, Ramsbottom, was one of around 100 scouts from around the country to speak at the ‘Speak Up Scouts’ event at Manchester Town Hall.
The meeting gave Scouts an opportunity to raise issues which affected their organisation and to discuss how they could bring about change.
Elliot, a member of Ramsbottom District Explorers, raised a number of environmental issues.
He said: “Our house got flooded last year in June so it is an issue that is close to my heart. What better opportunity to raise it than at something like this.
“I said that Scouts should help with installing flood defences and preventative measures to stop floods.”
Chief Scout Bear Grylls said: “Events like this are really important for Scouts who are looking to make change happen.
“For all those campaigning for young people to get their voice heard and be a positive force in society, I say well done, keep at it and don’t give up.”
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