SHACKLETON SCOUTS’ OWN

Past and Future Planned Dates

Sunday 5th September – Gilwell Scout HQ, by the REQUEST2021 plaque and interpretation board to Scouts Marr & Mooney.

Left to Right: Mark Lawrence, Helen Maxwell, Graeme Maxwell, David Wraight, Lucy Morgan, Seb Maxwell, Cathy Mummery, Silas Maxwell and Tony Harvey,

Friday 17th September – St. Katharine Docks, held by the REQUEST2021 team meeting up as a group face to face for the very first time.

Left to Right: Alex Maciver, Darcey Holmes, Genevieve Scullion, Sam Payne, Lucy Morgan, George Stonor, Cathy Mummery, Alan Noake, Laura Bernard and Matt Wood.

Saturday 18th September 6pm – Gravesend, held by the LV21 lightship in St. Andrews Gardens.

Sunday 19th September 6pm – Sheerness, in front of Sheerness Swimming Pool.

Sheerness – Shackleton Scouts’ Own held on Sunday 19th September 2021 one hundred years after the Quest was in port.

Friday 24th September 6pm – Plymouth, on the Mayflower Steps in the Barbican.

Our motley crew of a dozen who held the Scouts’ Own at Plymouth.
Plymouth – Shackleton Scouts’ Own held on the Mayflower Steps in the Barbican area of Plymouth on Friday 24th September 2021 with a motley crew of a dozen who turned up to mark the occasion. The exact day that the Quest ship left England for Antarctica.
NOTE: There is lots of background noise – motorbikes, tourists and seagulls so it is not always easy to listen to the readings but it serves a record to capture the spirit of the respectful occasion that was held.

Monday 11th October 2021 – Lisbon.

Monday 18th October 2021 – Madeira, One hundred years to the day the Quest left Madeira we are grateful to Luis Sousa who arranged for members of Agrupamento 432 Sagrado Coração de Jesus in Funchal, Madeira (https://agrupamento432.wordpress.com) to hold our Shackleton Scouts’ Own to mark the departure of the expedition.

Thursday 28th October 2021 – St. Vincent, venue TBC.

Monday 8th November 2021 – St. Pauls Rocks, venue TBC.

Saturday 18th December 2021 – Rio de Janeiro, venue TBC.

5th Jan Date TBC – the anniversary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Death. Venue: REQUEST2021 team on Bark Europa in Antarctica and as many Scout Groups as possible around the world on the same day.

We aim to encourage as many Scout Groups as possible around the world to hold the Scouts’ Own on Wednesday 5th January 2022.

Tuesday 18th January 2021 – South Georgia, venue TBC.

Thursday 20th January 2022 7pm Zavadovski Island – Sandwich Scouts representing Zavadovski Island in the South Sandwich Islands. Venue: Sandwich Scout HQ.

Tuesday 15th February 2022 – Pack Ice, venue TBC.

Sunday 27th March 2022 – Elephant Island, venue TBC.

Friday 8th May 2022 – South Georgia (Second time!), venue TBC.

Wednesday 25th May 2022 – Tristan da Cunha, venue TBC.

Thursday 2nd June 2022 – Gough Island, venue TBC.

Wednesday 13th July 2022 – Cape Town, venue TBC.

Wednesday 27th July 2022 – St. Helena, venue TBC.

Thursday 4th August 2022 – Ascension Island, venue TBC.

Saturday 20th August 2022 – St. Vincent, venue TBC.

Wednesday 5th September 2022 – San Miguel, venue TBC.

Friday 16th September 2022 – Plymouth (Second time!), venue by Mayflower Steps in the Barbican.
(NOTE: Quest actually returned to Plymouth on Saturday 16th September 1921)

DATE LATE IN 2022 TBC – Fordel Firs (Scottish Scout HQ) – the final service.

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