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Memoirs of a Sea Scout: Entry 011

I just got selected for a special camp. For me, I think it is special cos only selected people can go for the camp. So means I am special. Hehehe. Also, no one knew there was going to be a camp just before Troop Takeover. Everyone thought next meeting will be TTO but they just announce last minute will have camp just before that. The camp is called Leadership Training Camp (LTC).

Ten Schools To Participate In Scout Car Clone

Penang Free School will be among ten schools to participate in the so-called "inaugural" Pedal Car Race.
Race gets good response

[...] Ten schools will be participating in the one-day event. They are Penang Free School, St Xavier's Institution, SMK Hutchings, SMK Haji Zainal Abidin, SMK Sungai Ara, Sacred Heart Secondary School, Chung Ling Private, Chung Ling High School, Han Chiang High School and SMK Chung Hwa Confucian.

"Our objective is to encourage Malaysians especially school children to love the environment and we hope it can also help to promote tourism in Malaysia, particularly in Penang, during Visit Malaysia 2007," said Penang Turf Club (PTC) committee member Alex Rodgers.

Rodgers also hoped that the participating schools would encourage their students to build their own pedal cars for next year's event. [...]
Sponsors are asked to pay five thousand for a car. With that amount of money, we could easily produce five scout cars of better quality than just the metal frames they are offering. Maybe we've to factor in inflation and the increase of metal prices since the last time we constructed a scout car, so let's say RM5k will be enough for three cars instead. Is the troop willing to take up the challenge of building a scout car to participate in next year's race and teach them a lesson for belittling the Scout Car Grand Prix?

Bunch Of Greetings


...to all Lower Sixes


...for the mid-year exams
may god have mercy on us all


it's party time!!!

Round Penang Island Canoe Expedition

Former 1997/98 Troop Leader Alvin Foong Ther Hoei participated in the recent round Penang island canoe expedition. He shares some of his experiences and pictures with us here.
It all started evening of 22 March 2007 at PKSA (Penang Water Sports Recreation Centre). We had our first briefing on the expedition by the Secretary of Penang Canoeing Association and even the President of PCA Mr Khoo himself.

We were expecting about 70++ people during the whole 3 days 2 nights expedition. These included personnel from the navy, marine police and PKSA staff. Ms. Girlie from PKSA announced that we had participants from all over Malaysia including 2 female participants from Singapore. They are to represent Singapore to create a new record of being the first Singaporean ladies to canoe round Penang island.

We set off around 0830hrs on 23 March 2007 with 33 double seater kayaks. Everyone were in high spirits and determination! We had our first stop over at Pantai Kerachut, a place which is no stranger to me since PFS days. Lunch was great and without much delay, we continued our journey to Biro Tata Negara, which served as our base for the first night.

We had our wakey-wakey at 0600hrs on 24 March 2007. Today will be the toughest day among the 3 days of the expedition. We were expected to complete at least 12 hours of non stop journey which covers about 30km from Biro Tata Negara to Pantai Jerejak. We reached Pantai Jerejak about 1730hrs. All the participants were exhausted and tired as well. We quickly set up our tents and some Penangites decided to go back home a night.

Wakey-wakey was at 0700hrs on the third and final day of the expedition. Everyone were tired but our spirit and determination were high. Everyone were looking forward to PKSA again because that is where lunch will be served.

The first kayak that reached PKSA was at about 1300hrs and the last in the group was 1400hrs. It was undoubtedly an unforgettable experience.
You can view individual photos of the canoe expedition here.

Memoirs of a Sea Scout: Entry 010

Troop Takeover is just around the corner. It will be my first experience of this ceremony. Seniors tell me it is an important time in the troop when the outgoing leaders will appoint new leaders to take over the troop. I guess that's why it's called Troop Takeover or TTO.