Lincolnshire Fellowship

Activity Team

 History

 

The History

 

The go-kart team was created by the Millers Venture Scout Unit for Poacher ’77, Lincolnshire’s first International Camp.  The interest created during that event resulted in the team building a mobile activity that provided karting at events up and down the country for a number of years.

 

In 1997 the Millers Venture Scout Unit could no longer support the activity or supply enough staff.  As a result the current Go-Kart Activity Team Fellowship emerged.

 

Now 3 decades since that first camp, the team provides go-karting activities for members of the Scout and Guide Associations on around 8 weekends and 2 weeks each summer, as well as working weekends in the winter and the odd social gathering.

 

 

 

The Gear

 

The Go-kart team has grown from 3 go-karts to 12 and has introduced 5 buggies for adults.

 

The go-karts are all made and maintained by members of the team, as are the vehicles, trailers and everything else that makes the activity possible.

 

The go-karts only run on grass, have 5.5 hp, 160 cc Honda engines and are built to survive constant driving by beginners! Most new drivers will be travelling at 10 to 15 miles per hour, though it feels much faster.

 

 

 

The Team

 

The current team is made up of Explorer Scouts, Network Scouts, Scout and Guide leaders and Fellowship members.

 

Although the team is based in Lincolnshire, the people you meet today may well come from Lincolnshire, Lancashire, Derbyshire, West Midlands or Essex!

 

Everyone in the team is trained to ensure the safe running of the go-kart activity. What makes things tick smoothly is the fact that we have a real mixture of skills and interests – from those who enjoy the excitement of the track, those who like to meet the riders and those who like to get their hands dirty in the workshop. The most important person is the one who brings round the hot drinks on a cold day and the cold drinks on a hot day!

 

 

Teams through the ages

 

Nailer  

1990                                                                                                1992

1993

     

 2000                                                       2002

2006

 

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