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Yet Another Big Sale

After putting up t-shirts for sale, now CTC 2005 CDs are for sale and also a compilation of 8GTS photos but this time it is in DVD version~!!! The CTC CD contains videos and photos of CTC activities like Combined Meeting, Selection Day and during the camp. While the 8GTS DVD is a compilation of videos and photos from the past and also present activities.
CTC2005 CD: RM7.00
8GTS DVD: RM10.00
So wad are u waitin for?? Place ur orders ppl~!! and be quick. First Come First Serve~!!!
**pricing may change due to certain problems** ahhaahz

Lets Keep in Touch

I am back again. Well since CTC is over, I thought why dont we keep in touch. I am sure there are some scouts who has a crush or a few crushes on the guides or guides which have crushes on our fellow sea scouts like Jordan or Kelvin?? Wtf !! hahaz.. So all campers can post their email or msn contacts or telephone numbers at the comments section. So wad are u waiting for?? Spread the love.

The Results of CTC'05

Well the camp is finally over.. wheeee~~ I hope everyone goes back with sweet memories and hope it will last forever. If u miss CTC, than dun worry. Come back and join next year. Hahaz. This is the results of the camp:-

Patrol Category
Best Overall Champion: Xothique
Best Overall Patrol: Fusion
Best Tower and Gateway: Xothique
Best Gadgets: Blaze
Best Structure: Fusion (Excos Challenge Trophy)
Best Model Ancient Ship: Xothique
Best Landscape: Fusion
Best Sculpture: Xothique
Best Kitchen Unit: Sapphire
Best Drilling Squad: Zeuryx
Best Modern Cooking: Blaze
Best Dance: Blaze
Best Sketch: Zeuryx
Best Patrol Advertisement: Zeuryx
Best Banner: Blaze
Best Flag: Zeuryx
Best Comic Book: Fusion
Most Spirited Patrol: Traxex (the PL-less patrol)

Individual Category
Most Outstanding Patrol Leader: Aric Oon (at least didnt win overall but dpt best PL k)
Most Outstanding Patrol Second: Alyn Tan Chen Yong (CGL) - myeng mia gf
Most Outstanding Senior Scout: Lim Teik Hong
Most Outstanding Junior Scout: Andrew Ng
Most Outstanding Guides/Ranger: Phang Carmen (SGGS)
Best Dancer (Scout): Matthew Ng (dun cry Jordan)
Best Dancer (Guides/Ranger): Tay Seok Hwa (CDK)
Best Actor: Chuan Teik Min
Best Actress: Cassandra Tan (PCGHS)

To all Seniors or so called soon to be Venturez, gud luck in Recruitment Drive.
To all Venturez, dun play play d, next year SPM liao. Die die die.
To all outgoing Venturez which is going NS have fun in National Service.

p.s: ATL Bernard Tan still luv all of the campers of CTC 05 and me too.
p.s: TL Myeng luv alyn, ahhaz.


The following items are on sale-
CTC 2005 Participant T-RM 15
CTC 2005 EXCO T -RM 15 [for excos and ex-scouts only]
CTC 2005 Participant scarf -RM5
CTC 2005 Camp Badge -RM 2
ASSTC 2004 Participant T -RM10

For those of you all who are interested , pls inform Gajen a.s.a.p.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

HoHoHoHo, Merry Christmas!! On behalf of 8th Georgetown (South), I would like to wish a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all members, ex sea scouts, CTC campers, fellow guides and rangers and many many more and the list goes on. We would to wish u all good luck in ur future undertakings and have a very prosperous new year. Wheeee~~ Its back to school, oh no!!!

PMR Results...GOOD LUCK!!!

To all senior sea scouts (Third Formers), good luck in receiving your results tomorrow. Let's see if our members can perform as well academically as they perform during troop functions. All the best!

08cast Episode 002: Midnight Nonsense

Camp Chief ASSL Simon Loh and former mighty sea scout Dominic brings me around the CTC05 campsite to discover some midnight nonsense especially when scouts are blow. Includes earlier interview with PL Jeffrey Lee of Xothique Patrol when he's not so blow...

Listen NOW!

PL Jeffrey on
- being neck-to-neck
- modern cooking 'chenng'
- heavenly dory fish
- gateway letdown
- targets 2nd place?!?
- ship sure win
- credits his guides from CGL

PL Kelvin Lim teaches us the art of
- being scary
- being blow
- being lawak
- "taking the what small colour plastic thing?!?"
- "she get's that part correct?!?"

SS Jordan Lee
- wants it up his ass (voice recorder)
- confirms PL Kelvin Lim is damn blow

PL Aric Oon shares his thoughts on
- being happy only patrol to be awake
- already confirmed best overall?
- 80% confident of winning
- PL Jeffrey can smell fart
- world domination
- his impressive tower
- shares his secret on keeping his members awake
- (Simon Loh hits his head on gateway)
- competitions he will win

PL Kelvin Lim explains to us about
- 'or kooi' on his leg
- his 'lampah' very pain...'geseran'
- menstruation
- bodek scout and his Ritz biscuits

PL Daniel Phoon
- knows how to enjoy life during camp
- runs a secret refugee camp
- gives up hope
- (Simon tries to burn his ass)
- trying to gain more 'maruah'
- receives motivation
- (Simon tries to understand marking scheme)
- feeling fire in his belly

PL Kelvin Lim revisited...AGAIN!!!
- sleeping sitting up
- recharge battery?
- robot scouts?!?
- sorry, no roti canai sold in CTC
- SS Andrew recharges his PL
- falling behind the PL-less patrol

PL-less patrol
- PL down with dengue
- PL seen online
- quite impressive
- flag confusion

Finding PL Jeffrey Lee
- digger scout wakes up to footsteps
- jackpot! scout hideout found!
- PL Jeffrey found!!!
- being blow
- not giving up yet

Music courtesy of David Yoong.

HMS Vortex

This is my pick for Best Ship for CTC 05. Here are some photos of the ship. Check out the details. The ship even has a chapel!

You can see the pics in their full glory here.

08cast Episode 001: Interview With GSM Mr Lim Ah Seng

Our GSM has some shocking news. Listen to this short interview which includes Camp Chief ASSL Simon Loh and myself to find out more...recorded live from CTC05 at Coronation Camp.

Listen NOW!

- wearing sea scout uniform
- Mr. Lim's shocking announcement
- introducing new GSM for 8gts
- who is OBS?
- Mr. Lim remains part of 8gts family
- the En. Hairol factor
- Simon Loh owes OBS money!
- troop funds
- 45th anniversary vs 90th anniversary
- Mr. Lim shirks his responsibility!

Music courtesy of David Yoong.

Let The Games Begin...

Haven't you heard?!? CTC05 is here!!! This year's Combined Training Camp has begun with earnest at Coronation Camp despite the heavy downpour. No amount of rain or shine will be able to dampen the spirits of the mighty sea scouts of 8gts and everyone involved in this camp is trying their very best to put up a good show. After a day of precamp, a first for many of the campers since they had been so used to the three days of precamp in recent years, the competition is getting really intense. I was informed that competition between the patrols are quite healthy and still very much alive although two patrols have taken an early lead. There are a few patrols trailing behind but they don't seem to be bothered much by their progress, or lack of it. They seem to be confident in putting up a strong enough challenge and give the two leading patrols a run for their money.

Eye-catching ships, mind-boggling landscapes, incomprehensible structures, beautiful floats, creative logbooks, colourful banners and the like can be seen at the camp with some very exceptional and magnificient work done on a couple of our trademark ships. A touch of creativity is evident in the gadgetry although in such an early stage and one wonders how grand they will be once they are completed.

Campfire Nite, the summit of CTC05 and the most anticipated event of the year (even more than King Kong and Chronicles of Narnia?!?) will be on Sunday (18/12/2005) at 2000hrs. Go early as it is expected to be jam-packed with people despite the rain. Seats are limited and if this year's Campfire Nite is anything like last year's (with ~500 visitors) you would want to be early. With exotic dances and the most lawak sketches promised for this year's Campfire Nite, how can you forgive yourself for missing this event? I know Camp Chief ASSL Simon Loh will definitely not forgive you! (News is he might be the MC again this year...)

All these are waiting for you at this year's Combined Training Camp. The best thing is, this year's Combined Training Camp falls on a weekend! So what are you waiting for? Take a trip to Coronation Camp and see the splendor of CTC05 now! A word of caution though, bring along an umbrella and mind your step. Be prepared for a muddy experience. :P

Rest assued, we will try to bring coverage of CTC05 to those of you who are outstation/overseas and not able to visit the camp through photos, audio and video files. Check back here regularly for updates.

How To Tie Knots...

Learn how to tie some knots at this useful and interesting website - I Will Knot. Information at the site includes simple description of the knots, tying instructions including short 'videos' and the image of the knots.

The Clock's Ticking...

CTC 2005 is drawing closer every minute. How are the patrols faring? Has anyone taken an early lead? Is it turning out to be a close fight? Who will eventually be crowned overall champions? Just a dozen days to go before the camp starts. Yet another chapter will be written in 8gts history and that chapter begins in 12 days 9 hours 1 min 25 sec....I mean 23 sec....I mean 20 sec....oh screw it...you look at the counter yourself!

Blaze... Fusion... Sapphire... Traxex... Xothique... Zeuryx... make us proud!!!

GOOD LUCK to you all and may it be a memorable camp!

Combined Training Camp 2005

There has been slight changes for the combined training camp 05 details.
Date :17th -20th December 2005
Venue :Coronation Camping Grounds
Report In :0800hrs (17th December 2005)
Dismissal :1730hrs (20th December 2005)
Attire :FSSU
Camp Fees :RM30(guides/rangers)
Pre-camp :16th December 2005

The slight changes were made due to certain problems.Our original date was actually 16-19dec,all of a sudden,Mr. Ong Beng Soon told us tht he used our date for a national camp named Goodwill Camp which includes scouts from other countries such as singapore,thailand,etc.We had no other choice but to shift our camp venue to PFS field .After some preparations were made , he told us that he postponed his camp.in the end , we used coronation as our school field is not a suitable place for camping.
For this year, there will be only one day precamp as the new rules were stated only 5 days are allowed to use coronation.So,PL's are allowed to prepare their platforms before hand.
Exco's of 8GTS would like to wish those form 5 and upper 6 sea scouts all the best in their SPM and STPM.


Selection Day Results

Dance :Blaze Patrol [PL Warren Loh],Fusion Patrol [PL Aric Oon],Traxex Patrol [PL Moy Wei Sern}
Xothique Patrol [PL Jeffrey Lee] ,Zeuryx Patrol [PL Kelvin Lim] ,Sapphire Patrol [PL Daniel Phoon}

Sketch :Fusion Patrol, Zeuryx Patrol, Xothique Patrol

Advertisement :Blaze Patrol , Fusion Patrol , Zeuryx Patrol

Congratulations to those patrols which did really well and to the rest ,it's still not over,it's just the begining.So, don't give up and strive till the last second.Overall, each patrol has at least one item selected for campfire but there's still room for improvement.
Now...there's only one month left to CTC 2005.PL's plan your meetings wisely and good luck.

Sea Scouts going bald???

I was jus browsing through the Friendster bulletin board and I read an interesting article posted in it. So wad do u guys think?? Post your comments. (sorry for the bad English its jus a copy and paste article from friendster)

School students: ever since Mr.Latif recovered from his stroke, he has been getting worse than ever. Now, he and his "discipline" board are pushing for all free school boys to have their hair cut short, n I mean REALLY short... like 1.5cm. This is a violation of human rights. No one has the right to force others to cut their hair like that as long as our hair is according to regulation. I would like to see the teachers themselves with crew-cut hairstyles. lol.

Selection Day

The selection day for ctc 05 will be on the 16th of november 2005 at youth park.It starts from 9-5pm.The campfire competition consists of sketch,dance and advertistment.Duration for sketch and advertistment is around 6-10 minutes....for the dance,it has to be around 10 minutes.This selection day will be an open one.Those interested to come for the selection day pls do so.Currently,there's roughly 2 weeks to selection day....Good luck


Say What?!? Part 001

Say What?!? Part 001
Ok, I'm going to say upfront that this is NOT a competition or whatsoever but just for pure fun. Since this place is starting to collect cobwebs and dust, I'm doing my part to make this place at least a bit less 'DEAD'.

This is the first installment of a series of caption-making-just-for-fun-only what-you-call-it-thingy. Here, we try to put words into our GSM's mouth, in the most funny and creative way possible. No prizes but hopefully lots of laughs. :)

Combined Meeting 2005

The Combined Meeting for Combined Training Camp'05 is here!!! I bet all Sea Scouts are very eager for this meeting. This year there will 6 patrols and 6 participating schools. The Patrol Leaders are Aric Oon, Kelvin Lim, Moy Wei Sern, Warren Loh, Jeffrey Lee and Daniel Phoon. The partipating schools are SGGS, CGL, PCGHS, CLS and CDK. The PL and PS meeting will be held on the same day as the Combined Meeting. Attendance is compulsory for all Sea Scouts from f1, f2, f3 and f4.
Date: 23rd October 2005
Time: 1400hrs - 1700hrs
Venue: PFS Canteen
Attire: Full Sea Scout Uniform (Sea Scouts)
Full Guides Uniform (Girl Guides)


Combined Training Camp 2005

To all mighty sea scouts of 8th Georgetown (South),as mentioned before our exams are very near,i hope all of you all are prepared for your exam as this positioning will determine which class you go to.However,I'm sure you all have been waiting for this moment to come.Well,the CTC patrol list is already up and as mentioned, there are 6 patrols.The details are as the following:-
Date : 16th - 19th December 2005
Venue : Penang Free School Compound
Report In : 0800hrs (16th December 2005)
Dismissal : 1730hrs (19th December 2005)
Attire : Full Sea Scout/Guides/Rangers Uniform
Camp Fees : RM 30.00 (Guides/Rangers)**
RM 40.00 (Scouts)**
PLs, i hope you all have already started to get ur member's details such as phone number,address,etc.Lastly, good luck in ur PMR and end-year examination.

Exam Fever!!!!

The exam month is here!!! It is time for us to slow down our actvities and start studyin. *studyin??? u gotta be kidding*. The PMR, SPM and STPM trials has jus passed and some is just round the corner. The final term exam for the form1, form2, form4 and lower6 is gonna start as early as 28 Sept!!! I hope all Sea Scouts will study hard and get good results and make the troop proud. *Dont play play*. Thats all for now... Good luck guys!!!! and remember this phrase:

**Penang Free School, School For Scholars, Sportsmen and Gentlemen**

Sedan Chair Inter Patrol Competition

Attention all Sea Scouts!!! After the Knots Chart IPC, now we are gonna have our 3rd Inter Patrol Competition which is the Sedan Chair. Attendance is compulsory for all form1, form2 and form4. *according to the notice board... form3 are not allowed to go... lol... it is suppose to be form3 are not required to attend*. Which patrol's Sedan Chair is gonna be the most beautifully decorated and the fasted wan top win the race??? Stay tune or come and watch it live!!
Date: 17th September 2005
Time: 0830hrs - 1230hrs
Venue: Usual Meeting Place (UMP)
Attire: Full Mufti
Inter Patrol Competition Standings
marks are temporary unavailable.. will stated in as soon as posible*
Seniors - N/A

Knots Chart Inter Patrol Competition

Attention all Sea Scouts!!! This week we are going to have our second Inter Patrol Competition which is the Knots Chart. Firstly, I would like to congratulate all Sea Scouts which had been permanently appointed during the AGM and wish them best of luck. This IPC is going to test on your scouting knowledge of knots, lashings, hitches and many more different kinds of knots. So is the Venturez gonna continue their dominance in IPC or is some other Junior Patrol that is gonna rise and shine. Dolphin or Beaver or Otter??? .*which newly permanently appointed PL which is going to start proving themselves worthy of their post??? *. We will find out soon enough.
Date: 10th September 2005
Time: 1400hrs - 1700hrs
Venue: Usual Meeting Place (UMP)
Attire: Full Sea Scout Uniform (FSSU)
"As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it."

The results of the Backwoodsman IPC
Venturez - 355
Beaver - 326
Otter - 268
Dolphin - 188
Seniors - N/A
*To the form3s and form5s and form6s u betta start studying for your trials as the exams are jus round the corner.. make the troop proud.. show people that we 8th Georgetown (South) Sea Scouts are capable of everything (all rounder??). We dun just excel in scouting but also in academics. *

~Visit to the Archive Room~

On Tuesday 23rd August, I and 4 scouts visited the Archive Room. They were ATL Gajen and 3 Senior Scouts, Kel and Ka-yin and Kwok Tjun. I wished more people had turned up as I wanted to set up the OC for the 45th Anniversary Cum Reunion Dinner and wanted to have a meeting concerning it but the Chairman did not attend also.

The main purpose of this visit was to look back on the history of our troop. We also wanted to collect information about the troop and also want to take down the names of EXCO from their respective terms. So we could keep in touch with them and keep them updated.

The Results Of The AGM 2005

The AGM started with the usual tradition of breaking the Flag and there was a slight drizzle. This year there was no drilling which was a surprise to everyone. The reading of the minutes of the AGM 2004 was read by the Secretary ATL Ng Kok Kwan. Then TL Alvin Tang gave his Troop Leader's Report. Later each Office Bearers gave thier annual report which is as usual yada..yada...yada.... the usual boring stuff lerrr.. zzZZzzzZZZ.

After that.. there was a different agenda which is the reading of the new Constitution. *will write more bout it later in a new post* The Constitution is the guidelines on how to handle the troop and etc etc.

The Amazing Troop Leader Race

It is very likely to be a three horse race between the current Prob. ATLs - Bernard Tan Ooi Keat and Lim Ming Yeng, and Prob. VUL Gajendheran a/l Nadaesan.

Bernard is the current holder of the Best Patrol Leader Challenge Trophy which he won during CTC04. There's no doubt his leadership skills played a role in him landing that challenge trophy along with numeral other trophies and would prove to be a tough cookie to beat. He's also known to be very smooth with the ladies ( if that is taken into account).

AGM 2005

It's that time of the year again. Hands shaking, knees knocking...you can't eat, you can't sleep, you start losing hair! Ok, maybe not so graphic but you get the idea. It's 'election time' for 8th South (minus the election but still full of jostling for posts) in which a new lineup of leaders will soon take over at the helm. Who will be the next Troop Leader for 8th Georgetown (South)? (cue music from American Idol)

Catch the action....LIVE and exclusive only at the time and venue listed below!
Date: 20th August 2005
Time: 0800hrs - 1230hrs
Venue: PFS Lecture Theatre
Attire: FSSU (Full Sea Scout Uniform)

Backwoodsman Inter Patrol Competition

Attention all sea scouts!!! This week we are gonna have our first and hopefully not the last Inter Patrol Competition of the year which is the Backwoodsman Cooking. Its bout time for u guys to show ur skills and see whose is the Iron Chef of 8gts. So whose gonna dominate this year's backwoodsman??? Will it be the [V]enturez??? or the Junior Patrols Dolphin or Otter or Beaver?? Who will continue the legend of PL Rishi from Pengu with his mighty kerang.. lol.... Whose gonna produce more smokes...8gts or 7gts??? We will find out soon enough.
Date: 13th August 2005
Time: 0800hrs - 1230hrs
Venue: UMP (Usual Meeting Place)
Attire: Full Mufti

45th Anniversary Celebrations

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Attention all current and former sea scouts. Planning has started for organising 8th Georgetown (South)'s 45th Aniversary cum Reunion Dinner in 2006. The date and venue has yet to be decided. Tentatively, we plan to hold it at a hotel/restaurant/mamak stall. It will probably be a semi-formal sit-down dinner (poolside anyone?). There will be performances, exhibitions on various aspects of the troop, strip dancing, swimsuit contest, pole dancing and lots more. We would like your full support in making this grand event a success. We would like to make contact with all the ex-scouts. Please leave your email and contact number with Daniel Phoon. For more information you can email him or call 0164987383.

Also, we would like you to have your say concerning this event. Please leave your comments after the post. (beep?)

Take Me To Your Leader

So who's in-charge here? Let me introduce you to the team then. We have here with us today the site moderators, Prob. ATL Bernard Tan Ooi Keat and Prob. ATL Lim Ming Yeng. Apa ni? Kasi-lah tepuk komando sikit! Ok, ok....kamsiah. Next, we have the contributors, currently comprising of SS Kelvin Lim Wei Kheng and SS Moy Wei Sern. But who is the big boss, you ask? Oh, sorry...sorry. Not forgetting, the webmaster - Prob. VUL Gajendheran a/l Nadaesan. 8th South, phak chiu! Ok, cukup...cukup!

How do you become a contributor, you ask? Just contact any of the moderators for approval and you are set! Even if your application is rejected, don't worry...you can still make comments, just not create new topics. Nothing that will dent your ego, right? So, what are you waiting for?!? Move! 5.....4.....3.....2......1........ Latecomers take 10!!!

Let's Get It Syndicated

Syndicate? What dark and sick syndicate is this website running, anyway? Fortunately (or unfortunately) not quite as troubling as some drugs or smuggling syndicates found out there. Ok, the news is, this site is Atom enabled and that means we are dedicated to bringing the updates to YOU. All you need to do is subscribe to the 08online feeds using your favourite feed reader/news aggregator, be it Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, Newzcrawler, Bloglines or NewsGator, to retrieve the latest updates from this site as and when you want them. Still don't get it? Weren't you listening? Just use the search box and do your own research, ok!

Let's get it started! Let's get it syndicated!

Welcome to a New Beginning

Welcome to the new virtual home for the mighty sea scouts of Penang Free School. So what's new around here? The right question should be...what's not?!? Say goodbye to the plain old website, hello interactive community! Make a shoutout at the chat area, get cracked up by the silly comments accompanying the photos, write your own dry humour about those pictures, influence the polls with your votes, get updated with what's going on, and most importantly, make your opinions count by leaving comments on the main posts. What?!? You want a tour? You got to be kidding me! I'll just let you poke around yourself and find your own way around. That's more fun.

Enjoy the site!

P.S. Don't forget to leave your mark in the ship's log!