Harrow Scouts were “delighted” to qualify as first aiders to help make the streets safer.

The 27th Harrow scouts, who were aged between eight and 14, were presented with certificates by Matthew Biggs, Harrow’s area director on Monday, June 12.

Elijah, who was the youngest scout to qualify at the age of eight, hopes he will be able to save lives with his new skills.

He said: “I found the course really good, as it was my first time doing first aid.

“The staff were very helpful and taught me important things and facts about first aid.

“My favourite part of the course and the part that I found most interesting was CPR and learning about the recovery position. Maybe someday it might help to save a life."

Matthew Biggs, the area director for St John’s, added: “I was delighted to support the 27th Scouts and was really impressed with their enthusiasm and interest in the session.

“It will give them the confidence to do the right thing if they need to help someone in an emergency.

“First aid is a simple skill to learn but it can have an incredible impact. I look forward to seeing them out and about in the borough in the coming months.”