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Scouts Australia – Kon-Tiki Raft Competition

Taking a challenge from Scouts South Africa, the SA Branch of Scouts Australia organized a Kon-Tiki Raft Competition that ran from 23-25 March 2012 at Lake Bonney in Barmera, SA and involved around 200 Scouts and family members from around South Australia.  During the competition an Adelaide radio station, FiveAA, picked up the story and did a two part interview with the event organizer.  You can listen to both parts here:

The news article, Brand New Flotilla of (not very) luxurious marine accommodation to be launched at Lake Bonney this Saturday. in two parts can be found at these links:

Part 1:

Part 2:


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2 Responses to Scouts Australia – Kon-Tiki Raft Competition

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    Nandi January 15, 2013 at 02:32 #

    Just found this article on the net. I am a Assistant Troop Scouter for the 1st Kempton Park Scouts in Gauteng, South Africa.
    We also have a KonTiki event that takes place here in Gauteng, South Africa every year.
    This year it will take place at Arrowe Park, Benoni and it involves all the scout troops within Gauteng Border and others that like to take part. For more info look up

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    Brian Jones February 9, 2013 at 15:06 #


    Great to see Scouts in Aus doing a Kontiki. Check us out at last years Kontiki Gauteng. We’ll be at this years competition too. The Wild West is the theme.

    Mail us some photos of your rafts please.


    Brian Jones
    Group Scouter
    1st Polokwane Scout Group