On 9 October 2013, the Queen’s Baton Relay began its epic 288 day journey around the 70 nations and territories of the Commonwealth. It won’t be long before the baton returns to Scotland – and you could 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. Reflecting the important role sport plays in the community, the relay will visit schools, sporting facilities and leisure centres, encouraging communities to get behind Team Scotland, get involved with the Games and using its profile to get more people participating in sport.
Before it jetted off to Delhi to start its 190,000km, 248-day international journey, the Queen’s Baton made a whistle stop visit to Stirling, the heart of the country and home of Commonwealth Games Scotland, to launch the search for 4,000 batonbearers who will carry it through the communities of Scotland in June and July of next year.
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
- made a significant contribution to their local community
Nominations are open to anybody 12 years of age or above and nominations close on 29 November 2013. To find out more and to nominate someone go to glasgow2014.com/baton-relay and give Scotland’s local champions a thank you they’ll never forget.
A Judging Panel including representatives from a wide cross section of Scottish community organisations will assist in selecting the successful nominations for each local authority area.
Nominate a batonbearer