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ReQuest2021 Podcast – Special Christmas Day Episode

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS DAY EPISODE – Fri 25th December 2021  – A Special Christmas Edition of the podcast featuring the ReQuest interview with Wayne White the 2020 manager of the South Pole and a brief discussion with Brad Borkan about his book “When Your Life Depends on It: Extreme Decision Making Lessons from the Antarctic”.

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

‘Texas Monthly’ article about Wayne White:
https://www.texasmonthly.com/travel/meet-intrepid-texan-who-manages-south-pole/

“When Your Life Depends on It: Extreme Decision Making Lessons from the Antarctic” by Brad Borkan & David Hirzel  https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B06Y53WPZW

Visit our Fundraising Ladder for different ways to follow and support the project including our infamous Penguin Badges, Antarctic Top Trumps, Social Media pages and lots more…
www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021

Wayne White with replica cat Mrs. Chippy at the South Pole
Wayne White in traditional Inuit polar gear

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ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep. 14

EPISODE 14 – Tue 1st Dec 2020  – We hear from Tom Boeckx the Group Scout Leader of 1st St Peters in Thanet who has a very interesting story to tell us about his day job and the ReQuest interview with Camilla Nichol, Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust.

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

Camilla Nichol’s Wikipedia Webpage:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camilla_Nichol

The UK Antarctic Heritage Trust Website:
https://www.ukaht.org

HMS Protector Webpage:
https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/our-organisation/the-fighting-arms/surface-fleet/survey/antarctic-patrol-ship/hms-protector

Visit our Fundraising Ladder for different ways to follow and support the project including our infamous Penguin Badges, Antarctic Top Trumps, Social Media pages and lots more…
www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021

Dream Becoming A Reality!

Another milestone reached £70,000 raised, another £40,000 to go by end of June 2021. Thanks to everyone who has helped us get this far! Dream becoming a reality! 🙂

Options for donation payments: –
1. Please make any donation cheques payable to “Kent County Scout Council”, Kent Scouts, Lower Grange Farm, Maidstone Kent ME14 3DA
2. Donate by BACS to Sort Code: 40-52-40 Account #: 00015563 quoting “Request2021” as a reference.
3. Virgin Money Giving Page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/ReQuest2021

Mrs. Chippy the cat makes it to the South Pole!

Mrs. Chippy the replica of the cat from Shackleton’s endurance expedition that we auctioned for the ReQuest2021 project has made it to the South Pole. Wayne White, 2020 South Pole Station Manager, won the bidding in the charity auction for the cat. Fantastic that it has reached the pole!

We are really grateful to Wayne for his support for the project and thrilled he will be appearing on the Christmas Day edition of the ReQuest2021 podcast.

Only 400 sleeps till we sail!

It is now only 400 days till we sail to Antarctica from South America. Lots to do in the next year – not least to raise another £40,000 by end of June 2021, launch ‘Antarctica In An Icebox‘ educational resource packs, plan our research projects, book flights (Covid-willing!) and take to time to organise the Tower Bridge PR event for Friday 17th September, 2021.
Plus lots more behind the scenes!
We’ve got an amazing team to make it all happen! Darcey Holmes ~ Alex Maciver ~ Laura Bernard ~ Cathy Mummery ~ Matt Wood ~ Lucy Morgan ~ Genevieve Scullion ~ George Stonor ~ Sam Payne

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep. 13

EPISODE 13 – Sunday 1st Nov 2020  – Another visit to a Lady Daphne Thames Barge workday and the ReQuest interview with the Honourable Alexandra Shackleton (Sir Ernest Shackleton’s granddaughter) who is president of the James Caird Society and also a supporting patron of our ReQuest2021 project.

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.

The Honourable Alexandra Shackleton
“An Evening In Antarctica” June 2019 – Left to Right: Darcey Holmes, Genevieve Scullion, the Honourable Alexandra Shackleton,
Lucy Morgan and George Stonor.

Show Notes

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

James Caird Society:
www.jamescairdsociety.com

Edward Shackleton – Alexandra’s Father
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Shackleton,_Baron_Shackleton

Visit our Fundraising Ladder for different ways to follow and support the project including our infamous Penguin Badges, Antarctic Top Trumps, Social Media pages and lots more…
www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021

Online Presentation

Shackleton’s Scouts – Online Presentation 5pm on Sunday 6th December 2020.

Sign up now: £6 a ticket.

All funds will go to the ReQuest2021 Project

BOOKING LINK

“Sir Ernest Shackleton’s final Quest expedition marked the end of what has now become known as the heroic age of exploration. In 1921 King George V was on the throne and David Lloyd George was prime minister. Back then two boy scouts were selected from around 1700 other scouts to represent Scouting, King and Country by joining Shackleton on the expedition of a lifetime to Antarctica. Alan tells the story from the perspective of the two Scouts and how it changed their lives to be part of this important historic expedition. He then gives an overview of his plans for Kent Scouts to recreate a similar research expedition 100 years later in 2021.”

Zoom Login Details will be sent out just before the event.

BOOKING LINK

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Please consider supporting our project!

Christmas cards…

Very cute reindeer ones!
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Or Friendly penguin ones!
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Gift ideas…

Buy a #REQUEST2021 Pack of Antarctic Top Trumps
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Own the camping rights to your own Antarctic Glacier!    
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And visit our ReQuest2021 Fundraising Ladder for lots of other great ideas to help you choose which steps to take to support us online… http://www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021/

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The London Landmarks Half Marathon

We are seeking one more volunteer aged 17+ willing to join our team of five, get sponsored and ride a penguin (see below!) to take part in the London Landmarks Half Marathon on Sunday 23rd May 2021 and help raise funds for the Kent Scouts ReQuest2021 Antarctic Research Project. Each volunteer will have a target to raise of £500 or more! Help will be provided with promoting each place and with taking online payments.

London Landmarks Half Marathon Website: https://www.llhm.co.uk/

Donate Here – ReQuest2021

We will also looking for a support crew to cheer them along on the day.

To volunteer or for more information contact: alan@request2021.org.uk