Month: October 2020


Online Presentation

Shackleton’s Scouts – Online Presentation 5pm on Sunday 6th December 2020.

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All funds will go to the ReQuest2021 Project


“Sir Ernest Shackleton’s final Quest expedition marked the end of what has now become known as the heroic age of exploration. In 1921 King George V was on the throne and David Lloyd George was prime minister. Back then two boy scouts were selected from around 1700 other scouts to represent Scouting, King and Country by joining Shackleton on the expedition of a lifetime to Antarctica. Alan tells the story from the perspective of the two Scouts and how it changed their lives to be part of this important historic expedition. He then gives an overview of his plans for Kent Scouts to recreate a similar research expedition 100 years later in 2021.”

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ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep.12

EPISODE 12 – Thursday 1st Oct 2020  – Celebrating one whole year of the ReQuest2021 podcast including ReQuest interviews with Alex Maciver, the latest Scottish participant to join the team, and with Michael Smith author of many polar exploration books including “Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer”.

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

Alex Maciver

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Michael Smith

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“Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer” – Michael Smith

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