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Shackleton Scouts Own

At the end of 2021 eight members of Scouting from Kent and two from Scotland will be sailing to Antarctica 100 years after two Scouts sailed with Shackleton. One of the objectives of the project is to inspire and educate thousands of young people about the important lessons of peace, environment and heritage to be learned from Antarctica.

To promote the project the team have developed a Scouts Own which they hope Scouts will hold at all the different ports that the original expedition stopped at. The first port that the Quest ship went to after London was Gravesend on the 18th September 1921 (then on to Sheerness, Plymouth, Lisbon and beyond). Please come along to learn the story of Shackleton’s Scouts and find out more about the ReQuest2021 expedition. We are also looking for up to 10 volunteers willing to read various parts of the Scouts’ Own service.

So do you want to learn about the story of the Shackleton's Scouts?

When: Saturday 18th September

Time: 6pm - 7pm

Where: St Andrews Gardens (In front of LV21)

If you are interested in volunteering to read at the event please contact:

For More Info:

Each District in Kent also has an ‘Antarctica In An Icebox’ resource pack which is full of fun and educational activities for young people to use.

Alan Noake

Kent Scouts Global Projects

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