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Reunion Dinner for CTC 07/08/09

Sad to say but the reunion is postponed due to lack of response and the organising committee is replanning for a better one . Stay tuned

Happy Christmas and New Year 2009

CTC 2009 has just ended and Christmas is just around the corner !One event after another , isn't it a very tiring holiday ???Back to main purpose of this post On behalf of the troop of 8th Georgetown South Sea Scouts , I would like to wish everyone especially all members , ex sea scouts , CTC campers , fellow guides and rangers a very happy Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.Not forgetting the PMR candidates , good luck for your results on Christmas Eve a.k.a Christmas Present from the Education Department ^^ .

p.s : ATL I Cason Chong still miss everyone in CTC09

Combined Training Camp 2009 Results

CTC 2009 has ended. So here are the results :-

Best Overall Champion : Chaoz (2nd year in a row @.@)
Best Gadget : Chaoz
Best Flag and Flagpole : Hydrax
Best Logbook : Chaoz
Best Banner : Hydrax (The one with nipples :P)
Best Model Ancient Ship : Chaoz
Best Mascot : Hydrax
Best Tower & Gateway : Hydrax
Best Silent & Fancy Drilling : Chaoz
Best Modern Cooking : Chaoz (6 years in a row =.=)
Best Sketch : Hydrax (The Darkeness Captures The Light)
Best Dance : Hydrax
Best Cosplay : Chaoxz
Best Patrol Leader : PL Daniel Quah
Best Patrol Second : PS Megah Cheah Xin Yih (CGL)
Best Guide : Shelly (CGL) (A guide who wants to dig a hole but doesn't know a proper way)
Best Scout (Junior) : Heymen Naidu
Best Scout (Senior) : Alvin Tan

Current condition of 8 GTS

I have been in this troop for 5 years. I have never seen the troop in a condition like this before. 5 years back , the troop has 50 members. Now, only 25. This is maybe due to more and more kids playing computer and video games rather than going for co-curricular activities. But to me, the main cause of this horrific situation comes from within the troop. Discipline and Integrity are not even practiced by any of our sea scouts nowadays, not even a single bit. A scout can promise to attend certain meetings or events but fail to show up without prior notice. Our scouts now do not show any kind of respect to their seniors or even to their fellow scouts when they meet or talk to them. Recently, a CTC PL bravely demand me to help him in his competitions while I was busy with my SPM preparation , how rude. Some even show their pathetic attitude towards me and the other Form 5's. Then , comes the ''news of the century'' , 8GTS won Jota-Jota 2009. Yes , this is a great achievement but the EGO showed by some of the scouts are unbearable. Please bear in mind that you are just a champ in this local camp and not the whole state. Not even 50 % of the state's scouts or guides joined the camp especially the likes of CLHS and PCGHS. Are you guys even worthy of being a champion of the state while you guys can't even win a gathering. Why be proud of such a mediocre achievement while your own CTC 09 is in a disarray and jeopardy. I and my peers personally gave some advice to current EXCOs during their Jota-Joti meetings to organise CTC 09 to be a successful camp. But our advises are treated like the wind blowing in the air. Some EX-scouts wanted to lend a hand but the boasting of some scouts after the victory of Jota-Joti angered them.

SPM 2009

Tomorrow (the 18th) will be the start of SPM 2009. All the best to our Fifth Formers in their examinations. The exam will end on the 8th of December for all of us. By then , those who are participating in CTC 2009, work hard, and we might come and help you all then. =D

52nd JOTA- 13th JOTI 2009

We had just recently participated the 52nd Jamboree On The Air 13th Jamboree On The Internet camp . It had been several years since we last join the camp. We've achieved quite some numbers of trophies which are :-
1. Overall Champion
2. Best Gateway
3. Best Logbook
4. Best Totem Pole
5. Best Name Tag
6. Best Modern Cooking
7. Best Cultural Night (Campfire)
8. Best Dance
We had made the school and the troop itself proud !

p.s. YEAH !! ^^
p.s. Special thx to our CGL guides for their effort and cooperation

Court Of Honour 09/10

Some of the new troop office bearers for the term 2009/2010 are as follows:
Honorary Secretary - Cason Chong Kai Shen
Honorary Treasurer - Chew Chin Quan
Quartermaster - Por Kai Yan
Badgework Secretary - Por Kai Yan
The full list can be found here.

Roll Call 09/10

A new set of leaders were elected during the recent AGM and here are some of the main positions:
Troop Leader
Por Kai Yan

Assistant Troop Leader
Cason Chong
Chew Chin Quan
You can view the full list here.

AGM 2009

The Annual General Meeting for the year 2009 will be held this week. Details are as follows:

Date : 15 August 2009
Time : 0800 hrs - 1200 hrs
Venue : UMP , Class 5 E
Attire : Full Sea Scout Uniform
Patrol on duty : Beaver

Every single member of the troop MUST attend this AGM. Any unreasonable excuse will not be tolerated. Those who fail to turn up may face immediate dismissal.

The Race for Troop Leader 2009/2010

It has been long since I've set up a poll. Well here it is, Who will be the Troop Leader for the next term?

Will it be Prob ATL Chin Quan? Did he did his job and carry out his duties well? Will he be trustworthy enough to earn the post? Prob ATL Kai Yann. Elected during TTO. Will he be chosen? Do not forget Prob VUL Cason Chong. He was leading the pack during Kerachut 09. What on earth happen to him after Kerachut? Will be shine once again and claim his spot as TL. We will find out soon enough.

What about other possible candidates? Will VUL Chuan Teik Min (Teko) get his chance after he missed out last year. Or maybe current TL Adrian Chuah proclaim himself Troop Leader once again to save the troop from falling apart?

Vote for ur choice ~

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Results of ASSTC 09

As our very own Annual Sea Scout Training Camp ended , there were happy and sad faces around. Not to worry fellas , you will get your chances next time.(i hope) In contrast , congratulations to those who won trophies. Remember , always strive hard for success no matter what.

Best Overall - Otter Patrol
Best Gadget - Otter Patrol
Most Spirited Patrol - Dolphin Patrol
Best Iron Chef - Beaver Patrol
Best Drilling - Venture Patrol
Best Flag and Flagpole - Beaver Patrol
Best Mini Float - Beaver Patrol
Best Campnight - Dolphin Patrol
Best Logbook - Dolphin Patrol
Most Outstanding Scout (Junior) - Jonathan Kow
Most Outstanding Scout (Senior) - Ken Ho
Most Outstanding Patrol Leader - Lee Zhi Hong
Most Outstanding Patrol Second - Heymen Naidu

"In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time."
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success."

ASSTC 2009

It is the middle of the year now, and as usual, we Sea Scouts have our ASSTC. So, for this year , we have 3 junior patrols competing for the coveted Best Overall Trophy. Hopefully, it will be a tough fight to the end.

Date : Precamp - 15th & 16th July 09 , Camp - 17th , 18th & 19th July 09
Venue : Scout Den and Technology block
Report In : 1500 hrs on Friday ( 17th July )
Attire : Full Sea Scout Uniform
Fees : RM25 (includes camp-T , trophies)

Everyone, please be prepared for this camp. Attendance is compulsory for all forms except form 5 and 6.

"Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure."

Photos of competitions for Prob. PLs

As promised I've search for some photos from our album and here some that you guys could refer to.

Link 1 , Link 2 , Link 3

Link 1 , Link 2 , Link 3

Link 1 , Link 2 , Link 3

If any of you have any questions , you can always ask the seniors.

Appointment of Prob. Leaders

Prob ATL Por Kai Yann & Chew Chin Quan
Prob VUL Cason Chong & Daniel Quah
Prob VUS Yeoh Beng Hai & Benjamin Han
Prob SPL Malcolm Tan
Prob SPS Chai Cheah Tzun
Prob PL Jason Teoh (Otter)
Lee Zhi Hoong (Beaver)
Nachiappan (Dolphin)
Prob PS Heyman Naidu (Otter)
Ch'ng Wei Sheng (Beaver)
Ryan Koay (Dolphin)

Best Scout Of The Term 2008/2009 Lee Zhi Hoong
Best Patrol Of The Term 2008/2009 Beaver Patrol
Best PL Of The Term 2008/2009 Malcolm Tan

Patrol List





Troop Take Over 2009

Troop Take Over for the year 2009 will be held as stated in the details as follow :

Date : 29th May 2009
Time : 1215 hrs - 1500 hrs
Venue : UMP ( PFS Field )
Attire : Full Sea Scout Uniform

Attendance is STRICTLY compulsory for all scouts. Those without uniform, please get it before TTO. Those who fail to turn up without VALID or logical reason will be penalized severely.


PCGHS Campfire 09

On the 25th of April 2009, sea scouts from F4 and F5 participated in PCGHS Campfire. It was an eventful night that some of us would remember...or not. Anyway , we worked hard enough for a champions spot. Unfortunately we were beaten and we only managed 2nd placing and a best dance trophy. It was hard for some of our scouts to accept as they did their very best in their performances. This year's placing was a step of improvement from last years 3rd place. Maybe its our time to be champs next year.

Kerachut Video

PKHC was a annual event. This year we form 5's went there to have a look. Jason, a form 2 went there with us because he was unable to attend the first day of camp. This was a video taken by VS Keshav.

Appointment Of Prob. ATLs

Congratulations to the newly appointed Prob. ATLs Por Kai Yann and Chew Chin Quan. They shall carry out their duties efficiently and responsibly. So, to the rest , please cooperate with them. LTC will be coming soon.

CTC 08 Photos

I have finally compiled all the photos taken during CTC 2008. Since there are too many photos , I have filtered it and these are the links to it.

There are 2 albums for the photos.

This is the second album.

Enjoy ~
* click on the slideshows to view all photos