Cayman’s Scouts and Girl Guides are celebrating Scout Week with a challenge to “Make a difference … change the world.”
The events began March 8 with a Founder’s Day Service at John Gray Memorial United Church in West Bay.
Throughout this week, members of the Cayman Islands Scouts Association and Girl Guides will take part in tree planting, chores, public service work, group socials and a basketball championship, with the celebrations culminating on Saturday evening with a campfire gathering.
Last Sunday, scores of Cubs, Brownies, Beavers, Rangers, Girl Guides and Scouts paraded their colors. The event also included songs, scriptures, official greetings and affirmation of their promises to the movement.
“I encourage parents and families to get more involved and to challenge your children with wholesome, healthy activities,” said Scouts Chief Commissioner Orrett Connor.
Mr. Connor also gave an update on the new Scouts Headquarters in George Town, which is scheduled for completion this month. The building will serve as the base for Scouts, Girl Guides and members of the Girls Brigade.
The Rev. Tara Tyme-Campbell delivered the sermon at the service, which was also attended by Scouts Executive Commissioner Winton Hayle and Girlguiding’s Island Commissioner Allison Taylor.
Mr. Hayle reminded attendees that “scouting and guiding have contributed significantly to youth development the world over; so, wear your emblems with pride.”
Ms. Taylor emphasized the week’s theme, which is to change the mind-set from “What can I get” to an attitude of “What can I give?”