Flying the flag

A FLAG designed by a girl scout from Bluntisham will be part of a show watched by 30,000 people next month. Audiences of 15,000 people at two shows at the 02 Arena – formerly the Millennium Dome – will see the flag designed by Natalie Caulkett, aged 11, c

A FLAG designed by a girl scout from Bluntisham will be part of a show watched by 30,000 people next month.

Audiences of 15,000 people at two shows at the 02 Arena - formerly the Millennium Dome - will see the flag designed by Natalie Caulkett, aged 11, carried round by fellow scout, Louise Harper, 13, a pupil at Abbey College in Ramsey.

The show, called Live 07, is on November 24 to celebrate 100 years of Scouting.

Natalie is a member of 1st Needingworth Scouts having just moved up from the cubs.


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Having begun as a beaver scout, she said: "I wanted the district to be shown, so I thought of the colours of black and gold and the helmet representing Cromwell. I also wanted to display people holding hands showing the scouts in a union of friendship and peace, and to show how I feel about scouts - lots of fun and friendship."

Watching in the audience with her mum, a cub leader, Natalie will see Louise in the arena, with the flag, taking part in the dancing and singing spectacular. Natalie's design won the contest - open to 500 scouts in Cambridgeshire to design the flag and Louise's name was pulled out of a hat to carry it round as part of the show.

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Louise, a patrol leader at 1st Earith, Bluntisham and Colne Scouts, has been a member for four years. The Abbey College student said: "I cannot wait but I'm a little scared too. It will be worth it, though, to be with all those other Scouts to celebrate what we love best: scouting!"

* MORE than 150 Scouts from across the county received a Cambridgeshire Top Award at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford on Sunday from the Lord Lieutenant for Cambridgeshire, Hugh Duberly.

Scouts aged from six to 25 were recognised for outstanding achievements in scouting and received the Chief Scout's Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum Awards, the Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award and the Queen's Scout Award.

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