WHAT IS THE
The Cape Western Area's Kon-Tiki
Adventure is a raft building competition for Scouts and
The competitors live on their raft
for 24 hours and carry out certain tasks which form part of the overall
Because the raft teams rely on the
rest of their Troop or Company to support them during the weekend, the
organisers have created the Kon-Tiki Fringe, specifically for the raft
support teams, to keep them active during the weekend.
WHO MAY ENTER
Scouts who have not yet turned 18
on the last day of the competition.
Raft team members must have their
Fringe team members in the
kneeboard race must have their Swimming Badge.
Teams of 6 per raft.
Each raft team may enter a fringe
Fringe teams may only be entered
if the Troop/Company have entered a raft.
First timers to Kon-Tiki may enter
a fringe team to have a look at the competition. Second time
around you will need to enter a Raft.
CAN WE ENTER
THE KON-TIKI FRINGE?
You may only enter the Kon-Tiki
Your team has entered a raft
If this is your first time ever at
Kon-Tiki and you want to see what it is about.
You may not enter a fringe team if
you have been to Kon-Tiki before and you are not entering a raft team.
Kon-Tiki is a raft building
competition and the fringe activities are only there to keep the raft
support crews busy during the course of the weekend. The
fringe is also useful for teams who have never been to the event and
want to have a look at what it is all about.
WHY IS THE
FRINGE LIMITED TO RAFT SUPPORT CREWS AND KON-TIKI FIRST TIMERS?
Cape Western Area's Kon-Tiki
competition is a raft building competition. The fringe is only
there to keep the raft support teams busy during the course of the
The organisation of the fringe
takes more effort and manpower than the raft event once the rafts are on
the water. There is only sufficient time, while the rafts
are on the water, to accommodate a certain number of fringe games.
This is to try and limit the
entries to ensure that the fringe activities finish on time, before the
rafts arrive back on shore.
NON-SCOUTS/NON-GUIDES ENTER THE COMPETITION OR BE ON ONE OF THE TEAMS?
MAY WE CAMP
AT KON-TIKI IF WE ARE NOT ENTERING THE COMPETITION?
Unfortunately the space at the Kon-Tiki event is limited, particularly with regards to camping and entrants have to be given first choice of
getting camping sites. A week after the closing date, you
may phone the Sea Scout Base and if there are still sites available,
these will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Camping sites are for the raft support crews and fringe entrants.
Visitors/non-competitors to Kon-Tiki, who wish to camp, may book camp sites at the Sandvlei Caravan
Park which is a 20 minute walk from the event and a five minute drive by
Our Group will never be able to enter Kon-Tiki because it is too expensive
to get the equipment together to build a raft. So what options do we
Combine with one or two other
Groups within your District and enter a District team.
Put out a general email to all and
find out whether there are any Troops or Guide companies that want
assistance with their raft building. In return ask whether they
can accommodate one of your Scouts on their raft team.
Find out from HQ whether there are
any discontinued Groups that have Kon-Tiki raft building material
available to borrow or for hire.
Approach your local companies for
building material, poles, rope that they are throwing away or that they
no longer use.