Month: January 2021



An online Treasure Hunt with cash prize of over £100 to the winner. A minimum donation of £5 to take part and receive a new clue every day at 6pm during February 2021. Weekly prizes too!

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All profits to Kent Scouts REQUEST2021 Antarctic Research project.
Kent County Scout Council Charity Number: 303471

Antarctic Quest 21 – A Strong Project Partner

The ReQuest2021 team are delighted to be partnering with another polar project – Antarctic Quest 21 taking place early in 2022. There is certainly a common ethos shared between the two projects. The Antarctic Quest 21 team will kindly be helping some of the ReQuest2021 team capture research data.

The Antarctic Quest 21 expedition is all about highlighting the values and the spirit of the heroic pioneers of Antarctic Exploration and in particular Sir Ernest Shackleton. It is also about undertaking a journey that will allow the team to contribute to the scientific understanding of what is happening in Antarctica and what this means to every one of us. Finally, it is about extending that knowledge to future generations so that they may also be inspired by the science and adventure of what our forebears have done.

Find out more about their project on

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep. 15

EPISODE 15 – Fri 1st Jan 2021  – A special New Year’s Day extended ReQuest interview with Ann Savours Shirley, historian of polar exploration, both Arctic and Antarctic. She is most widely known for her study of Robert Falcon Scott’s ship HMS Discovery. She spoke in amazing detail about her life for almost an hour and a half! As she has had such a fascinating life it has been shared in its entirety as a bit of polar social history. 

NOTE: The interview was recorded back in July 2020 and sadly the ReQuest2021 team have since had to postpone any plans to visit Orkney due to Covid.

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


Ann Savours Shirley’s Wikipedia Webpage:

The John Rae Society

The Hakluyt Society

The Yamal – a Nuclear Powered Icebreaker

Macquarie Island, UNESCO World Heritage Site

“The Voyages of the Discovery” – Ann Savours

“The Search for the North West Passage” – Ann Savours

Lots of Different Ways to Follow and Support The Project including our penguin badges, Antarctic Top Trumps and other merchandise…