AN EXPLORER Scout from Ellesmere Port has helped Cheshire Scouts pick up a national award from the British Youth Council.
Joe Kervin, from Ellesmere Port and Neston District, is part of the county’s Youth Forum which has been recognised with a Youth-led award – one of only seven made across the country.
Cheshire Scouts have been recognised by the British Youth Council as a youth-led organisation providing a platform for young people and young voices, which make a difference at a local level.
Joe is a member of their local Scout Youth Forum who meet to discuss how Scouting can be made more relevant to local young people.
They have already made changes to events and providing valuable input to discussions around future development of Scouting in Ellesmere Port and Neston.
Joe said: “It’s really nice to have a voice that is listened to and know that our ideas and suggestions are acted upon.”
Dave Hopley, deputy county commissioner said: “This is a really important initiative because it will shape the delivery of Scouting over the coming years making it relevant to young people and equipping them for leadership roles.
“I’m obviously delighted that all their efforts have been recognised with this national award.”