Olympic Torch visits 5th PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ian Mitchell   

On Friday 13th July, in the middle of a very tense competition games night, that Matt Humberstone had organised, a visitor arrived to meet the Troop. Before entering the hall we asked the Scouts to guess who had arrived. Shouts of Bear Gryles blended with names of people from TOWIE and local football celebrities. None were right, a mean question really because it was a 'thing' not a person that had arrived. Yes, one of the olympic torches. Wow, the Scouts were even more impressed than if it had been the Chief Scout (sorry BG). Everyone was captivated by the current Olympic fever and excitement.

After hearing about the runner and some interesting facts related to the torch (Why it has three sides and 8000+ holes...), we were allowed to take some photos of the Scouts and leaders with the torch.

These photos can be seen here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/5thbillericay/sets/72157630576857976/show/

Thanks Claire for organising the visit.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 July 2012 21:52