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Commemorative Plaque

A huge thanks to Mark Brooks from Artisan Memorials for helping us towards one of our 10 project objectives yesterday: #4 To unveil an expedition plaque dedicated to Marr & Mooney both at Gilwell Park in Scout HQ in England and Fordell Firs Scout HQ in Scotland. (Heritage)

Alan Noake and Mark Brooks with the Commemorative Plaque at Gilwell HQ

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep.10

EPISODE 10 – Saturday 1st Aug 2020  – this episode includes the voiceovers by Query The Penguin used to educate beavers, rainbows, cubs, brownies, scouts and guides as part of our fantastic Climate Quest event; the penultimate clip from Alan Noake’s Walderslade presentation to Medway Towns SAS, this time focusing on Shackleton’s leadership skills and Kent Scouts’ partnership with the Lady Daphne Thames Barge; and the ReQuest interview with Laura Bernard another Kent participant over 25.

Laura Bernard

The ReQuest2021 podcast is 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

Climate Quest
http://climatequest.sevenoaksscouts.org.uk

The Lady Daphne Thames Barge
http://www.lady-daphne.co.uk

A link to Laura Bernard’s Fundraising Page:
https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LauraBernard

28 Different Ways to Follow and Support The Project including our penguin badges, Antarctic Top Trumps and other merchandise…
www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021

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.

CLIMATE QUEST WEBSITE

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.”

During the weekend the number of followers on the ReQuest2021 Facebook page reached over 500 https://www.facebook.com/groups/ReQuest2021

For more information about Climate Quest and the Research2021 project contact info@request2021.org.uk or visit www.ReQuest2021.org.uk                 [NUMBER OF WORDS: 367]

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

Be prepared… the Climate Quest is coming! #climatequest2020

Register here: https://climatequest.sevenoaksscouts.org.uk

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.


Show Notes
A link to Matt Wood’s Fundraising Page
https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MattWood2021

Thijs Heslenfeld’s book “Cold – Sailing To Antarctica” about a voyage on the Bark Europa.
https://thijsheslenfeld.com/cold-sailing-to-antarctica

Square Knots & Penguins – The Antarctic Scout Philately Connection
https://sossi.org/pdffiles/antarctic-scouting.pdf

Operation Tabarin: Britain’s Secret Wartime Expedition to Antarctica https://www.amazon.co.uk/Operation-Tabarin-Stephen-Haddelsey/dp/0750967463

28 Different Ways to Follow and Support The Project including our penguin badges, Antarctic Top Trumps and other merchandise…
http://www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021

“Cold – Sailing To Antarctica” by Thijs Heslenfeld
STAMPS – INCLUDING MARR PRESENTING FLAG TO SCOUTS OF TRISTAIN DA CUHNA
MARR COLLECTOR’S CARD – FAMOUS BOYS

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep.8

EPISODE 8 – Monday 1st June 2020  – A short extract from James Marr’s private diary in September 2022 reflecting on his year on the Quest Expedition; another clip from Alan Noake’s Walderslade presentation to Medway Towns SAS this time focusing on Mooney leaving the expedition at Madeira and Shackleton’s death in South Georgia; and the ReQuest interview with the second of our Scottish participants – Sam Payne from Aberdeen.

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

A link to Sam Payne’s Fundraising Page:
https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SamPayneRQ21

28 Different Ways to Follow and Support The Project including our penguin badges, Antarctic Top Trumps and other merchandise…
www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021

Annual Newsletter #2

Have a look at the PDF version our our latest annual newsletter.

Highlights this issue include…

Dream To Reality
Research Round-up
Get Involved
Project Sponspors

This is the second of four issues we have planned for June 2020. The plan is to produce two more issues in June 2021 and June 2022.

We have sent some hardcopies out by post. Let us know if you would like a collectors copy!

http://www.request2021.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/REQUEST2021-UPDATE-JUNE-2020-FINAL.pdf

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep.7

EPISODE 7 – Thursday 7th May 2020  – Celebrating being half way on our ReQuest2021 Fundraising, more from Alan’s presentation to Medway Towns Scout Active Support with a focus on the 1921 Scout Selection Process by Shackleton and ReQuest2021 Interview with Emma Johnston.

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

28 Different Ways to Follow and Support The Project including our penguin badges, Antarctic Top Trumps and other merchandise…
www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021

Sir Ernest Shackleton, Sir Percy Everett (Deputy Chief Scout at the time) and Major Wade, plus the other scouts up for selection along with James Marr and Norman Mooney, 1921.
The 10 Boy Scouts put forward for final selection back in 1921
(Source: The Daily Graphic, Thursday August 18th 1921)
Norman Mooney, Sir Ernest Shackleton & James Marr, 1921
(Photo: Scout Association Archives)

Shackleton The Penguin Is Celebrating!

Shackleton the Penguin the team mascot for ReQuest2021 has something to celebrate today as the scout team of eight from Kent and two from Scotland have just hit the halfway point with fundraising for their Antarctic Research Project! The team would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has sponsored them so far along the way… Precisely 600 days before the ReQuest2021 Antarctic Research Project Team plan to set sail for Antarctica the ReQuest2021 team have just this week passed the £55,000 mark on the way to their £110,000 target.

The team’s Virgin Money Giving fundraising page can be found on the following link: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/request2021

The ReQuest2021 Team are: Matt Wood, George Stonor, Darcey Holmes, Genevieve Scullion, Alan Funstuff Noake, Cathy Mummery, Lucy Morgan, Sam Payne, Laura Bernard and Emma Johnston

In the Winter of 2021/22, the team of Scouts will be sailing on the Bark Europa Tall Ship from South America to Port Lockroy in Antarctica. Exactly 100 years after two Scouts sailed on Shackleton’s final Quest Expedition back in 1921 the project‘s objectives will be: –

  • To participate as members of the crew on the Barque Europa on a voyage to Antarctica.
  • 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.

The challenge facing the team now is to raise the other 50% – another £55,000 by the 30th June 2021. It is set to be a busy year of fundraising and the setbacks caused by the Coronavirus lockdown will make it even more difficult to achieve. We are dedicated to making the dream a reality!

The team’s Virgin Money Giving fundraising page can be found on the following link: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/request2021