Kon-Tiki is upon us again. We effectively have a long weekend for Kon-Tiki which we will need to use due to logistical challenges.
On Thursday 21st we will meet at the hall at 10.00am to complete the painting and pack all the equipment ready to move. We expect to be finished by 3.00pm although we hope to be finished earlier. The more scouts who come to help, the faster it will go.
On Friday we will meet at the hall at 1.00pm to pack the truck. This year we are not able to use our usual trailer and as a consequence we will have to make more than one trip to move our equipment from the hall to Zandvlei. Construction of the rafts is allowed from 3.00pm and we plan to be offloading our first load at 2:30pm at the latest. As a result we will need to split ourselves into two parties; the first will need to travel to Zandvlei with the first load, while the second will need to remain at the hall to pack the second load.
As a result we will need help with transporting scouts at approximately 2.00pm and again at about 3.30pm. We will not be transporting any scouts on the back of the truck so it is essential that we have sufficient transport for about 6 scouts at 2.00pm and again at 3.30pm. Please let us know if you are able to help with transport at these times.
The scouts usually sleep over at the Sea Scout base on Friday night and we finish raft construction at Saturday morning. All raft construction must be finished by 12 midday and raft launching starts at 2.00pm on Saturday. We will be providing supper and breakfast.
We are still not sure whether we will have sufficient numbers for a ground crew and we will confirm as soon as we know. Ground crew sleep at the Sea Scout base on Saturday night and enjoy a number of fun activities.
On Sunday the rafts are supposed to be moved to shore from 2.00pm and the rafts are disassembled and transported back. We will have make two trips this year and it is essential that every scout come to help us disassemble and pack away the equipment on Sunday afternoon. Once again we will have to split the available scouts into two halves to help unpack at the hall. As the raft team has to be at the closing parade there are substantively fewer scouts available to load and unpack at this stage so all help will be very welcome. We will also need help with transporting scouts back to the hall, probably at about 3.30pm for the first load and 4.30pm for the second. The raft crew will also have to be transported back at about 5.00pm. Please let us know if you can help with this transport.
Closing parade is at 4.30pm and we hope to have all the equipment removed and unpacked at the hall by 5:30pm.
We hope to see you all there and look forward to an enjoyable Kon-Tiki 2013!