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Cedarberg Adventure

In 1968 Colin Inglis, then the Cape Western Divisional Commissioner, suggested an adventure event for 16 year-old 1st class scouts to encourage scouting.

A trial in 1969 featured 36 scouts hiking for 4 days in December in the Tafelberg, Northern Cedarberg and Southern Cedarberg areas, with a base camp at Sanddriff. The first actual Cedarberg Adventure was held in December 1970. Its success as a Western Cape event led to its becoming “The National Senior Scout Adventure,” open it to all scouts over 15 years and 1st Class, held every 2 years over 10 days. The first National event was held over New Year 1970/1971. Since then the adventure has become international with scouts from over 14 countries having participated to date.

Following declaration of the Cedarberg as a Wilderness area, in 1976 the Adventure was held in the Groot Winterhoek (with severe rains and flash floods, requiring helicopter rescues), and from 1978-83 in the Witzenberg Valley. In 1983 some 600 ...more ↓

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In 1968 Colin Inglis, then the Cape Western Divisional Commissioner, suggested an adventure event for 16 year-old 1st class scouts to encourage scouting.

A trial in 1969 featured 36 scouts hiking for 4 days in December in the Tafelberg, Northern Cedarberg and Southern Cedarberg areas, with a base camp at Sanddriff. The first actual Cedarberg Adventure was held in December 1970. Its ...more ↓

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