Discount tickets earn more than Makahiki entry

A $10 discount card earns contributors more than entrance to the annual Kaua‘i District Boy Scouts of America Makahiki.

The Makahiki will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 21 at Kapa‘a Beach Park and will feature 33 of the island’s Scouting units from Kekaha to Hanalei.

The troops and packs come together to celebrate all things Scouting, said Matt Takata, Makahiki Committee Chair and senior vice president of Title Guaranty Escrow Services.

Tickets are available from any of the Scouts on the island, with half of the proceeds benefiting the unit selling the ticket, said Kaua‘i District executive Paul Curtis.

Tickets are for admission to the Makahiki, as well as single and multiple-use discounts offered by local supporting merchants including the Ono Family Restaurant and Ono Ono Shave Ice, Harley’s Tropical Barbecue, Rob’s Good Times Grill, Obsessions Cafe, Flowers Forever and Zack’s Famous Frozen Yogurt.

“The Makahiki is a wonderful opportunity to see first-hand the many activities which Kaua‘i Scouts are involved in,” Takata said. “In this day and age where play time is filled with electronics and virtual worlds, Scouting offers a healthy respite for our youth to engage in people and Kaua‘i’s wonderful environment. Scouting teaches key attributes such as leadership, communication, cooperation, achievement, planning and its execution.”

The Makahiki is Scouting’s oldest continuously running celebration and is derived from the Hawaiian word for the annual harvest celebration.

The Boy Scouts of America, Aloha Council, is a member of the Kaua‘i United Way.

For information on units selling Makahiki tickets, unit locations, meeting nights or information on Scouting, call Curtis at 346-8071.


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