The Scouts host their own Council meeting

It was great to have the scouts visit the Town Council and host their own mock Council Meeting. It was also an opportunity for them to learn about the duties of the Role Holders as Al Mitchel and Andy Griffiths talked about the roles of Town Crier, Mace Bearer and Flag raiser and Beadle, respectively.

The Mock Council meeting started with the Scouts being “summonsed” the week before, with agenda items suggested by the scouts themselves. In addition, agenda items included the election of a Mayor (Chair) and Vice Mayor (Vice Chair) as well as a Town Clerk.  Some Cllrs and scout leaders joined the youngsters around the table and gently helped to keep the meeting flowing. The scouts demonstrated their ability to raise issues, debate them and vote accordingly and “did themselves proud!”. They really were an absolute credit to the Scouts.

The Town Council is hoping to offer similar opportunities in the future for other interested youth/children’s groups.

 

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