Campfire presents a memorable occasion

Scouts, Beavers and Cubs joined
forces with Girl Guides on Saturday for a campfire celebration.

The Girl Guides, celebrating their
100th anniversary, pitched in with lighting the campfire and other activities.

 The Scout Week’s celebrations, under the theme
Challenge to Commitment in 2010, culminated with the bonfire at the Sav-New
playfield, Pedro Castle Road.

In front of a huge crowd of family
and friends, the campfire was lit signalling the beginning of a night of celebrations.

As happy sounds of friendship
filled the air, Scouts cheered as the fire roared to life.

Enhanced by the magic of the
flames, the group erupted into the song Camp Fire
is Burning.

The event also provided an opportunity
for young Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and adults to showcase their creative ability
in drama, skits, music, songs, storytelling, drumming and whatever talent they
had.

The lighting of the campfire is symbolic
of the warmth and friendliness within the scout movement, which seeks to draw
people closer together in an atmosphere of cheerfulness and happiness.

Scouts Executive Commissioner
Winston Hayle said, “The feedback regarding the campfire indicate that it was a
memorable occasion and greatly enjoyed by all who attended -participants and
spectators alike.”

“Overall it
was a great Scout week, very eventful and greatly supported by Scouts and
Guides and the general public.”

Mr. Hale also said the group intends
to carry the theme of the Scout commitment forward as they faced the future
with renewed interest, inspiration and courage. “We want to reach as many of Cayman’s
youth as possible with a very positive message of scouting.

Other highlights of the week began
with a Founder’s Day church service, which Mr. Hale said was well attended. Scouts
also participated in activities such as “Bob-A-Job”, uniform day within the
schools, community projects and a basketball competition.

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Oneal McCoy lights the fire as Girl Guides look on.
Jewel Levy
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