Category: Heritage

 

Quest Chronicle

You can follow along a day by day (almost!) account of the Shackleton-Rowett (Quest) Expedition 1921-1922.

Starting soon the Quest Chronicle will be recounting the events of the Shackleton-Rowett (Quest) Expedition of 1921-1922 as if it was happening in real time.

Quest at St. Katharine Docks September 1921

Here’s the ‘long’ and the ‘short’ of it…

READ THE BLOG: 
http://www.questchronicle.org.uk

FOLLOW ON TWITTER: 
https://twitter.com/QuestChronicle

Antarctica In An Icebox

Antarctica In An Icebox

A box of fun and educational resources about climate change, environment, wildlife & heritage.

Welcome to Antarctica In An Icebox! These packs of resources will be used to launch a programme of activities in Scout Districts based upon all the amazing lessons to be learned about peace, environment and heritage from the continent of Antarctica.

Each box contains:-

Antarctica Flag

Antarctic Explorer Map

Penguin Moulds for Making Ice Cubes / Chocolate

Greta Thornberg’s Book – “No one too small”

Penguin Chick “Piggy Bank”

Ocean Augmented Reality Cards

Happy Feet 1&2 DVDs

Shackleton: The Boss. Children’s Book.

Into The Frozen South Book – James Marr

Shackleton: The Voyage of the James Caird Graphic Novel

ReQuest2021 Antarctica Top Trumps

16Gb Penguin USB stick – packed full of electronic resources!

Penguin USB Stick
Packed full of fun and educational resources about Antarctica, Polar Wildlife and Heritage – videos, activities, books.
AVAILABLE ON EBAY

Plus each icebox will come with a Shackleton The Penguin toy

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

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.

Commemorative Plaques

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)

The plaque has now been installed in pride of place at Gilwell ready for an official unveiling ceremony at Gilwell on 5th September 2021.

Alan Noake and Mark Brooks with the Commemorative Plaque at Gilwell HQ
The Gilwell Plaque in pride of place
The Gilwell Plaque post-installation
The Gilwell Plaque pre-installation
Alan Noake with the Gilwell and Fordell Firs Plaques
Alan Noake with The Fordell Firs Scottish HQ Plaque

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.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.

Sam Payne

Show Notes

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

Lots of 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.

Emma Johnston

Show Notes

Lots of 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)

Highlights tour of our interactive museum with sound commentary

An online interactive virtual reality exhibition to promote the Kent Scouts #REQUEST2021 Antarctic Research Project and the legacy of two Scouts – James William Slesser Marr and Norman Erland Mooney – who sailed with Shackleton on the original 1921 Quest Expedition.

ACCESS THE VIRTUAL EXHIBITION

Once the exhibition has fully loaded press the play button for the highlights tour with voice commentary.

VIRTUAL MUSEUM LINK:
https://www.artsteps.com/view/5e7dc4f2a6fa5817fd3227db

Not got much time?
Below is a simple video version with sound commentary of the highlights tour of our #ReQuest2021 Exhibition…

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