Chi became a Scout Leader for the day as 28 Cub Scouts, from across the UK held the first ever Pack meeting at the Palace of Westminster. The event was part of The Scout Association’s drive to promote the benefits of volunteering to adults.
She met up with 12 adult leaders from around the UK for Volunteers’ Week to learn and observe the benefits that volunteering has had on the lives of the adult leaders.
Ms Onwurah said:
I was very pleased to meet up and support the Cub Scouts and their Leaders, since I know how valuable a contribution scouting and scout leaders make in Newcastle.
But this event was also highlights that every week Scout leaders develop skills such as planning, organising, communication, and teamwork while running a range of activities for young people.
These skills can in turn be transferred to the workplace, so benefituing the Leaders in obtaining jobs and developing their careers, whilst also contributing to the wider economy in Newcastle.
Chi also took time to meet Jenny Thorp a teacher, who was Leading the Scout Team, who had used her Scouting experience and skills to secure a place on the Graduate Teacher Programme and gain her first teaching position.