Author Alan Noake has been involved in Scouting since he joined the Lord Mayor’s Own 1st City of London Cub Pack aged 8. He is the Assistant County Commissioner for Global Projects for Kent Scouts. He was inspired by reading an old vintage copy of Scout Marr’s 1923 book – Into The Frozen South. His passion for Scouting and Antarctica led him to find out more about James Marr and fellow Scout Norman Mooney. As a result many years of dedicated research have been put in to producing Shackleton’s Scouts in order to help tell the tale of Scouting’s strong heritage links with the continent of Antarctica.