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Wanted – Queen’s Baton Bearers for 2014

baton bearersOn 9 October 2013, the Queen’s Baton Relay began its epic journey through the 70 nations and territories of the Commonwealth. It won’t be long before the baton returns to Scotland – and we want you to be a part of its final journey!

The baton holding Her Majesty The Queen’s Message will cross continents, terrains and time zones. Once it has been through the Commonwealth it will come home to Scotland on 14 June 2014 to spend 40 days visiting communities in all 32 Local Authority areas. On 23 July 2014 the baton will be delivered to Her Majesty at the Opening Ceremony where the 288 day relay will conclude and the Games officially begin.

We need up to 4,000 batonbearers to help carry the baton throughout Scotland on the final leg of its journey.

Opportunities don’t come much bigger than this and we need your help to find our batonbearers!

You can nominate a family member, friend or someone you know for a position. We’re looking for people who have:

made a positive contribution to the lives of others through community sport;
undertaken voluntary work or contributed to schools or youth organisations;
contributed towards greater inclusion for disadvantaged or marginalised sectors of the community;
been a role model or mentor to youth through sport;
displayed a level of individual achievement against the odds; or
made a significant contribution to their local community.


They might lend a helping hand at a sports club, do voluntary work or just be a good role model – it doesn’t matter, as long as they’ve made a difference to a local community in Scotland.

Nominations are open to anybody 12 years of age or above and nominations close 17.00 on 22 November 2013.

Find out more and nominate a batonbearer now. Give Scotland’s local champions a thank you they’ll never forget.

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