Badge of honour! Scouts play their part in Leeds Half Marathon success


Hard-working youngsters from Central Yorkshire Scouts were a welcome sight for the thousands of runners who crossed the finish line at the Leeds Half Marathon.

They were among the army of volunteers who gave their time to help out at the event and the group’s tasks included handing out the all-important medals for which the participants had worked so hard.

About 50 Volunteers from the Scouts worked in the finish zone, while teams from North Leeds District covered the first three water stations.

Mathew Milner, Central Yorkshire Scouts county youth commissioner, said: “Our volunteers enjoyed helping on the day. They handed out medals and goody bags and worked in the baggage area. Some runners have no one to greet them at the end and it was rewarding for our volunteers to be the first to congratulate the finishers.

“People run the Leeds Half Marathon in aid of many charities and by helping out at the event you feel you are doing your bit to support those charities.”

Central Yorkshire Scouts provide fun, challenges, adventure and friendship to over 7,000 young people across Leeds and Wakefield.

Tristan Batley-Kyle, Run For All’s head of events, said: “Volunteers are vital to the success of our events and we are extremely grateful to the Scouts for all the hard work they put in at the Leeds Half Marathon.”

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