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
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.
2017 will be the 10th consecutive Founder’s Feast. The event celebrates all that is great about Scouting in West Lancs and is a chance for adult volunteers to pat themselves on the back and have a cracking night out. Each year there is fantastic live entertainment, great food, a drinks reception, speeches and a DJ to round up the evening.
We have two requests;
1.Buy a ticket! Buy your friends a ticket! Buy your partner a ticket! Or even better, get a table together! This is an event you can just sit back and enjoy!
2.Don’t let other people miss out! Remember your badge secretary, your beaver leaders, you treasurer and your group chairs (plus all their partners!) Spread the word through your District/Section and make the Founder’s Feast a time when you pat yourselves on the back and get together for a party!
Date: Saturday 18th February 2017
Time: 7pm Arrival Drinks for 7:30 Dinner
Venue: The Woodlands Suite, Ribby Hall, Wrea Green
Cost: £32.50 per person (including drinks reception, dinner and entertainment.)