THE Mayor of Barry Councillor Claire Curtis recently welcomed both Barry Sea Scouts and Cubs to the Mayor's Parlour for a visit.

Last month the 1st Barry Sea Scouts were invited to tell the Mayor, invited guests and parents all about their recent trip to Saudi Arabia. The AM for the Vale Jane Hutt along with the Chris Elmore the Vale of Glamorgan Cabinet Member for Children's Services also attended the presentation.

Cllr Curtis explained: "Jane Hutt and I were fortunate to be invited to the headquarters of the 1st Barry Sea Scouts before they embarked on their adventure to Saudi Arabia at the end of 2013 and I asked the Scouts then would they please come to the Barry Town Council offices and tell us all about their trip on their return".

Jane Hutt added: "This was a wonderful opportunity for these five Scouts and it gave them the chance to learn about a different culture and to build links between Wales and Saudi Arabia; I was delighted to hear that they are still in contact with their hosts since their return."

In February, the 2nd and 4th Barry Cubs came along to the Mayor's Parlour as part of their Community Badge. The Mayor told the cubs about Barry Town Council and the role of the Mayor and then held a question and answer session with the children.

Cllr Curtis said: "I was delighted to invite the Cubs and their leaders to the Barry Town Council Offices as part of their Community Badge and enjoyed showing them the various historic photographs and pieces that are held in the Mayor's Parlour. As well as the Q&A session, we also held a quiz and the children were given the opportunity to draw any of the items on display; the Mace proved to be very popular."

The Cubs have already visited a PCSO and a fire station and have only to arrange a visit to a church to complete the tasks needed to earn their badge.

Cllr Curtis added: "The cubs were all very well behaved and I hope they enjoyed their evening as much as I did."