UK Parliament Week Award 2018

The winner of the UK Parliament Week Award was ScoutsCymru.

ScoutsCymru has been an active UK Parliament Week partner, during Parliament Week itself and then following the event. Around 490 Scouts Cymru members took part in UK Parliament week across 26 of the 40 constituencies in Wales. The ages of members taking part ranged from Beavers (aged 6-8) to Explorers (aged 14-18).

During Parliament Week they shared what these groups had been up to including touring Parliament with Stephen Doughty MP (49th Cardiff Scouts), receiving a letter from the Houses of Parliament (6th Llangyfelach Swansea Cubs), learning about the Senedd (Welshpool) and even "dabbing" with Owen Smith MP (1st Hawthorn and Rhydyfelin)! 
 
As well as sharing their activities with other groups across Wales, they initiated a UK Parliament Week session at which they: played games about interesting and old laws.

Their new Chair of the Board of Trustees, Andrew Tuggey CBE DL, visited and spoke to the Cubs about the different parts of Parliament (and about Larry the cat), while two cubs ran an election about who would sell the best ice cream. The winner was decided using a polling booth and the ballot box provided in the UK Parliament Week box.

As Scouting is a Youth Lead organisation it was also important for the cub group to come up with some ideas of their own. They each came up with a quality they thought a good Prime Minister needed as well as a law they would introduce if they were Prime Minister. These laws included, no school, ban smoking and everything should be made from Lego.

 

UK Parliament Week

12-18 November 2018

A programme of events and activities that connects people across the UK with Parliament and democracy