IMPORTANT: Please place the cache back as you find it to protect
it from locals and the local monkeys!
The Scout Association of Malawi was reestablised in 1999 after
being banned from the 1970 to 1994 under the dictatorship of
President Hastings Kamuzu Banda. It became a member of WOSM in
2005. Before 1964 Malawi was part of Nyasaland and Rhodesia where
Scouting had flourished since 1909.
The New Scout Association of Malawi (S.A.M.) has its main office
in Lilongwe and as of 2009 the Director is Steve Kanene (Chief
Chembe from Monkey Bay area!). The number of members is growing
fast. As of May 2008 WOSM had it shown with 4000 members and 1 year
later in April 2009 it had 10500. The girls belong to their own
S.A.M. has established three campsites, one in each
administrative region in Malawi. Makwawa is the largest and most
well established. The estimated capacity is 150 although plans to
clear more camping areas and upgrade the infrastructure are
underway so that a National Jamboree can be held there maybe as
early as 2010.
The cache is a box where there maybe tradeable Scouting items
like badges, however, the most useful trade for this cache is time
and energy. Many different Scouting groups from the USA, Scotland,
England and Norway, and others, have given time, money and effort
in establishing the campsite but more work is needed to develop it
The cache is placed by AAHydeAndSeek during the second Advanced
Woodbadge course, 19th - 23rd August 2009.
The campsite is open to non-scouts and is an excellent base for
exploring the Zomba plateau.
Welcome to Makwawa.