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Further to the Minutes of the Meeting on the 7th June, 1971, it is desirable to record why the suggestion of an expedition or similar adventurous activity was made. The reasons are briefly as follows:

(1)The term expedition conjures up the atmosphere calculated to appeal to the boy as it suggests distant places, travel, an element of risk, new experiences and something to look back upon.

(2)The experiences of an expedition are wholly in keeping with the Founder' a concept of developing the attributes of frontiersmen, backwoodsmen and explorers.

(3) It is vital to recapture and hold the interest of the older European boy whose degree of sophistication now demands something more enterprising than the old "Troop Camp" type of activity.

(4) While we retain the respect of the public at large, we are well aware within our own ranks of the need to improve our own image and expeditions may be a means towards this end.


The dictionary describes an Expedition as being a journey or voyage for a definite purpose. The attached list of destination posibilities suggests alternatives both in and out of Rhodesia. They are in no way conclucive but show something of the tremendous scope and variety possible. They help to underline the differing transport and supply problems likely to be encountered. It is perhaps regrettable that next year's Senior Scout event should have to form a selective process for the manning of an expedition the following year when one would like to see such undertakings as commonplace, but if it has the result of generating interest. I shall be well satisfied.

D.S. Fyfe
Provincial Scout Commissioner
21st June, 1971

(CAW tel 88229)

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Acknowledgements:- With thanks to "Rocky" Hudson Felgate (G.S.L. of 11th Riverside Scout Troop) - who all those years ago, thoughtfully and carefully filed these unique notes away for safe keeping.