District Camp 2017

WOW What a weekend!

Thank you to everyone who has worked so hard to make this happen!

Here is a little of what we got up too! #BDCamp2017

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World Scout Jamboree 2019

Do you want to lead or assist the West Lancs Contingent at the next World Scout Jamboree?
The 24th World Scout Jamboree will take place from 22 July to 2 August 2019, at Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, in the United States of America. The UK will be sending a Contingent and West Lancs County has been given a Unit of 36 young people and 4 leaders.

West Lancs Scout County is seeking a Unit Leader and three assistant leaders, who will develop, train and lead a unit of 36 young people to the World Scout Jamboree in American in 2019. World Scout Jamborees are fantastic events which have a wide reaching impact on the young people who attend and also the wider Scouting community. Helping to deliver this impact as the unit/assistant leader is a challenging but extremely rewarding task.
The Jamboree dates are from 22nd July to 2nd August 2019. A departure from the UK a few days before is probable as is some form of home hospitality afterwards for UK Units. This means that the Jamboree experience will last approximately 3 weeks.

More details and application forms here on the West Lancs website: http://www.westlancsscouts.org.uk/24th-world-scout-jamboree/

Good Luck! 

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Badge order form

Badge Order Form

We have a new badge order form for use by sections.

When you’ve put all the badges quantities in can you click on the little arrow in the ‘ Qty Req’d’ box and then untick the box called ‘blanks’. This leaves you with a list of just the ones you are ordering.

Completed forms should be sent to badges@blackpoolscouts.org.uk

The new order form is here:

Badge Order Form V3

More success for Racing ambassador! 

Our Ambassador Georgia Shiels is going from strength to strength!A massive congratulations from us all! 

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Georgia has made the switch from stage rallying to Rallycross with the assistance of LOCO Energy Drink. “All of this has come around really quickly,” said Georgia “to be talent-spotted by LOCO is so exciting and this is the start of a really amazing partnership. LOCO only launched last year so it’s great to grow with them and be on this journey to the top of the sport together.”


The Bolton University Engineering student contested in her first British Rallycross event on Sunday, finishing a competitive 7th overall after mechanical issues. Georgia is competing in a 200bhp RX150 buggy. “The RX150s are insane!” Georgia said. “They only weigh 420kg so the sheer acceleration is mind-blowingly fun!”
Rallycross is held on a closed mixed-surface race circuit but still has a nod to stage rallying as drivers spend much of their time sideways on the gravel. It is an ever-increasingly popular form of motorsport. Attracting thousands of spectators at each event and with plans for a rallycross circuit at Silverstone, the future for rallycross is bright! “There is a clear career path in rallycross,” Georgia says “which makes my ultimate goal of becoming the first ever female World Rallycross Champion possible, not to be tokenistic of women, but to inspire more young girls into both motorsport and engineering.”
“This is just the start.”

Explorers NEED YOU!

Are you looking for a fresh challenge? Or a new adventure? We are growing the Explorer Scout Section and are looking for adult volunteers to support a number of Explorer Scout Units in 2017. The success of the Explorer Scout Section and Young Leader Scheme has been one of the highlights of Scouting over the past decade. We have some remarkable teenagers who have gained valuable skills, overcome challenges and encountered adventure at the highest level. Crucially a number of these young people have leadership talents which they use in a volunteer capacity to enhance the programme we deliver. We would like to provide this opportunity to even more young people by increasing the capacity of the Explorer Scout Section.

If you have a passion for developing 14 – 18 year olds, exploration, and the outdoors, then we have a role for you. Whether you can give an hour a month, or are looking for a new leadership challenge, please contact us for a chat. Info@blackpoolscouts.org.uk

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District Camp is back!

We are back again this year at Bibby’s Farm Scout Activity Centre on the 9th-11th June!

We had such an amazing time at our last one! This one promises to be bigger and better!

Here’s a little taster of what we got up to last time….

West Lancs DofE pages

Duke of Edinburgh Award

The County have produced some DofE related web pages to help Explores and Young Leaders who are interested in obtaining this award.

The pages includes applications forms as well as links to the shop.

Have a look for yourself.

Duke of Edinburgh Award

 

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Romanian Jamboree 2017

Romanian Jamboree 2017

Would You Like To Take Part in a Jamboree?

West Lancashire Scouts are sending a Contingent to next Summer’s Romanian National Jamboree. RoJam 2.017 will be held in Cristian, on the outskirts of the spectacular city of Brasov, surrounded by superb mountain scenery. We will be camping just a few miles from Bran Castle, reputed to be the inspiration for the story of Count Dracula.

The dates are 31 July to 15th August.  Applications are invited from Explorer Scouts and Scouts who will be aged from 13 to 17 next August. Closing date for applications is 17 January 2017.

Download an information Pack  Rojam-Ad.pdf

Download an application form  Rojam-application-form.docx

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