Month: November 2020


Dream Becoming A Reality!

Another milestone reached £70,000 raised, another £40,000 to go by end of June 2021. Thanks to everyone who has helped us get this far! Dream becoming a reality! 🙂

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1. Please make any donation cheques payable to “Kent County Scout Council”, Kent Scouts, Lower Grange Farm, Maidstone Kent ME14 3DA
2. Donate by BACS to Sort Code: 40-52-40 Account #: 00015563 quoting “Request2021” as a reference.
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Mrs. Chippy the cat makes it to the South Pole!

Mrs. Chippy the replica of the cat from Shackleton’s endurance expedition that we auctioned for the ReQuest2021 project has made it to the South Pole. Wayne White, 2020 South Pole Station Manager, won the bidding in the charity auction for the cat. Fantastic that it has reached the pole!

We are really grateful to Wayne for his support for the project and thrilled he will be appearing on the Christmas Day edition of the ReQuest2021 podcast.

Only 400 sleeps till we sail!

It is now only 400 days till we sail to Antarctica from South America. Lots to do in the next year – not least to raise another £40,000 by end of June 2021, launch ‘Antarctica In An Icebox‘ educational resource packs, plan our research projects, book flights (Covid-willing!) and take to time to organise the Tower Bridge PR event for Friday 17th September, 2021.
Plus lots more behind the scenes!
We’ve got an amazing team to make it all happen! Darcey Holmes ~ Alex Maciver ~ Laura Bernard ~ Cathy Mummery ~ Matt Wood ~ Lucy Morgan ~ Genevieve Scullion ~ George Stonor ~ Sam Payne

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep. 13

EPISODE 13 – Sunday 1st Nov 2020  – Another visit to a Lady Daphne Thames Barge workday and the ReQuest interview with the Honourable Alexandra Shackleton (Sir Ernest Shackleton’s granddaughter) who is president of the James Caird Society and also a supporting patron of our ReQuest2021 project.

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.

The Honourable Alexandra Shackleton
“An Evening In Antarctica” June 2019 – Left to Right: Darcey Holmes, Genevieve Scullion, the Honourable Alexandra Shackleton,
Lucy Morgan and George Stonor.

Show Notes

The Lady Daphne Thames Barge

James Caird Society:

Edward Shackleton – Alexandra’s Father,_Baron_Shackleton

Visit our Fundraising Ladder for different ways to follow and support the project including our infamous Penguin Badges, Antarctic Top Trumps, Social Media pages and lots more…