We've just heard from the Scott Centenary team and they're offering an epic chance to get involved in something a bit special. Ever pulled a sledge 11 miles? Well, why not put a team together and enter for this upcoming event in September 2011. It sounds like a real challenge, steeped in exploration history and all with the aim of helping future British explorers get the start up needed. The team sent us the below information which tells you more about it or visit their wesbite www.sss100.org
If you want to support your local schools why not go the last 11 miles and accept the Scott Challenge?
The challenge can involve any individual or team walking those last 11 miles which Scott famously failed to achieve during his epic trek through the Antarctic in 1912. The distinctive aspect of the challenge is that like Scott, your team will be dragging a sledge along with many other schools, businesses and organisations around the country.
The Scott Challenge aims to provide scholarships for local school children in every county of the UK. This is to enable young people to travel the world under the British Schools Exploring Society’s (BSES) expedition’s programme.
BSES was founded in 1932 by George Murray Levick, a member of Scott’s final Antarctic expedition. His legacy has enabled thousands of young people each years to work with scientists and talented expedition leaders around the globe.
People from your local area will benefit directly from what you raise. Potentially this is for several years. The money you raise will be directed to: - Up to 87.5% will create expedition scholarships for young expeditioners in your county. - Up to 12.5% will support the educational work of the Scott Polar Research Institute. - Alternatively you may choose to direct a percentage to a charity you already support e.g Help for Heroes.
Relatively little is required of you. As soon as possible by the 15th August 2011 at the latest you will need to sign up your team to run the sledge pull in September. You will need to run a few training sessions to verify fitness. We will endeavour to provide you with a sledge to practice with if you apply well before the deadline – but rest easy, a three year old can pull the sledge!
You will need to do some fundraising too, to help we have set up sponsorship templates online and a donate by text service for you so it’s easy to make a contribution to the national effort.