ReQuest2021 Team

Kent Scouts Antarctica Project

542Days 14Hrs 51Mins 16Secs

In the Winter of 2021/22 a select team of Scouts will be sailing on the Bark Europa Tall Ship from South America to Port Lockroy in Antarctica.

Yet the miracle happened. A dream grew into reality. (James Marr)

Exactly 100 years after  two Scouts sailed on Shackleton’s final Quest Expedition the project‘s primary objectives will be: –

  • To participate as members of the crew on the Barque Europa on a voyage to Antarctica in the Winter ‘21/’22.
  • For each of the participants to carry out an Antarctic research project and present the results upon return.
  • To visit Port Lockroy base that was established by Scout James Marr and fly a Scout flag on Antarctica.
  • To unveil an expedition plaque dedicated to Marr & Mooney at Gilwell Park and Port Lockroy in Antarctica.
  • To involve the younger sections in join-in educational fun  activities in the form of Antarctica In An Ice Box.

Secondary Objectives:

  • Hold a pre-expedition PR event for sponsors, participants and Scouting dignitaries on board a similar 100‑year-old vessel at St Katherine’s Dock, on 17th Sep ‘21 and have Tower Bridge opened just for us!
  • Attend the Devon and Cornwall Polar Society Quest reconstruction event at Plymouth in Sep 2021.
  • To have Scouting representation at Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Grave on South Georgia on 4th/5th January 2022.
  • Potential to link up with Scouts in other countries on the original expedition route.
  • Potential to create a legacy charity project. T.A.S.K. – “The Antarctica Scout Krill” project.