Saturday, March 03, 2007

Beaver Challenge at Kontiki 2007

Kontiki is a huge Scouting event which takes place annually. Kontiki was the actual raft used by exployer Thor Heyerdahl in his 1947 expedition. Today Scouts build their own raft according to the theme for the year and they must stay on their raft from 12 noon on Saturday for 24 hours.
During this time the Land Crew are busy being judged on other Activites. This is a great weekend for all Scouts to take part in.
The Cubs Scouts have the opportunity to take part in the Beaver Challenge which is an activity set up especially for the Cub Scouts.
9th Benoni set up this activity whereby Bond had to parachute out of the BD5-J aeroplane and land exactly on the island of Dr No to complete his mission.

Bond's BD5-J Aeroplane taking off...

Approaching the island....

Another successful mission completed!

9th Benoni Scouts on their raft.

There were a total of 58 rafts on the water...

Model of 9th Benoni's Raft

Meet Jane Blonde! Bond's sidekick during his Murray Park Mission.

Her handbag (note the hidden gun), nails and gem-stone ring are the epitomy of elegance and sophistication... but don't be fooled - she is lethal!

Fish net stockings - need we say more!

This activity is called the STA - Spare Time Activity - and takes place on Saturday afternoon. Each camp takes part in the STA which must be put together from scratch by 6pm for judging!
Kontiki is just great fun from beginning to end!
Come along next time and see for yourself.
Till next time
Keep Cubbing
Akela Joy

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