Month: July 2022
St. Helena – Shackleton’s Scouts Own
100 years ago the Quest just departed the island of St. Helena…
“Without any event of outstanding importance, following a placid round of commonplace duties, living on the fat of the land, since there was now no pronounced need to conserve our stores, cleaning ship diligently, fishing for albatross, taking occasional soundings and dredgings, we reached St. Helena and anchored off Jamestown. It is a pretty little town, which straggles picturesquely for a long way up the bottom of an acute-sided valley. The island itself is a mountainous mass, intersected in every direction by deep valleys, those opening to the sea in our direction being of a very regular V-shape. An exceedingly fertile land, its chief industry is the growing of flax.”
(Scout Marr, Into The Frozen South)
RSPB’s Wingbeat Magazine
It featured in the July 2022 edition from Page 7 to Page 9.
Wingbeat is one of the magazines that goes out to Youth Members of the RSPB,
EXPLORERS TO MAKE FINAL REQUEST2021 VOYAGE
PRESS RELEASE – EXPLORERS TO MAKE FINAL REQUEST2021 VOYAGE
The following Explorer Scouts have now been selected to sail on the REQUEST2021 Final Voyage on a tall ship from Plymouth to Portsmouth on 16th – 18th September 2022.
Exactly 100 years after Scout Marr returned upon Shackleton’s Quest on its year long voyage to Antarctica and back.
The Explorers will be holding the Shackleton Scouts’ Own ceremony next to the recently installed plaque to the 1921 Shackleton-Rowett expedition on the Friday at 6pm at Millbay Docks. They will then set sail from Plymouth.
On the voyage, the they will learn how to sail or improve their existing sailing skills and seamanship, including navigation and the use of all the equipment on board the boat.
They plan to arrive at Portsmouth’s Gunwharf Quays around 4pm on Sunday 18th September to hold the very last Shackleton Scouts’ Own and officially mark end the REQUEST2021 project.
Silas Maxwell [Medway Towns]
Edward Wisbey [Dover]
Jacob Websdale [Thanet]
Jack Smith [Dartford]
Amy Schipper [Royal Tunbridge Wells]
Alex Tremain [Dartford]
Rose Darnley [Devon Scouts, representing Plymouth]
Oli Cowell [Hampshire Scouts, representing Portsmouth]
Wish them all luck! It promises to be a memorable experience.
They will be joined by four Kent Scouts Leaders plus the permanent Island Trust crew of the Johanna Lucretia.
FOR MORE INFO CONTACT REQUEST2021 PROJECT LEADER ALAN NOAKE ON 07525 633435 OR ALAN.NOAKE@KENTSCOUTS.ORG.UK
‘DREAM INTO REALITY’ THE BOOK
‘DREAM INTO REALITY‘ THE FULLY ILLUSTRATED WRITE UP OF THE REQUEST2021 PROJECT IS NOW AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE. ALL PROFITS GOING TO THE LEGACY REQUEST FUND TO SUPPORT MORE YOUNG PEOPLE IN SCOUTING AND GIRLGUIDING TO UNDERTAKE POLAR RESEARCH & EXPEDITIONS.
Written by the team in their own words in the six months since they returned from Antarctica.
ONLINE POLAR AUCTION
The auction will run from 9am on Friday 1st July to 9pm on Sunday 10th July 2022.
All profits will go to the legacy REQUEST FUND. This is the fund set up by the Kent Scouts REQUEST2021 Antarctica Project in 2021 to extend our educational outreach activities about Antarctica as well as to support more young people in Scouting and Guiding to do polar research and expeditions.
Kent County Scout Council Charity Registration No. 303471