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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…

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:

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:

Antarctic Top Trumps

Our Antarctic Top Trumps Collectors Set

REQUEST2021 Antarctic Top Trumps Collectors Set

Very excited to be announcing our brand new exciting promotional fundraising item for #REQUEST2021…!!!

This is a high quality, unique set of Top Trumps cards specially created for the ReQuest2021 Antarctic Research Project including:

* 7 Antarctic Penguin Cards

* 5 Antarctic Seal Cards

* 7 Antarctic Bird Cards

* 1 Antarctic Krill Card

* 8 Antarctic Whale Cards

* 1 Shackleton The Penguin Card

* 1 Bark Europa Tall Ship Card

We only have an initial stock of 10 packs from our suppliers just to guage the level of interest. So if you want to be one of the very first people to own a set then please order now. All profits from the sale of these card packs goes to Kent County Scout Council – Charity Number 303471 to support their ReQuest2021 Antarctic Research Project. Available now on eBay for £12.49+P&P:

7 Antarctic Penguin Cards & 1 Shackleton The Penguin Card
7 Antarctic Bird Cards
8 Antarctic Whale Cards
5 Antarctic Seal Cards
1 Antarctic Krill Card
1 Bark Europa Tall Ship Card





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Highlights tour of our interactive museum with sound commentary

A video version with sound commentary of the highlights tour of our #ReQuest2021 Exhibition…

ReQuest2021 Home Challenges!

Some great questions coming through from the research taking place on Antarctica! And as a result of Sophie and Oliver’s questions, I thought this quick activity would be perfect. Making an Origami Whale. This is an activity brought to our selection camp as an ‘Antarctica in an Icebox’ idea and I really enjoyed it so now’s your turn!  If you have any origami paper then use that but if not grab an A4 piece of paper and you can decorate it afterwards. 
Remember, if you have taken part in any of our activities, share your photos, discoveries or questions, tagging us with #request2021 (on instagram), @request2021 (on twitter) or email us (
This video also features one of our ReQuest2021 fundraising badges! Once you have completed three of our virtual Scouting activities you have earnt your own ReQuest2021 badge which we can send to you for a £3 donation. 
All money goes towards our fundraising efforts for our expedition to Antarctica. Follow the link for more information For badge requests, email

And if you missed it here is the Penguin Loo Roll video again….

The ReQuest2021 Loo Roll Penguin

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep.6

EPISODE 6 – Wednesday 1st April 2020 – Chinstrap penguins and climate change, More from Alan’s presentation to Medway Towns Scout Active Support and Interview with Cathy Mummery

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

Darcey’s Loo Roll Penguin Craft Project video…

CBS Newstory about Chinstrap penguins and climate change…

Medway Active Support Team…

Cathy Mummery’s Sponsorship Link…

Photographs by Frank Hurley

Herbert Ponting Photos

Henry (Harry) McNish (1874-1930) – Biographical notes

James Marr’s School Aberdeen Grammar.
(Photo: A.S. Noake)
James Marr’s University, Aberdeen.
(Photo: A.S. Noake)
Cushnie Farmhouse, Auchterless, Turiff, Aberdeenshire
– the house where James Marr was born.
(Photo: A.S. Noake)
6 Albert Street, Kirkwall, Orkney – where Mooney lived in 1911.
(Photo: A.S. Noake)
1st Aberdeen Scout HQ – James Marr’s Scout Group
(Photo: A.S. Noake)
2nd Orkney Scout HQ – Norman Mooney’s Scout Group
(Photo: A.S. Noake)

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

Entirely New Penguin Species Discovered in Antarctica!

Where does the Lourolé penguin fit in size-wise?

Up to now zoologists have only been aware of 17 penguin species worldwide, previously only 7 have been found in Antarctica, 4 of these live and nest on and around the Antarctic continent and a further 3 live and nest on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic islands.

Well as of today there is now an entirely new 18th penguin species – the Lourolé penguin – making it the 8th type of penguin to be discovered on the Antarctic continent. Scientists visiting the extremely remote water closeted island of Toilette found the penguin completely by accident.

The Lourolé penguin is consistently cylindrical in shape and size however they can vary dramatically in colour and appearance. Since their discovery photos of them have started trending all over social media with the hash tag #ReQuest2021.

You can DONATE to help save this protected species here:

Please share this post far and wide to spread the word around the globe about the Lourolé penguins and their plight!

Lucy’s Scout Radio Interview

Lucy Morgan’s interview about #ReQuest2021 on Scout Radio


An adventure involved in commemorating 100 years since Sir Ernest Shackleton's 'Quest' voyage in which he took two Scouts along with him on his voyage to Antarctica.

Posted by Scout Radio on Monday, 30 March 2020

Our 3D Interactive Virtual Reality ReQuest2021 Museum

Please take a look out our brand new interactive 3D ReQuest2021 Antarctic Research Project Museum

ENTER THE MUSEUM HERE: (Note: There is no sound – yet!)

You can do a guided tour of just the highlights (by clicking on the play button) or just browse around at your leisure. Click on an image to see it in more detail.

It is entirely FREE to enter however if you would like to make a voluntary donation it would be most appreciated.

And if you have a virtual reality headset for your smartphone you can download the ArtSteps App and go around the museum in VR!