Scouts, Guides and cadets honoured at Town Hall ceremony

The borough’s youth organisations were recognised for their work in the community at a presentation ceremony held at Croydon Town Hall this week.

Ceremonials: Croydon Scouts’ Martin Greenwood (left) and Steve French (second right) receive their certificates from Appu Srinivasan, the deputy civic mayor, and Col Ray Wilkinson

YOU Croydon is a grouping of 11 Youth Organisations in Uniform, and at the presentation made by deputy civic mayor Councillor Appu Srinivasan were Steve French and Martin Greenwood, from Croydon Scouts.

Also at the ceremony were representatives from Royal Russell School’s Combined Cadet Force, Girl Guiding Croydon and the Volunteer Police Cadets.

Colonel Ray Wilkinson, the Deputy Lieutenant for Croydon, said some inspiring words about YOU London and the positive contribution the uniformed organisations play in the development of young people in Croydon and elsewhere in Greater London.

YOU currently only operates in five London boroughs – Haringey, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Wandsworth and Croydon – while the collaborative model has been rolled out in the West Midlands and Hertfordshire.

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