Adventure Timeline

The Senior Scout Adventure is South Africa's premier event on the Scouting calendar.

The Adventure was first held in 1970 and with one exception has been run every two years. Hosted and organised by Scouting in the Western Cape it has over the years been held in the Witzenberg, Winterhoek and Cederberg wilderness areas.

Scouts from England, Ireland, Scotland, USA, Canada, Australia, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Uganda and Botswana have attended the Adventures over the years.

The Timeline is shown from the most recent adventure.

Dates: 10/12/2004 – 21/12/2004
Convener: John Mutti
Cost: R1300
Camp HQ: Landsdiens

(Opening and closing ceremonies were held at Kalkoenfontein.)

Introduction of grouping bases into circular clusters.

Colin Inglis passed away in 2005 but his legacy of the Senior Scout Adventure in the Cederberg will live on.

Dates: 10/12/2002 – 21/12/2002
Convener: Buzz Macey
Cost: R1200
Participants: 400
Camp HQ: Landsdiens

Opening and closing ceremonies were held at Kalkoenfontein.

Dates: 8/12/2000 – 19/12/2000
Convenor: Buzz Macey
Cost: R950
Participants: 385
Camp HQ: Landsdiens

The opening and closing ceremonies were held at Kalkoenfontein and Camp Headquarters was situated at the Landsdiens campsite making use of the enhanced facilities

Dates: 11/12/1996 – 22/12/1998
Convener: Richard Goldschmidt
Cost: R850
Participants: 319
Base Camp: Kalkoenfontein

This Adventure started at the Clanwilliam showgrounds

Dates: 11/12/1996 – 22/12/1996
Convener: Richard Goldschmidt
Cost: R570 +R80 VAT=R650
Participants: 498
Base Camp: Kalkoenfontein

Dates: 11/12/1994 – 22/12/1994
Convener: Colin Inglis
Cost: R470
Base Camp: Kalkoenfontein

Who may participate

Scout Patrols where all Scouts are over the age of 15 (barring very exceptional circumstances) but not yet turned 18 at the start of the Adventure, qualify to enter. Scouter Patrols where all adults are over the age of 18 are welcome to enter too. 

Adventure History

The Heritage Team have posted some interesting facts on previous Adventures. Click here for a trip into the past.