Scout Week kicks off in George Town

Scout Week kicks off with a Founder’s Day service and parade in honor of Lord Robert Baden-Powell.

“Do Your Best … Uphold Your Honour” is the challenge for Cayman’s Scouts, who are celebrating Scout Week through March 5.

The week’s first event on Feb. 28 was a Founder’s Day service and parade in observance of Lord Robert Baden-Powell held at Church of God Full Gospel Hall, South Church Street in George Town.

The service provided a means for scouts to reflect and reaffirm their commitment to the principles and teachings of scouting.

Scouting was first introduced in Cayman in the late 1920s by the Rev. Ed Beale, a Presbyterian minister.

The Scout program currently provides a wide range of activities to boys ages 6 to 20.

During Scout Week, scouts and their adult leaders throughout Cayman will participate in activities ranging from a community service day, group socials, chores and a basketball championship.

They will also join with sister organization Girl Guides at a celebration campfire at the Savannah/Newlands playing field on Pedro Castle Rd.