Project Description

Ben Morante

Age 12, Greater London

When I was younger, I was a Cub Scout. I went every week and was really proud when I got the Chief Scout’s Silver Award, which is the highest award you can get as a Cub. I spent over 40 nights away from home while I was there, and over 80 hours doing community work through litter picking, helping the elderly, and bag-packing.

I’m now Assistant Patrol Leader at the 2nd East London Scouts, and I’ve carried on helping others and my community. Last year, we did lots of fundraising for victims of the Philippines typhoon, and we always support Remembrance Sunday. I especially love being part of the charity Neighbours in Poplar. It’s a charity based close to where I live in Tower Hamlets, and it helps bring together people who feel lonely. I help where I can, and like spending time with the elderly people who come to the Sunday lunch and events that the charity holds for them. It’s nice to feel part of my local community and get to know other people who live nearby.