Only 300 Sleeps Till We Sail!
Hard to believe after all these years of planning that it is only 300 sleeps until we sail from South America to Antarctica now in January 2022!
The team have all now registered on the Bark Europa passenger list. We are starting to look into insurance and flights. Research Projects are taking shape. Fundraising still needs a final push but we are on track despite Covid. Watch out Antarctica – here we come!
PENGUIN CROWDFUNDER SUCCESS!!!
WE ARE 100% FULLY TOTALLY COMPLETELY CROWDFUNDED FOR OUR SHACKLETON THE PENGUIN SOFT TOY ORDERS!!! A HUGE THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PLEDGED MONEY IN THE CAMPAIGN. @Kentscouts@crowdfunderuk
Anyone who chooses a penguin now is guaranteed to get one in due course: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/shackleton-the-penguin
They will also be for sale on eBay now later in the year!
Elmer has a ReQuest2021 penguin badge!
Elmer’s camp blanket is now finished – and he is resplendent with his 22 Kent District badges, plus badges for KIJ2022, ReQuest2021 and the fundraising badge!
Elmer and his friends will now be marching onto the streets of Maidstone to form the first-ever public art trail in the County town on Saturday 19 June 2021 for nine weeks.
After the Maidstone Heart of Kent Hospice Elmer trail he will then be visiting Lower Grange Farm and going to Kent International Jamboree!
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:-
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!
Our new Shackleton The Penguin toy – Erin’s simply not letting him go!
So Erin’s got hold of our first sample Shackleton The Penguin plush toy and she’s not letting go of him!
Want one too? Well, here’s the deal…
We’d really love to place our first order and make this happen but first we need your help!
Basically it will take up to 12 weeks for us to receive an initial minimum order of 300 penguins.
However we must first have 300 firm orders to ensure that the ReQuest2021 project does not make a loss.
So if you make a pledged payment now then your card will only be charged if and when we reach 300 orders.
The first 100 people can donate £10, or more, per penguin (inc UK p&p).
The next 200 people can donate £25, or more, per penguin (inc UK p&p).
Non-UK supporters will need to pay a fair nominal extra delivery cost before dispatch.
The white cloth woggles and neckers are included.
£5 Miniature white leather ReQuest2021 woggles are an optional accessory* (inc p&p).
(*Not suitable for under for under 5 year olds)
By pledging to buy a Shackleton The Penguin plush toy you will be helping us to:
• Sail to Antarctica in the Winter of ‘21/’22.
• Develop 10 Antarctica Ambassadors.
• Undertake 10 Antarctic Research Projects.
• Produce Educational Fun Resources.
Many of our other large fundraising events have been cancelled due to Coronavirus so we need all the help we can get to hit our fundraising targets.
We do realise this is an extremely tough time for everyone and we are immensely grateful for your valued support!
Once we have covered the cost of production all profits will go to the Kent Scouts ReQuest2021 Antarctic Research Project [Kent County Scout Council – Charity Number 303471]
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/
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
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
Antarctic Top Trumps
Our 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: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264717442933
SHACKLETON THE PENGUIN’S GLOBAL TOUR FOR WORLD PENGUIN DAY…
SHACKLETON THE PENGUIN IS TRAVELLING THE GLOBE FAR AND WIDE TO CELEBRATE WORLD PENGUIN DAY 25TH APRIL 2020 AND TO RAISE AWARENESS OF THE KENT SCOUTS #REQUEST2021 ANTARCTIC RESEARCH PROJECT…
SHACKLETON THE PENGUIN WOULD LIKE TO SAY A HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS HELPED HIM VISIT THE FOLLOWING PLACES SO FAR!
A DOZEN OR SO COUNTRIES, 51 UK DESTINATIONS AND 32 US STATES…!
Sandwich, Kent, UK
Maidstone, Kent, UK
Herne Bay, Kent, UK
Paddock Wood, Kent, UK
Weymouth, Dorset, UK
Windlesham, Surrey, UK
Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK
Deal, Kent, UK
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, UK
Faversham, Kent, UK
Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Edmonton North London, UK
Camberley, Surrey, UK
Frimley, Surrey, UK
Clacton on Sea, Essex, UK
Cleckheaton West Yorkshire, UK
Copthorne, West Sussex, UK
Crawley, West Sussex, UK
Thame, Oxfordshire, UK
Chipping Sodbury South Glos, UK
Gillingham, Kent, UK
Chard, Somerset, UK
Gedling, Nottingham, UK
Norwich, Norfolk, UK
Bridgwater, Somerset, UK
Dagenham, Essex, UK
Widnes, Cheshire, UK
Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK
Whitstable, kent, UK
Worcester, Worcestershire, UK
Norwich, Norfolk, UK
Wincanton, Somerset, UK
Stockton on Tees, County Durham, UK
Ipswich, Suffolk, UK
Yate, South Gloucestershire, UK
Pucklechurch, South Gloucestershire, UK
Beverley and Hornsea, East Yorkshire, UK
Yeovil, Somerset, UK
Basildon, Essex, UK
Salisbury Wiltshire, UK
Mirfield, West Yorkshire, UK
Hammersmith, London, UK
Liverpool, Lancashire, UK
Braintree, Essex, UK
Ryde, Isle of Wight, UK
Wednesbury, West Midlands, UK
Cardigan West Wales, UK
East Kilbride, Scotland, UK
Ross Skye and Lochalsh, The Highlands, Scotland, UK
Perth, Scotland, UK
Glenlyon, Perthshire, Scotland, UK
Herrendorf Neuss, Germany
Liverpool, New York, USA
Southfield, Michegan, USA
Kalamazoo, Michegan, USA
Clarksville, Indiana, USA
Grain Valley, Missouri, USA
Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA
Throggs Neck, New York, USA
Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
Anderson, South Carolina, USA
Golden, Colorado, USA
Salem, Oregon, USA
Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
Champaign, Illinois, USA
Bethel, Ohio, USA
Jackson, Michigan, USA
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Ashland, Kentucky, USA
Bakersfield, California, USA
Lum, Michigan, USA
Landry, Connecticut, USA
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA
DeKalb, Illinois, USA
Manalapan, New Jersey, USA
Concord, Michigan, USA
Houston, Texas, USA
Peach Bottom, Pennsylvania, USA
Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
Ashley, Pennsylvania, USA
Yukon, Oklahoma, USA
Cleveland, Tennessee, USA
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Milford, New Jersey, USA
Montville, Connecticut, USA
Johnston, Rhode Island, USA
Fairhope, Alabama, USA
Columbus, Ohio, USA
Buffalo, New York, USA
San Diego, California, USA
Grand Marais, Minnesota, USA
Austin, Texas, USA
Hickman Panora, Iowa, USA
Boise, Idaho, USA
Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA
Clyde, Ohio, USA
Hamilton, New Jersey, USA
Carroll, Ohio , USA
Blair, Wisconsin, USA
Beaverton, Oregon, USA
Enola, Pennsylvania, USA
Cheshire, Connecticut, USA
Orlando, Florida, USA
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Orange Park, Florida, USA
Fort Stockton, Texas, USA
Aurora, Colorado, USA
Norfolk, Nebraska, USA
Aurore Brisebois North Bay, Ontario, Canada
Miscouche, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Mackay, Queensland, Australia
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Jurong East, Singapore
Chiang Mai, Thailand
THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!!