Rafting adventure

The 1st Fish Hoek scout troop’s raft gets into position at at the Kon-Tiki raft-building challenge at Zandvlei, at the weekend. The scouting contest takes its name from the 1947 expedition led by Norwegian Thor Heyerdahl, who sailed on a wooden raft, named Kon-Tiki after an Inca god, across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian islands. The event is held annually at the sea scout base, although it has been cancelled for the past two years because of Covid. Competing scout troops each build a raft from drums, rope and poles, and members of each team stay on the raft for 24 hours.