Kontiki is an annual competition run in the Gauteng and Western Cape regions, where scout troops build a raft from drums, rope and poles using pioneering first principles. A patrol or team will stay on the raft for 24 hours and complete challenges. Scouts that assisted in raft construction but are not part of the raft team form fringe teams that take part in separate activities while the raft is afloat.
The Kon-Tiki competition is named after Thor Heyerdahl's 1947 expedition from Peru to the Tuamotu Islands.
The first Kon-Tiki scout competition took place in Cape Town in 1978 where is has become an annual event. Gauteng Region adopted its own Kon-Tiki competition in 1985. More recently, Kon-Tiki competitions have taken in Port Elizabeth and in Australia (based on the South African competition).
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Kon-tiki Western Cape started in 1978. The competition is an annual event and is split into a Raft Competition, a Fringe Competition (land sports) and a Cub Competition. It is held at the Sea Scout Base, Sandvlei.