Last chance to share your thoughts on the proposed plan for Scouting
Have you read the proposed plan for Scouting’s future beyond 2018? What do you and your team think of the direction of travel and the initiatives in the draft plan? There is one month left to s_ubmit your views on behalf of your team. All resources to help you run a consultation session in your County/Area/District on the proposed initiatives can be found at www.scouts.org.uk/summit17.
We have some additional tips for you here as well as some webinar briefing sessions next week you can take part in for more information. Thank you to all of you who have contributed so far. You can submit your team’s view or your own individual comments at www.scouts.org.uk/beyond2018feedback.
The 2017/2018 brochure of adventurous activities organised by the Land Activities team is now available for download from here; forthcoming events include the Scottish Mountain Biking trip (20th -22nd October) and the Autumn Meet in the Peak District (27th-29th October) details of which are contained in the brochure
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.
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.
Our Ambassador Georgia Shiels is going from strength to strength!A massive congratulations from us all!
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.”
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