Join-In Antarctica is a monthly programme of fun & educational online sessions for young people* in Scouting based on the Kent Scouts ReQuest2021 Antarctica Project. All sessions are free to attend but we welcome donations to the REQUEST FUND.

*Leaders and members of Girlguiding very welcome to attend too.

Join-In Antarctica – SESSION 1: THE EXPEDITION

Sat 26th March 2022 2PM – 4PM
Led by: Alan Noake

Find out all about the Kent Scouts REQUEST2021 Team’s adventures in Antarctica – Icebergs, Wildlife, Climate Change, Scouting Polar History, Sailing & Projects.


Sat 30th April 2022 2PM – 4PM

Led by: Joanna Grochowicz – Shackleton’s Endurance: An Antarctic Survival Story

Antarctic historian Joanna Grochowicz has made this incredible survival story very accessible for younger readers. Without a doubt, this biography is well-researched, and the style is highly readable. Joanna will be sharing stories about what motivated her to write the book.

Join-In Antarctica – SESSION 3: GRAPHIC NOVEL

Sat 28th May 2022 2PM – 4PM
Led by: David Butler & Gavin Mccumiskey – Shackleton: The Voyage of the James Caird

Comic book author Gavin McCumiskey and illustrator David Butler discuss the story behind the creation of their graphic novel, titled: ‘Shackleton – The Voyage of the James Caird: A Graphic Account’, which celebrates one of the greatest feats of leadership and survival ever recorded.

Join-In Antarctica – SESSION 4: CLIMATE QUEST

Sat 25th June 2022 2PM – 4PM
Led by: Lucy Morgan & Darcey Holmes – Climate Quest 2 PLUS other Home Activities

Packed with ideas for fun activities, challenging Scouting & Guiding members to achieve their ‘stop climate change’ badge at home.

Join-In Antarctica – SESSION 5: LIVE FROM KIJ

Sat 30th July 2022 2PM – 4PM
Led by: The REQUEST Team – Livestream from Kent International Jamboree

The REQUEST2021 team will be participating in the Global World Challenge zone at the Jamboree. They will share some of the experience remotely live from the event.

All sessions are free to attend but we welcome donations to the REQUEST FUND.

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