Scouts carry the Olympic torch

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More than one hundred Scouts will carry the Olympic torch during the epic relay.

From 19 May to 26 July, thousands of people will carry the Olympic torch during the exciting build up to the 2012 Olympics. More than a hundred of our very own Scouts are to be honoured with the once in a lifetime opportunity.

Scouting spirit

Livi, aged 12, will run the relay today through Far Forest.

Despite the devastating losses of her stepfather and granddad at the ages of 8 and 9, Livi has gone on to achieve great things for such a young person, and was accepted as the very first female Air Scout for her Troop. She is now a Patrol Leader.

Jessica, 14, ran on the very first day of the torch relay in Plymouth. She said, 'I was so excited to be nominated. When I found out that I had been chosen I was over the moon, it is so cool.'

Jessica was selected to carry the torch following an award she received as CATS (Community Action Through Sport) young volunteer of the year in 2011, for her work with the Scouts, St John Ambulance and others. 'Scouting has been a part of my life for so long now I don't think I can imagine a future without it. [It has] got me through some difficult times.'

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If you want to get involved in the Olympic and Paralympic games, why not take part in Our Sporting Adventure.

You can also follow the Scout runners on Twitter.

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