Month: July 2020
PRESS RELEASE – SCOUTS CLIMATE QUEST EVENT
Held over the weekend of Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th July 2020 Climate Quest was a virtual event hosted by Sevenoaks District in partnership with the Kent Scouts ReQuest2021 Antarctic Research Project.
One of the key themes of the main Kent Scouts ReQuest2021 Antarctica project mission is Environment. Antarctica is a living environmental laboratory for Climate Change and Antarctic Wildlife. Climate Quest was put together to engage young people in these important issues.
To earn their Climate Quest Badge participants had to complete a minimum of 2 activities from each of the three different zones – Causes, Consequences and Take Action.
Around 300 people registered for the event and orders have been placed for somewhere in the region of 200 badges already! The activities are still available for other to take part in due course.
All the feedback and response from the participants and parents has been phenomenal…
“Thank you. We have had a great time and really enjoyed the tasks. Lots of chatting about the environment with a 5yr old and 10yr old!”
“Such a great weekend full of fun and interesting activities, thank you Kent Scouts. Alex and Charlotte from 1st New Barn Cubs and Beavers.”
“My boys Harrison & Finlay from Larkfield 1st with most of their completed challenges from this Climate Quest Weekend. Thanks so much for all the organising. It was utterly brilliant.”
“Isla, 2nd Radipole Guides, and Oli, Weymouth South Scouts, have enjoyed taking part in the Climate Quest this weekend. Thank you so much for running the event and organising such fantastic activities.”
“I would just like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all the team at Climate Quest. William from 10th Fareham Cubs, Hampshire has had a fab weekend of activities learning lots of things about global warming, recycling. He has loved every minute of it.”
“Bird feeders made, extreme weather report and macaroni cheese made for dinner. Oliver has had a great weekend doing the activities. Thank you to everyone involved.”
ReQuest2021 Project Mission
Some more work on refinining the mission for the ReQuest2021 project which can now be summarised under the 3 banners of Peace ~ Environment ~ Heritage
Antarctica offers up three unique perspectives as a flagship Global Project:-
• A Beacon of Hope and Peace for all Diverse Nations & Creeds Working in Harmony
• A Living Environmental Laboratory for Climate Change and Antarctic Wildlife
• A Rich Heritage of Scouting’s Connection with the Golden Age of Polar Exploration
ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep.9
EPISODE 9 – Tuesday 1st July 2020 – A short extract from the book “Cold” about the Bark Europa and sailing with whales; yet another clip from Alan Noake’s Walderslade presentation to Medway Towns SAS, this time focusing on what happened to Marr and Mooney after the Quest Expedition including James Marr’s participation in Operation Tabarin during WW2; and the ReQuest interview with another of our Kent participants – Matt Wood from Malling.
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.
A link to Matt Wood’s Fundraising Page
Thijs Heslenfeld’s book “Cold – Sailing To Antarctica” about a voyage on the Bark Europa.
Square Knots & Penguins – The Antarctic Scout Philately Connection
Operation Tabarin: Britain’s Secret Wartime Expedition to Antarctica https://www.amazon.co.uk/Operation-Tabarin-Stephen-Haddelsey/dp/0750967463
Lots of Different Ways to Follow and Support The Project including our penguin badges, Antarctic Top Trumps and other merchandise…