Lucky Jonathan carries the flag
PUBLISHED: 14:30 16 January 2008 | UPDATED: 21:09 26 October 2009
ONE lucky explorer scout from Potters Bar, Jonathan King, represented Potters Bar and District at the Festival of Scouting held at the O2 in London. The 17-year-old carried the new district flag in a spectacular opening ceremony in which most of the scout
ONE lucky explorer scout from Potters Bar, Jonathan King, represented Potters Bar and District at the Festival of Scouting held at the O2 in London.
The 17-year-old carried the new district flag in a spectacular opening ceremony in which most of the scouting districts around the UK were represented.
The event marked the end of the celebrations of the centenary of scouting in the UK.
It is 100 years since Lord Baden Powell started scouts with a camp on Brownsea Island, Dorset, and this event was the sound of a rejuvenated movement looking forward to a second century of success.
Over 20,000 scouts and their families joined in with a cast of over 3,000 performers in a celebration of music, dance and adventure, showcasing all that is good about scouting.
The show started with a countdown, in darkness before exploding into Right Here, Right Now, the Fatboy Slim hit that became the unofficial anthem during the summer's 21st World Scout Jamboree.
Across two marathon three-hour sets, the crowds were treated to music from The Adventure - the scout pop group behind summer song Jambo - as well as the wildly popular Beaver Rap.
A spectacular finale with the entire cast onstage brought the crowds to their feet for a rousing version of One Vision.
When the crowds finally spilled into the cold London night mutterings of "amazing" and "the biggest the most spectacular show I have ever seen " were frequently heard.
It was a fantastic end to the wonderful centenary celebrations.
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