Kilpatrick to be Cayman’s first female scout boss

| 25/02/2014

(CNS): Whether or not she will be bob a jobbing next week remains to be seen but on Sunday the Cayman Islands governor will be prepared to be sworn in as the first ever female scout leader. Traditionally the governor of any overseas territory is sworn in as chief scout and as a man, has until now, always held that job while his wife would usually be sworn in as the guides leader. However, Helen Kilpatrick will make history when she becomes Cayman’s and possibly the Caribbean’s first woman chief scout as this year’s scout week opens at the Founder’s Day Service on 2 March at Elmslie Memorial church in George Town.

A number of events including the world famous bob-a-job will take place throughout the week as the Cayman Islands scouting association celebrates the adventure group which was founded by Robert Baden-Powell over a hundred years ago in the UK and has since spread round the world.

As well as bob a job and community service day scouts will be taking part in a basketball competition and the week’s activities will culminate in the campfire at Savannah Playfield, Pedro Castle Road.

For more details of scouts week and other events relating to the scouts association throughout the year see below.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    So does her husband then become Cayman's first male girl guide leader?