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This, in turn, has brought me to my third idea. With four years to go until the centenary I decided to write a book about Shackleton’s Scouts and donate a percentage of the profits to our Kent Scouts Global Projects fund earmarked for the ReQuest2021 expedition to Antarctica. It has taken all of those four years to compile, write and publish.

So, if you have purchased this book, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are helping to turn a Scouting dream into a reality. Join me and together we can find out more about these two young Scottish Scouts who set off to find adventure in the early nineteen-twenties with one of the greatest ever explorers – Sir Ernest Shackleton. Along the way I hope we can discover some hidden surprises and reveal lots more interesting details behind this Antarctic Scouting odyssey.

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