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Memoirs of a Sea Scout: Entry 007

Some of my friends have decided to quit the troop. Some of them were involved in smearing the Troop's name with lies and responsible for the vandalism to the Troop website and notice board. They even threatened not to be my friends anymore if I do not quit with them. They even suggested that it was me who informed the EXCO's that they were the ones behind the smear campaign. I wish I had told the leaders so the damage wouldn't have been so great but the fact is I didn't tell on them. I'm very sad it has come to this.

Treatment For Jellyfish Sting

We've heard of the 'well-known treatment' of jellyfish stings with one's urine. As a first aider, I've employed this 'remedy' before (not my urine though) on the sea scouts under my care when vinegar was not available, and it worked.

However, research has come to show that your pee may actually cause more pain to the victim rather than make it better. Instead of aiming your 'little brother' on the victim, washing the stung area with saltwater (NOT freshwater) is recommended to deactivate the nematocysts (the agent that is pumping all that juice that's causing all that discomfort) from releasing more venom.

After all the nematocysts have been deactivated, the attached bits of tentacle can be removed by coating them with wet beach sand followed by shaving off with your MyKad.

So, the next time you feel like dropping your pants during a jellyfish sting incident, do think twice. Exposing your 'water hose' may cause more than nightmares to the victim. Unless of course he is someone you totally despise.

Recruitment Drive 2007

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Recruitment Drive 2007 will be this Saturday 13th of January 2007, while the preparation will start Friday of this current week. The allocated spot for our troop's layout will be in the school tennis court, behind the pavillion (astaka).

Attendance is compulsory for all members to help out and ensure that the amount of members in the troop will grow during the recruitment drive. The details of the event are as stated below.

Time: 1300 hours (Friday) - 1300 hours (Saturday)

Day: Friday and Saturday

Date: 12th - 13th January 2007

Venue: School tennis court, behind pavillion (astaka).

Attire: FSSU

P.S: PL's please make sure your members overnight on the 12th to prepare the layout for recruitment drive. + + i will be there....

Welcome First Formers of PFS

A big congratulations on your success in being selected to join this prestigious school. Welcome to the family. You must be scratching your heads when it comes to selecting one out of about 20 uniformed bodies to join. Let's make the process easier for you. Just be a mighty sea scout of Penang Free School. Join 8gts. Seriously!

Like they say, a picture is worth a thousand words and we have tonnes of pictures for you here. Not convinced yet? Take a look at this short music video. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video must be worth at least a million, no? Still don't get us? Read on about our organisation, our history, our crest and our uniform. How about reading about the first day experience of a sea scout?

What better way to mark your entrance to the oldest and grandest English school in Southeast Asia than to be part of the unique family of 8th Georgetown (South) Sea Scout Group? Be different, be special, be the best! Be a sea scout!

Here's wishing all others a productive 2007! Give it up for the Form Ones!