Category: Heritage

 

An update on our two Commemorative Plaques!

Really excited to report that Mark Brooks from Canterbury (a member of the Lettering Arts Trust) has just sent us these photos of our two Caithness stone commemorative plaques in final production – he just has the world scout logo to finalise now. It may be a while before we can actually pick them up for real but great to see they are nearly done!

The larger one will be installed at Gilwell and officially unveiled on Sunday 5th September 2021. The smaller of the two will be coming with us to Antarctica and then on our return will be installed and officially unveiled at Fordell Firs the Scottish Scout HQ.

Thanks so much for sharing some really good news for the project during these tough times for our fundraising Mark Brooks!

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep.5

EPISODE 5 – Saturday 7th March 2020 – Louis Rudd MBE, Presentation to Medway Towns Scout Active Support and Interview with George Stonor

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

Louis Rudd MBE…
http://lourudd.com

George Stonor’s Sponsorship Link…
http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/GeorgeStonor

George Stonor

Medway Active Support Team
https://www.medwaytowns.org.uk/spage-section-mast.html

Our Fundraising Ladder with lots of other ways you can follow and support the project….
http://www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021/

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep.4

EPISODE 4 – Monday 4th February 2020 – Goudhurst Scouts, Athy Heritage Centre and Interview with Darcey Holmes

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

Athy Heritage Centre Website…
http://www.shackletonmuseum.com

Darcey Holmes

Darcey Holmes’ Sponsorship Link…
https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DarceyHolmes

The Quest for the Silver Penguin Treasure Hunt (Feb 2020)
https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SilverPenguinQuestTreasureHunt

Our Fundraising Ladder with lots of other ways you can follow and support the project….
http://www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021/

Goudhurst Scouts who kindly raised nearly £800 for the Project!
The Antarctica Board Game played for 24 hours by Goudhurst Scouts!
Alan Noake with Shackleton Statue, Athy, Ireland
Norwegian sledge used by Shackleton on the 1907-1909 Nimrod Expedition.
Comfy Antarctic Wear!
Scale model of the Endurance.
Cabinet of Quest related memorabilia.
Marr and Mooney helping to load the Quest.
Reviews poster of the Southward on the Quest film.

Are you planning a trip to Antarctica in January 2022?

The Kent Scouts ReQuest2021 Antarctic Research Project team are really keen to hear from any member of Scouting worldwide who may already potentially be planning to be in South Georgia (perhaps as part of an Antarctic Cruise?) on the 5th January 2022.

One of our secondary project objectives is to have a Scout in uniform at Shackleton’s grave to represent all Scouts and pay our respects on that day.

If you or any Scouting friend you know will be there on that date then please contact project leader Alan Noake on: alan.noake@kentscouts.org.uk

Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Grave on South Georgia

ReQuest2021 Online Advent Calendar – Day 22

Remembering Sir Ernest Shackleton

Sir Ernest Shackleton died on 5th January 1922 at Grytviken in South Georgia on the Quest expedition.

On 4 January, 1922, the ‘Quest’ reached South Georgia and cast anchor off the Grytviken whaling station. Sir Ernest Shackleton visited old friends at the whaling station and organised preparations for the expedition. He returned to the ‘Quest’ that evening in good cheer. He wrote the following words in his diary, that were to be his last:

At last, after sixteen days of turmoil and anxiety, on a peaceful sunshiny day, we came to anchor in Grytviken. How familiar the coast seemed as we passed down: we saw with full interest the places we struggled over after the boat journey. Now we must speed all we can, but the prospect is not too bright, for labour is scarce. The old familiar smell of dead whale permeates everything. It is a strange and curious place. Douglas and Wilkins are at different ends of the island. A wonderful evening.

In the darkening twilight I saw a lone star hover Gem-like above the bay.

(Source: https://shackletonexhibition.com/shackletons-death-5-january-1922/)

Uruguay: Funeral Of Sir Ernest Shackleton At Monte Video
Source: British Pathé https://www.britishpathe.com/video/VLVA80C9UW74VZ6MHD3S5U7D9FU2A-URUGUAY-FUNERAL-OF-SIR-ERNEST-SHACKLETON-AT-MONTE-VIDEO/query/shackleton

Quest’s Logbook On Ernest Shackleton’s Death; His Grave In Grytviken, South https://www.pond5.com/stock-footage/88099203/quests-logbook-ernest-shackletons-death-his-grave-grytviken.html

ReQuest2021 Online Advent Calendar – Day 19

‘South’, Shackleton’s account of the ‘Endurance’ expedition, was published in 1919 in London by William Heinemann.

In the preface, Shackleton wrote “… I think that though failure in the actual accomplishment must be recorded, there are chapters in this book of high adventure, strenuous days, lonely nights, unique experiences, and above all, records of unflinching determination, supreme loyalty and generous self-sacrifice on the part of my men which … still will be of interest to readers who now turn gladly from the red horror of war … to read … the tale of the White Warfare of the South.”

(Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_(book))

https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/104/1045518/south/9780712664127.html

(Source: Penguin Books)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/South-Endurance-Expedition-Ernest-Shackleton/dp/0140288864

(Source: Amazon)

ReQuest2021 Online Advent Calendar – Day 18

18 Getty Images
Browse 18 Shackleton Rowett Quest Expedition original photographs on Getty Images

https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/photos/shackleton-rowett?phrase=Shackleton%20Rowett&sort=best#license

(Source: Getty Images)

ReQuest2021 Online Advent Calendar – Day 10

10 Strange Things Found Frozen In Ice In Antarctica

“And the number one item is…?”

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep. 2

EPISODE 2 – Tuesday 3rd December 2019 – Derigging the Lady Daphne Thames Barge and an interview with Genevieve Scullion

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.

Genevieve Scullion

Show Notes

Derigging the Lady Daphne Thames Barge on Sunday 24th November 2019…
https://www.kentscouts.org.uk/1267

The Lady Daphne Thames Barge

Genevieve Scullion’s – sponsorship link…
https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/GenevieveScullion

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

http://www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021/

ReQuest2021: Online Advent Calendar – Day 1

World Antarctica Day

World Antarctica Day 1st December 

Celebrating Antarctica and the day when the Antarctic Treaty was signed in 1959.

Antarctica Day was established by the Foundation for the Good Governance of International Spaces (Our Spaces) as a way to celebrate the continuation of the Antarctic Treaty, which was signed on 1 December 1959.

The Antarctic Treaty set aside 10% of the planet “forever to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes in the interest of mankind”. You can find out more about the treaty and about Antarctica itself, from the Our Spaces Antarctica Day web page. There is also a teaching resources page.

You could also check out our feature article on Antarctica for more background information and teaching ideas.

(Source: https://globaldimension.org.uk/event/antarctica-day/2019-12-01/)