EDDISBURY MP Stephen O’Brien became a Scout leader for the day as part of a volunteering drive.

A total of 28 Cub Scouts and 12 senior Scouts from across the UK – including Farndon resident Luke Thornton (Dewa ESU and 40th Chester) – descended on Parliament for Volunteers’ Week.

The event was part of The Scout Association’s drive to promote the benefits of volunteering to adults.

Mr O’Brien in his role as a Scout leader helped the Cubs enjoy a number of activities.

Every week Scout leaders develop skills such as planning, organising, communication and teamwork while running a range of activities for young people.

On the day Mr O’Brien was delighted to congratulate Luke on his appointment as one of ten delegates that The Scout Association will be sending to The British Youth Council.

Mr O’Brien, a former Scout, said: “Each year it is a fantastic occasion to welcome the Scouts to Parliament with their energy, initiative, skills and dedication to their local communities.

“Luke Thornton is great example of what is best in scouting not least that he is also on the British Youth Council. Luke’s service to the community in Farndon and the Scouting movement is an example to everyone”.

Adults interested in joining the Scouts can visit www.scouts.org.uk/join.