A Bedford Scout spoke to MPs at the annual Labour Party Conference on Brighton Pier last Sunday.
Adam Taieb, of the Polhill Explorer Unit in Bedford, was one of nearly 100 Scouts from across the UK at the special fringe Scouts Speak Up event.
These Scouts Speak Up events provide young people with a valuable opportunity to talk to their MPs about the issues that affect them both locally and nationally, and allow them to discuss how they can actively help positive change happen.
17-year-old Adam said: “I really enjoyed talking to MPs who care about our hopes for the future and views on issues that are currently affecting us.
“I was eager to make good use of this opportunity to discuss ways in which my friends and I can improve our community and help make a difference.”
Scouts were given the opportunity to choose subjects for discussion and prepared questions to ask the MPs prior to the event.
All the Scouts who attended showed that they are passionate about having a positive impact on today’s society.
Lisa Nandy, MP for Wigan and shadow minister for children and families said, “There is tremendous work going on in Scouting giving young people a good name.
“Scouts can make a real change by campaigning for more life opportunities for young people by reaching out into their local communities.
“It is important that MPs build links with their Scout groups and help more adults to volunteer.”