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Scouts and cadets march to Wood Green to collect competition prize
Scouts as well as sea, army, air and police cadets marched from Bounds Green to Wood Green on Sunday to hear the results of a skills competition.
More than a hundred people from the youth groups battled against each other to win the annual inter group skills competition at the Scout Park in Gordon Road on Saturday.
The competition called for youths to show off talents learnt in scouts and cadets, including field cooking, pioneering tasks, archery, a first aid test, a blindfolded obstacle course and air rifle shooting.
The winning team were 16 Flight (Wood Green and Hornsey) Squadron, who were presented with a shield by the Mayor of Haringey Councillor David Browne.
Cllr Browne said: “I’ve been very impressed by the turnout of the cadets and scouts.
"This parade is important to show that young people in our borough are active and that there are opportunities both for them and for adult volunteers to take part in.”
The march coincided with the annual Armed Forces Day, which aims to support of serving troops, service families, retired servicemen as well as cadets.
Representative Deputy Lieutenant Rosemary Warne MBE also presented two Deputy Lieutenant Awards to army cadets Cadet Sergeant Athena Scanlon, 17, and Cadet Corporal Lauren Kellman, 16, from the 212 Haringey and 216 Tottenham Detachments.
Only sixty cadets throughout all London boroughs were given the award, which celebrates achievement and outstanding service to the London cadets.
Representative Deputy Lieutenant Rosemary Warne MBE, who helps to run the initiative, said: “The competition is to bring everyone together in a spirit of fun to show each other the skills and learning that their individual organisations offer.
“This weekend has been uplifting with all the cadets and scouts fully participating. It’s been a lot of hard work on the part of both the young people and the adults.”