1. Print off the 10 double sided sheets from the PDF
  2. Find 10 scouting friends and hold a ceremony
  3. Publish on YouTube
  4. Use the hashtag #REQUEST2021

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 ( to hold our Shackleton Scouts’ Own to mark the departure of the expedition.

Thursday 28th October 2021 – Cape Verde Islands (St. Vincent).

A huge thanks to Carlos Monteiro and the Scouts of the Cape Verde islands who held our Shackleton Scouts’ Own for the day the Quest left St. Vincent (28th Oct).

Cape Verde Scouts

Monday 8th November 2021 – St. Pauls Rocks,

REQUEST2021 – 100 years to the day that the Quest visited St. Pauls Rocks (8th November 1921), here is the video of our Shackleton Scouts’ Own ceremony held by St Paul’s Scout Group at their Headquarters in Maidstone, Kent. THANKS TO ALL THE MEMBERS OF ST. PAUL’S GROUP WHO TOOK PART INCLUDING IAIN & VICKY SOAMES. PLUS MATT WOOD FROM THE REQUEST2021 TEAM.

Saturday 18th December 2021 – Rio de Janeiro, at the Christ The Redeemer Statue!

Shackleton Scouts’ Own – Rio de Janeiro #REQUEST2021

100 years ago to the day Shackleton’s Quest left Rio!

A symbol of Christianity around the world, the statue has also become a cultural icon of both Rio de Janeiro and Brazil and was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

5th Jan – 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.

Shackleton Scouts’ Own – held by the REQUEST2021 team and fellow crew members on board the Bark Europa whilst visiting the Antarctic Peninsula on 5th January 2022.

Falkland Islands.

South Georgia.

Shackleton service at Shackleton’s Grave, South Georgia. 5th January 2022.
(The Quest was in South Georgia from 4th Jan – 18th January 1922.)

In the group photo we have members from many of the different teams who work on the island, including; the CEO of the Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands; crew from the fishery patrol vessel Pharos SG; British Antarctic Survey team members; the government’s rodent sniffer dog handler (and dog); as well as South Georgia Heritage Trust’s Conner McLeod, who proudly wore the scout necker.
The individual photo is of Conner McLeod, a Falkland Islander and ex-scout. He is spending the summer working as an assistant for South Georgia Heritage Trust, preserving the heritage on South Georgia and working in the museum where a new exhibition has been erected to celebrate the Quest expedition.

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

Sandwich Scout Group in Kent

Tuesday 15th February 2022 – Pack Ice

  1. Print off the 10 double sided sheets from the PDF
  2. Find 10 scouting friends and hold a ceremony
  3. Publish on YouTube on or before 15th Feb 2022
  4. Use the hashtag #REQUEST2021

185th Glasgow – Cub section supporting @request2021 #ReQuest2021 @185ScoutGroup
Cub Scouts Own held at 70th Lyle Kirk, Greenock
1st Insch Scouts enjoyed learning about both the original voyage and Request.
7th Deal Cub Pack holding Shackleton Scouts’ Own
Commemorating the Quest being in Pack Ice (69°17’ S, 17°09’ E) (Sat 4th Feb 1922 – Wed 15th Feb 1922)

Sunday 27th March 2022 – Elephant Island, Elephant Park, Swanley District. Recorded at 4pm on Sunday 20th March.

Shackleton Scouts’ Own – Elephant Park, Swanley District in Kent representing Quest leaving Elephant Island on 27th March 1922. A huge thanks to all the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Networkers, Leaders and parents for holding this ceremony to mark the occasion. Sincere apologies for the sound quality for the first half of the video. It improves part way through.

Sunday 8th May 2022 – South Georgia (Second time!), Shackleton’s Cross & Cairn, South Georgia #REQUEST2021 – Marking one hundred years since the Quest left South Georgia, for the second time, on the SHACKLETON-ROWETT Expedition. Huge thanks to Sarah Clark for visiting the cairn and cross for us on Saturday 7th May 2022. Reading from Scout Marr’s INTO THE FROZEN SOUTH. (Chapter XVI)

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 – Cape Verde Islands (St. Vincent), (Second time!) venue TBC.

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

TBC Sunday 11th September 2022 – Fordel Firs (Scottish Scout HQ)

Saturday 17th September 2022 – Plymouth (Second time!), 11am by the new Devon & Cornwall Polar Society Plaque.
(NOTE: Quest actually returned to Plymouth on Saturday 16th September 1921)

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