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SK Bandar Tenggara 1 wins marching competition in JB

By NABILA AHMAD (From The Star)
A day under the hot sun did not deter the boy scouts from SK Bandar Tenggara 1 to win the state-level uniformed body marching competition held in Kulaijaya, Johor, recently.

Patrol leader Ahmad Ridhwan Jamil, 12 attributed team spirit as the main factor for his troop’s success in winning the coveted challenge trophy.

“To be successful, it is important to listen to our coach and the teachers as they know better,” he said.

Ahmad Ridhwan added that this was the first time he had led his patrol to victory.


Best of the rest: The winners from Sekolah Kebangsaan Bandar Tenggara 1 who represented the district of Kulaijaya taking a group photo.

“I am a scout and have always wanted to be a patrol leader in a marching competition,” he said.

SK Bandar Tenggara 1 scoutmaster and trainer Md Salam Rohani said his troops practised daily for half an hour since January to prepare for the competition.

“They are very committed and this is the reason why we won the state-level competition nine years in a row,” he said.

Md Salam added that SK Bandar Tenggara 1 had also won the national-level marching competition four times.

“I think this time, we stand a good chance gaining the top position at the next national-level competition,” he said.


Showing discipline: The third runner up for the commpetition was from Sekolah Kebangsaan Seri Kemanjuan who represented the district of Batu Pahat.

The scoutmaster said his troop has a strength of 31 patrol boys.

With their victory, SK Bandar Tenggara 1 will represent Johor at the next national-level marching event.

Second place in the marching competition went to SK Bandar T6 from Kluang while the third runner-up title was clinched by SK Seri Kemanjuan in Batu Pahat.

At the closing ceremony Kulai district education officer Ali Bahrom said a total of 10 schools from the state had participated in the competition.

“Congratulations to all the winners and to those who did not win, please learn from your mistakes and never give up,” he advised.

Baden-Powell’s grandson visits Seremban Guides

By CHITRA S. NATHAN (From TheStar)

IT WAS a very special Thinking Day for girl guides in Seremban who commemorated the occasion with a visit from Michael Baden-Powell — the grandson of none other than the founding father of the scouts and guides movement — Lord Robert and Lady Olave.

Thinking Day is celebrated annually on Feb 22 by girl guides and scouts across the globe as a day to reflect on the meaning of guiding and scouting and also coincides with the birthdays of Lord Robert and Lady Olave.


Baden-Powell: Scouting is the greatest peace movement.

Baden-Powell and his wife Joan who visited the Negri Sembilan Girl Guides Association (GGANS) building in Seremban recently were given a warm welcome by girl guides who not only demonstrated their skills in turning recycled materials into handicraft but also entertained the couple with performances on stage.

The couple were then treated to a sumptuous lunch and more performances by guides and their teachers at the Klana Resort here.

Baden-Powell who led guests in singing ‘Happy Birthday’ on stage said he was honoured to be a part of the celebrations and that it was only fitting to mark the occasion with a birthday song.

“Scouting had its beginnings more than a century ago and I believe it is the greatest peace movement.

“It speaks all languages and cuts across barriers of race, religion and colour.

“Both scouting and guiding allows young people the opportunity to find themselves and develop character through emphasising good values like trust, kindness, obedience and courtesy,” he said.

Baden-Powell said his grandfather, fondly known as BP, would be proud to see how the movement had grown across the globe from its humble beginnings.

The success of the scouting movement prompted BP’s sister Agnes to start its female equivalent — girl scouts and girl guides.

“I can just imagine my grand-aunt who was a capable woman getting together a band of young women to form the first girl scouts at a time when women were not encouraged to participate in outdoor activities. They wanted to go camping and canoeing as well and finally got their way.

“The scouting and guiding movements have some 40 million members in 218 countries today.


Special day: Girl Guides and Brownies in a group photo with the Baden- Powells (wearing garlands) during their visit to Seremban on ‘Thinking Day’ recently.

“That is a remarkable feat and it means we must be doing something right to remain relevant after all these years,” he said.

Baden-Powell who is himself an active scout, expressed hope that young people in the six countries which did not yet have scouting and guiding would be able to join the movements in the near future.

The countries are Andorra, China, Cuba, North Korea, Laos and Myanmar.

“The movements bring together people from different countries who share their experiences and culture with each other, especially during our world jamborees.

“What we need is world peace. I am sure we can achieve that by practising good values and learning about different cultures,” he said.

GGANS president Raja Datin Seri Salbiah Tengku Nujumudin who conveyed her appreciation to the Baden-Powells for taking time off their busy schedule to stop over said that the state association was the most active in the country.

“We have the distinction of being the only one in the country to have bagged the prestigious Olave Award for outstanding community service.

“It makes us proud that both of you chose to celebrate Thinking Day with us and I am confident that this recognition will spur us on to work even harder,” she said in her speech.

Raja Salbiah enlightened guests on the history of the scouting and guiding movements and related a story which resulted in the birth of the scouting movement.

“After returning from the Boer War in South Africa, Lord Robert was surprised to find a handbook he had written earlier entitled Aids to Scouting which emphasised resourcefulness, adaptability and leadership qualities that frontier conditions required and which had caught the interest of English boys.

“The boys were using it to play the game of scouting which gave him the idea to conduct a 12-day camp with 22 boys in Brownsea Island off England’s southern coast in 1907. The rest, as they say, is history,” she said.

Raja Salbiah, who is also the head of the National Council of Women’s Organisations (NCWO) state chapter, said this year’s Thinking Day theme was a cause that she supported and was familiar with.

“Women’s issues have always been close to our hearts and this year’s theme — ‘Gender Equality in Empowering Women’ is a fitting tribute to our work in improving the lives of girls and women who should enjoy equality, access to healthcare and education and the ability to fulfil their potential which they can do by picking up leadership and practical skills.

“I am glad that this theme was chosen to highlight the plight of young girls and women and help us eradicate inequalities and give our sisters a greater global voice,” she said.

Also present was Malaysian Girl Guides Association chief commissioner Datin Seri Zalilah Mohd Taib.

Scout carnival

From The Star

The Bangsar district scouts will be celebrating its centenary with a camporee and carnival on Dec 11 from 8am to 6pm at SMK Victoria Institution, Kuala Lumpur. The event is open to the public with an entrance fee of RM5 inclusive of a goodie bag. Some 500 scouts from the Klang Valley are expected to take part in the event. For details, call Chai at 012-6863 135 or visit bangsarscouts.blogspot.com.

VI scouts walk down memory lane at dinner

By SAM CHEONG (From TheStar)

OLD boys and the present-day Boy Scouts of Kuala Lumpur’s Victoria Institution revelled in nostalgia as they celebrated 100 years of scouting in a trip down memory lane recently.

Held at the Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur Hotel’s ballroom, some 300 people attended the event.

One of the main aim of the centenary celebrations, which began on July 17 with a parent’s campfire in Victoria Institution, was to raise funds to build a new Scout den.


Having fun: The present batch of VI Scouts sharing some campfire songs with the crowd.

Event patron Tan Sri Kamarul Ariffin Mohd Yasin who was a former VI Scout himself, expressed appreciation to the school’s principal Maslan Buniran, event committee, parents and teachers association including the VI Scouting alumni for pledging donations to construct a new den.

Also present at the event were Tan Sri Majid Ismail, pioneer member of the second Selangor scout troop founded in VI, Bangsar district commissioner Kenneth Soh and former Scouts from the 50’s-90’s.

The Victoria Institution Scout Centenary Celebrations organising chairman Zaharuddin Zabir said RM220,000 was collected through sale of dinner tables and pledges by the VI Scouting alumni.

July 2009 issue of APR INBOX

WHAT’S NEW

• One more look at SA Japan through CNV

• Regional team meets with Mongolia’s key leaders

• Bringing Scouting to the community

• Mongolia takes solid step to make youth program better

• Scouts organize blood donation campaign in Nepal

• Thailand holds 2nd International Youth Forum

• Sri Lanka holds 9th National Course for Assistant Leader Trainers

• “Book Bridge” between German and Mongolian Scouts

• Scouts in Sri Lanka walk for the environment

• July 1 is important day in Thailand

• Board of Directors and WSB Executives meet in Geneva

• Scholarship for Scouts in developing countries

WHAT’S ONGOING

• APR Forum for Youth Program & Training Commissioners

• 4th Preparatory meeting of the 26th APR Scout Jamboree

WHAT’S UPCOMING

• APR Workshop on PR & Marketing

• International Scout Seminar on Intellectual Property

BE PREPARED

• 23rd Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Conference

• Asia-Pacific Regional Course for Leader Trainers – Malaysia

• 6th APR Scout Youth Forum – Malaysia

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