Kon Tiki

On September 22, Troop 353 participated in the Algonquin District’s Kon Tiki event at Durland Scout Reservation.

What is Kon Tiki?

Kon Tiki, the unique scouting event, asks participating Scout troop (or patrols) to build a raft, typically of found and scavenged materials, able to support a crew of two scouts who propel the raft with paddles, oars, or a mechanized rig around a fixed course, while preparing a modest wood-fire capable of cooking a pancake. A suitable pancake must be produced before crossing the finish line and handed in to the judges. It is a timed event.

Here are some photos of Troop 353’s raft while it was under construction. Photos courtesy of Mr. Parsons

Here are some photos from the event itself.

Final standings:

First Place: Troop 353 Eastchester (Yay!)

Second Place; Troop 1 Crestwood

Third Place: Troop 8 Edgement

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