“Handmade-Kite Derby,” Friend, Mar. 1984, 18
Cub Scout District Chairman Meldon England began making kites over sixty years ago in Sugar City, Idaho. Those first kites were made from bamboo strips and stiff wrapping paper that had covered store-bought goods. For the past two years he has been teaching Cub Scout leaders how to build kites from slender dowels and lightweight plastic sheeting. The leaders then show their Cub Scouts how to make their own kites.
Photographs were taken at the Handmade-Kite Derby at Sugar House Park in Salt Lake City, Utah. The annual event is the brainchild of Brother England.