One of today's Olympic torchbearers in Richmond later will be Ian Muxlow, a Researcher for the Metropolitan Police. He was nominated for his work as a Cub Scout Leader over the past fifteen years.
He said: "Everything that scouting has done for me has been worth while and I wanted to give children the skills I was given to become positive members of their own communities.
"Scouting gives you moral ethics and has helped me to become the person that I am; I wanted to give the next generation of children the same opportunities. I can't put into words how it feels to be nominated to carry the Olympic torch.
"I will be carrying the torch for all the Scout Leaders who give up their time to make a positive impact on their local communities.
"My eight-year-old daughter is taking great pleasure in telling her classmates that I will be a torch bearer and is giving them regular updates. When my four-month-old daughter gets to an age where she understands about the Olympics I will be able to tell her I was a part of something very special."