Thursday, August 11, 2011
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Friday, February 4, 2011
Ten Essentials of Scoutmastership
By William "Green Bar Bill" Hillcourt
A belief in boys that will make you want to invest yourself and your time on their behalf.
A zeal focused upon one point—the boy's happiness through his formative years—"A happy boy is a good boy, a good boy is a good citizen."
An immense faith in Scouting as the program that will best serve to mold our youth into fine men.
A realization that to the boys Scouting is a game—to you, a game with a purpose: Character building and Citizenship training.
A knowledge that to your boys you are Scouting. "What you are speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say!"
A steadfastness of purpose to carry out a planned program with energy and perseverance, patience and good humor.
A willingness to submerge yourself and make boy leaders lead and grow through an effective application of the Patrol Method.
A desire to advance in Scoutmastership by making use of training offered and material available on the subject.
A readiness to work hand in hand with home, church, sponsoring institution, school, Local Council, National Council for the good of the individual boy and the community as a whole.
A love of the outdoors in all its phases and a vision of the hand that created it.
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Saturday, August 14, 2010
(L TO R) DR MOHD ALI, CHEW YUEN KIAN, RESMINDER SINGH, JACKY CHONG, KOK WEE HOONG, CHEE WEI LIANG, LIM KAR HO, CLIFFORD LEONG, SELVIN DAVID, LOKE CHOONG MENG, RAMESH, YEE CHEE HO, SIVALINGAM, CHIN TECK KEAN
To commemorate its 90th anniversary, the 01 Kinta troop of ACS Ipoh, held a jamboree within the school's compound recently. The 01 Kinta troop has come a long way since its formation proving that scouting values have never lost their appeal. This year's theme was "Past, Present & Future". The objective was to connect all scouts, old and new, as a means to revive the scouting spirit. Ramesh Muthiah, a consultant engineer from Manchester, recounted the movement's history and its many luminaries. Senior Assistant of Co-Curricular Activities, Manoharan, described scouting as a game of purpose and encouraged members to find ways to capture the hearts of youths. With a turnout of over 750 participants the gathering was a success. Competitions such as marching, backwoods cooking, banner designing and others were held. Main Convent took the cooking title while St Michael's Institution, the foot drill title. Overall champion was Ave Maria Convent.
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The 01 Kinta Scouts Troop's 90th anniversary served as the perfect opportunity for several old boys to return and take part in the scouting activities they had left behind for almost two decades.
From pioneering projects to backwoods cooking (cooking without using any modern utensils), at least 30 ex-students took time off from their professional lives to relive and reminisce on the good old days when they were boy scouts.
For business improvement consultant, Ramash Muthiah, 41, living more than 10,000km away was no excuse to skip the celebrations at his alma mater, SMK Methodist (ACS) Ipoh here recently.
Despite having left school 20 years ago, and living in Coventry, Britain, for the past 11 years, Ramash decided he could not miss the opportunity to meet up with his friends from his scouts troop.
Ramash, who left school in 1986, said his scouting experience had armed him with lessons which had helped him in both his personal and work life.
"I've learnt to remain calm and always be prepared. You can throw me any challenge and I would be able to handle it, thanks to my scouts education," he said with a smile.
Engineer, Kok Wee Hoong, 33, took a day off from work to drive up from Kuala Lumpur and be part of the one-day celebration.
Like Ramash, Kok too attributed his self-confidence and communication skills to the values and discipline he learnt as a boy scout.
"You gain things you cannot get from the classroom which prepare you for real life situations, giving you an edge over the others," said Kok, who received the King's Scout award about 15 ears ago.
He said his scouts training also allowed him to develop strong leadership and teamwork skills.
Pilot S. Sivalingam, 38, and information technology manager Chew Yuen Kian, 32, are still scouts at heart. Sivalingam returned from Singapore after 16 years while Chew cut short a business trip to the United States to be part of the gathering.
"I came back just to help organise the event with the junior boys and give them a few pointers," said Chew.
For Sivalingam, the adage "once a scout always a scout" is an expression that will always ring true for scouts who were members of the first scouting troop in Ipoh and one of the oldest in the country.
More than 1,000 boy and girl scouts from around the country gathered for a day to take part in activities such as drills, modern and backwoods cooking, singing and dancing, scarf and banner designing and sketches. -- By S. Ista Kyra
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