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ReQuest 2021 - Antarctica Expedition


At Kent Scouts we are putting together an exciting expedition for 40 of our members to charter and crew an Antarctic sailing vessel.

Almost one hundred years ago, back in 1921 the great explorer Ernest Shackleton selected two Scouts to join him on his final Quest expedition to Antarctica.

In 2021, on the 100th Anniversary, Kent Scouts hope to recreate this experience for thirty Network scouts and ten adult leaders. We have named ours the ReQuest expedition.

As well as doing our own local fundraising we are contacting organisations and companies for financial sponsorship and during 2017/2018 we must raise more than £300,000.

Each of the 40 carefully selected participants representing Kent Scouts will have to...

...FUNDRAISE an additional £5000 towards the overall total costs for the expedition.

...PROMOTE Scouting's strong heritage links with Shackleton’s 1921 Quest Expedition.

...UNDERTAKE an Antarctic Research Project and present their results upon returning.

...LEARN how to crew a one-hundred-year-old sailing vessel through Antarctic waters.

Selection to go on the expedition will only take place if we achieve our initial fundraising goals over the next year.

You can help us to make this incredible dream and life changing experience a reality.

Some ways you can assist us to achieve these ambitious aims include the following...

  • Purchase a prestigious ‘Shackleton The Penguin’ badge on ebay.
  • Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter – every share and retweet helps us to get the word out!
  • Drop us a reply to sign up to receive ad-hoc updates about the expedition’s progress - please pass it on and share.
  • Let us know if you hear of any appropriate expedition grants or potential corporate funding.
  • Sell a batch of badges for us – just contact us and we will send you 5, 10 or 25 badges to sell.
  • Become one of our Penguin Supporters – see Penguin Perks sponsorship levels attached.
    • Every £20 we raise takes us 1Km closer to reaching Antarctica!
    • The more you sponsor us the more penguin perks you receive
  • Please make any donation cheques payable to “Kent County Scout Council” and post to Request2021 Expedition, Kent Scouts County Office, Lower Grange Farm, Grange Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, ME14 3DA

     or DONATE by BACS to Sort Code: 40-52-40 Account #: 00015563 quoting “ReQuest2021” as a reference.

     or DONATE online via Virgin Money Giving

    ReQuest Penguin Perks - Expedition Sponsorship Levels

    Charity Registration Number: 303471

    We welcome your support!

Last updated a year ago