Fantastic that Si & Seb have been awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation for “superstar fundraising and upholding amazing Scout values”.
These two have raised over £700 for the ReQuest2021 project so far with their 100 mile sail and 100 mile swim!
Silas and Seb are too young to go on the expedition themselves but have been selflessly fundraising for their fellow scouts to go.
One Year To Go!
If all goes to plan (covid willing) exactly twelve months from today the ReQuest2021 team will be setting sail from Ushuaia in Argentina at the foot of South America on a three week research expedition to Antarctica.
To raise awareness and the much needed funds required we are currently running our 12 Days of Christmas Campaign.
It’s easy, just text REQUEST 12 to 70450 to donate £12*
Texts cost £12 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS.
If you’d like to give £12 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, then you can just text REQUESTNOINFO 12 to 70450.
*To donate a different amount just replace the 12 with the amount you wish to give instead.
KENT COUNTY SCOUT COUNCIL – CHARITY # 303471
REQUEST TEXT GIVING CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED!
Text REQUEST 5 to 70450 to donate £5*
Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS.
If you’d like to give £5 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, then you can just text REQUESTNOINFO 5 to 70450.
*To donate a different amount just replace the 5 with the amount you wish to give instead.
KENT COUNTY SCOUT COUNCIL – CHARITY # 303471
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
Looking for Christmas card and gift ideas?
Please consider supporting our project!
Very cute reindeer ones!
Or Friendly penguin ones!
Buy a #REQUEST2021 Pack of Antarctic Top Trumps
Own the camping rights to your own Antarctic Glacier!
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/
BLUE OPTIONS INVOLVE FINANCIAL SUPPORT
YELLOW OPTIONS ARE FREE WAYS TO SUPPORT US!
Fancy running the London Landmarks Half Marathon in support of ReQuest2021?
We are seeking five volunteers aged 17+ willing to 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/
We will also looking for a support crew to cheer them along on the day.
To volunteer or for more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
We now have lots of fun items of merchandise available on eBay – just do a search for “Request2021”!
* Penguin Christmas Cards
* Reindeer Christmas Cards
* ReQuest2021 Friendship Bracelets
* Scout Marr Greetings Cards
* Sailing Through Antarctic Waters Greetings Cards
* Leather Shackleton The Penguin Woggles
* Antarctic Glacier Camping Rights Certificates
* Special Edition ReQuest2021 Antarctica Top Trumps
* Shackleton The Penguin Badges
All profits go to the project.
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.”