Month: January 2020

 

Our Case for Support

CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVIST GRETA THUNBERG SAYS,

If a few children can get headlines all over the world just by not going to school – then imagine what we all could do together if we really wanted to.

She certainly has a point but do you think young people should strike from school to raise awareness of Climate Change?

Well now you can help send some young people to ‘school’ in Antarctica instead! The Kent Scouts ReQuest2021 Project is doing just that. Our mission is to develop six young Antarctica ambassadors who then will create a future legacy by sharing their polar research experience to inspire thousands of other young people.

Each of the young people YOU help support will have to:-

…FUNDRAISE towards the overall total costs for their expedition.

…PROMOTE Scouting’s strong heritage links with Shackleton’s 1921 Quest Expedition.

…LEARN how to crew a one-hundred-year-old sailing vessel through Antarctic waters.

…EDUCATE younger children about climate change and endangered Antarctic wildlife.

…UNDERTAKE an Antarctic Research Project and present their results upon returning.

11 Unique Antarctic Research Projects

Kent Scouts Global Projects now has a strong track record of running large successful international expeditions. Back in 2009 they ran an eco-awareness training project in South Africa, in 2012 a team climbed Kilimanjaro, in 2018 twenty-four scouts helped with school building and malaria education in Ghana and in 2020 a group are heading off to work with a charity supporting street Children in Kenya.

And now the money bit…! To deliver this project successfully is going to require total funds of £110,000 by 30th June 2021. Flights and Antarctic voyage amount to £10,000 for each of the ten project participants. Plus, another £10,000 is required for pre-expedition training, equipment and resources to achieve the other project objectives – such as the heritage plaques being carved out of Caithness slate which are £1000 each.

So, if you live in Kent (or Aberdeen!) you can attend one of our popular Community Fundraising Events. We are also seeking Corporate Sponsorship and can in turn promote your brand on all our printed literature and online media. Finally, we welcome fresh ideas from individuals or organisations to fundraise for us.

HELP OUR YOUNG ANTARCTIC AMBASSADORS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
SPONSOR THE PROJECT NOW:
http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/request2021

The Quest for the Silver Penguin

The Quest for the Silver Penguin

A Leap Year Fun Fundraising Treasure Hunt during February.

All 29 clues will be emailed out daily and can be solved from the comfort of your own armchair. No need to actually visit the treasure locations situated all around Kent. Unless you want to!

There are 4 weekly prizes of a Cupro Nickel Colour Antarctic Penguin Coin in a presentation box which will be awarded to the first person to email in the correct answers each week. The coins are Rockhopper, King, Adélie and Macaroni!

The Sterling Silver Black & White Cubic Zirconia Penguin Pendant Charm also in a presentation box will be awarded to the first person to complete all 28 clues plus send in the final answer on or after 29th February 2020.

A mininum donation of £5 to participate. (If any of your weekly answers are wrong you can donate another £5 to re-enter the following week and stay in the hunt!). To enter the treasure hunt late and catch up on the questions missed you can also donate £1 extra for every day you have missed.

Just donate on the following link to enter:

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SilverPenguinQuestTreasureHunt

and then email alan.noake@kentscouts.org.uk to register your email address to receive your daily clues!

All proceeds will go to Kent Scouts ReQuest2021 Antarctic Research Project Charity #: 303471

Are you planning a trip to Antarctica in January 2022?

The Kent Scouts ReQuest2021 Antarctic Research Project team are really keen to hear from any member of Scouting worldwide who may already potentially be planning to be in South Georgia (perhaps as part of an Antarctic Cruise?) on the 5th January 2022.

One of our secondary project objectives is to have a Scout in uniform at Shackleton’s grave to represent all Scouts and pay our respects on that day.

If you or any Scouting friend you know will be there on that date then please contact project leader Alan Noake on: alan.noake@kentscouts.org.uk

Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Grave on South Georgia

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep. 3

EPISODE 3 – Thursday 2nd January 2020 – Antarctica In An Icebox, 10 incredible things you should really know about Krill and an interview with Lucy Morgan.

A podcast documenting the Kent Scouts #ReQuest2021 Research Project all the way to Antarctica and back again! Interviews, Scouting historical links, events and research project work recorded along the way. Part of Alan Noake’s Antarctic Soundscapes project.

Show Notes

Lucy Morgan’s Climate Change Blog…
http://climatechangeguide.home.blog

Query – Lucy Morgan’s ReQuest2021 mascot!

Lucy Morgan’s – sponsorship link…
https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LucyMorgan21

Lucy Morgan

Facebook group for T.A.S.K. The Antarctica Scout Krill project :

https://www.facebook.com/groups/404884260439993/

Our Fundraising Ladder with lots of ways you can follow and support the project….

http://www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021/