Lucy Allan MP attended an awards ceremony at Ketley Boys Brigade on Friday night.
Youngsters, from 6-18, were given a whole raft of awards at the event at Ketley Methodist Church for their work with the Brigade, which is the oldest organisation of its kind in the world.
She met Joshua Crehan, a 16 year old who has achieved the Queen’s Badge – a rare achievement that requires 120 hours of voluntary, physical, and charity experience.
“Groups like Boys Brigade are a brilliant way to help young people learn essential skills and make friends.
“Getting the Queen’s award requires incredible skill, discipline, and focus and it’s a credit to Josh that he achieved this badge at 16.
“It’s a great opportunity and not only is it something he should be very proud of, it will look fantastic on his CV.
“Other boys were collecting their badges for completing a range of activities, from helping in the community to learning new skills. It was a fantastic display of young talent and a great display of Telford spirit. “
Also being rewarded at the event where James Barratt, John Pidgeon and George Price-Cooper, who were awarded the Presidents Badge, and Luke Eggerton, the first leader of the company to have gone through all sections and ranks.