Scout kite tradition revived

The Cayman Islands Scout Association is reviving a once popular Cayman pasttime by staging its third annual kite extravaganza on Saturday.

The event, which will be held at the Jay Bodden Marl Pit on Sparky Drive behind CUC, will run from 10am-2pm.

Parents are encouraged to take their children to participate in the family fun day.

A variety of prizes will also be given away. Some of these include biggest and smallest kite, first kite up, highest flying and best homemade kite.

‘This is one of our important annual events that bring the scouting community together. I appeal to everyone to come out and enjoy a day of kiting, as well as to support the many boys and girls whose lives are being influenced in a positive way by scouting,’ said Executive Commissioner of Scouts Winston Hayle.

Entry fees for kite flying are $5 for children and $10 for adults, with proceeds- in part- going to assist the Scouts Association.

Kites may be purchased at Reflections, Hobbies and Books or most stationary stores and will be available at the event.