Olympic Torch comes to Bedford on Sunday

With the London Olympics just over twenty days away, the Olympic Flame is getting ever closer to entering the Olympic Stadium at the opening ceremony. It has been seen by many people up and down the United Kingdom as it passes through local communities.

This Sunday it is Bedford’s turn.

The route starts at Goldington Green at 9.32 am and then the relay goes down Barkers Lane to the Athletics Stadium (arriving at 9.48 and stopping for about 20 minutes. Then along the Embankment (10.15), over the Town Bridge (10.22) and then down St Mary’s/St John’s Street and down London Road, with the Bedford leg of the relay finishing on Harrowden Road at 10.48am. From there the flame will move in convoy to Cotton End, starting again at 10.52 with the whole event finishing on the A600 High Road just south of Cotton End at 10.55.

Deputy District Commissioner, Peter Davies is urging all Scout Groups and Units in the Bedford area to take this ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to see the flame. Peter said :

It would be great to see as many Members of the District out on Sunday – in Uniform if you can.

There are special Olympic Uniform badges and neckers that are available to order from Scout Shops which can be worn by members who have completed an Olympic themed event as a Scout across all sections of the Movement.

I look forward to seeing as many Members of the Movement out on Sunday.

The design of the badge links directly with The Scout Association’s campaign Our Sporting Adventure and also incorporates the London 2012 Inspire Mark from the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG).

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