St Andrew’s Scouts help lead the parade for Etienne Stott

St Andrew's (Bedford) Scouts lead the Olympic Homecoming Parade for Etienne Stott. Photo: Tom Oldershaw

St Andrew’s (Bedford) Scouts lead Etienne Stott’s Olympic Homecoming Parade in Bedford on Saturday 29 September 2012. Photo: Tom Oldershaw.

Yesterday, the Borough of Bedford welcomed home one of its famous sons. Etienne Stott, Olympic Gold Medallist from the London 2012 Games in canoeing was welcomed back to his hometown in style. Having first learnt to canoe in St Andrew’s Scout Group, it was most appropriate that they helped to lead the parade immediately following Olympic Torchbearers from Bedford.

The parade finished at the Duckmill Weir White Water Arena, which was renamed ‘Etienne Stott White Water Arenea in recognition of his success this summer.


Irish, formerly known as Michael, a student with The Open University, living in Dublin with his husband Andrew and their three cats. Also interested in first aid, heraldry, Scouting, and occasionally to be found at the organ or in a bell tower.

Posted in Bedford Scout Groups, Canoeing, Events, St Andrew's
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