Month: September 2019
Over £30,000 raised so far!
As of 24th September 2019 we have just passed the £30,000 mark towards making Kent Scouts #ReQuest2021 Antarctica Project happen! Thanks to everyone who has supported us so far we have now hit 35% of our overall target. http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/ReQuest2021
Here is a reminder of our ten project objectives – primary and secondary.
Primary Project Objectives:
- Participate as members of the crew on the Barque Europa on a voyage to Antarctica in the Winter ‘21/’22.
- For each of the participants to carry out an Antarctic research project and present the results upon return.
- To visit Port Lockroy base that was established by Scout James Marr and fly a Scout flag on Antarctica.
- To unveil an expedition plaque dedicated to Marr & Mooney at Gilwell Park and Port Lockroy in Antarctica.
- To involve the younger sections in join-in educational fun activities in the form of Antarctica In An Ice Box.
Secondary Project Objectives:
- Hold a pre-expedition PR event for sponsors, participants and Scouting dignitaries on board a similar 100-year-old vessel at St Katherine’s Dock, on 17th Sep ‘21 and have Tower Bridge opened just for us!
- Attend the Devon and Cornwall Polar Society Quest reconstruction event at Plymouth in Sep 2021.
- To have Scouting representation at Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Grave on South Georgia on 4th/5th January 2022.
- Potential to link up with Scouts in other countries on the original expedition route.
- Potential to create a legacy charity project. T.A.S.K. – “The Antarctica Scout Krill” project.
Calling all Scottish Scouts!
The Kent Scouts Global Projects team are looking to find two Scottish Scouts who will be 18 by Dec 2021 and up for the challenge to join them on their #ReQuest2021 Research Project to Antarctica. Find out more on www.ReQuest2021.org.uk or email email@example.com for more information. Deadline for Scottish applications is 30th September 2019
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