Category: Research Projects
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.”
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
Highlights tour of our interactive museum with sound commentary
A video version with sound commentary of the highlights tour of our #ReQuest2021 Exhibition…
ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep.6
EPISODE 6 – Wednesday 1st April 2020 – Chinstrap penguins and climate change, More from Alan’s presentation to Medway Towns Scout Active Support and Interview with Cathy Mummery
Darcey’s Loo Roll Penguin Craft Project video…
CBS Newstory about Chinstrap penguins and climate change…
Medway Active Support Team…
Cathy Mummery’s Sponsorship Link…
Photographs by Frank Hurley
Herbert Ponting Photos
Henry (Harry) McNish (1874-1930) – Biographical notes
Our Case for Support
CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVIST GRETA THUNBERG SAYS,
If a few children can get headlines all over the world just by not going to school – then imagine what we all could do together if we really wanted to.
She certainly has a point but do you think young people should strike from school to raise awareness of Climate Change?
Well now you can help send some young people to ‘school’ in Antarctica instead! The Kent Scouts ReQuest2021 Project is doing just that. Our mission is to develop six young Antarctica ambassadors who then will create a future legacy by sharing their polar research experience to inspire thousands of other young people.
Each of the young people YOU help support will have to:-
…FUNDRAISE towards the overall total costs for their expedition.
…PROMOTE Scouting’s strong heritage links with Shackleton’s 1921 Quest Expedition.
…LEARN how to crew a one-hundred-year-old sailing vessel through Antarctic waters.
…EDUCATE younger children about climate change and endangered Antarctic wildlife.
…UNDERTAKE an Antarctic Research Project and present their results upon returning.
Kent Scouts Global Projects now has a strong track record of running large successful international expeditions. Back in 2009 they ran an eco-awareness training project in South Africa, in 2012 a team climbed Kilimanjaro, in 2018 twenty-four scouts helped with school building and malaria education in Ghana and in 2020 a group are heading off to work with a charity supporting street Children in Kenya.
And now the money bit…! To deliver this project successfully is going to require total funds of £110,000 by 30th June 2021. Flights and Antarctic voyage amount to £10,000 for each of the ten project participants. Plus, another £10,000 is required for pre-expedition training, equipment and resources to achieve the other project objectives – such as the heritage plaques being carved out of Caithness slate which are £1000 each.
So, if you live in Kent (or Aberdeen!) you can attend one of our popular Community Fundraising Events. We are also seeking Corporate Sponsorship and can in turn promote your brand on all our printed literature and online media. Finally, we welcome fresh ideas from individuals or organisations to fundraise for us.
HELP OUR YOUNG ANTARCTIC AMBASSADORS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
SPONSOR THE PROJECT NOW:
ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep. 3
EPISODE 3 – Thursday 2nd January 2020 – Antarctica In An Icebox, 10 incredible things you should really know about Krill and an interview with Lucy Morgan.
Lucy Morgan’s Climate Change Blog…
Lucy Morgan’s – sponsorship link…
Facebook group for T.A.S.K. The Antarctica Scout Krill project :
Our Fundraising Ladder with lots of ways you can follow and support the project….
ReQuest2021 Online Advent Calendar – Day 21
Today we celebrate our project hash tag #ReQuest2021
Just doing a simple Google image search on “#ReQuest2021” shows the fantastic internet presence of our project we have reached already…