MP becomes scout ambassador

Penny Mordaunt
MP Penny Mordaunt has become the first ambassador for Portsmouth Scouts. Credit: PA

MP Penny Mordaunt has become the first ambassador for Portsmouth Scouts.

The Conservative, who represents Portsmouth North, recently met youngsters from

the Widley-based 72nd Portsmouth Scouts on their challenge activity evening.

Ms Mordaunt said: "I am really honoured to have been asked to be an ambassador for Scouting in Portsmouth.

"It is a fantastic movement teaching young people all kinds of skills and enabling them to gain in confidence.

"The volunteers who give their time and expertise are really amazing and I hope to be able to help them achieve their ambitions for the groups they work with."

As a member of the Royal Naval Reserve, the MP said she also understands the outdoor Scouting spirit for adventure.

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