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Reviving the Scout Car Grand Prix

The Scout Car Grand Prix or as known as Soap Box Derby is a pedal race which was first introduced by the Penang Free School B-P Guild in 1969 . It was then taken over by the PFS Rover Scout Screw and the Combined Scouts Council to inherit this event.
Here's one of them !
In 1972 , over 30 scout groups and 14 guides & rangers companies participated in this successful event. There, they've manage to present 11 scouts cars which were engineered with only scrap materials and spare parts of a bicycle. In some of cars, there were even up to 9 gears and I’m still wondering how on earth could they do that because it was an astonishing achievement . In 1974 , the forth scout car grand prix took place in Gurney Drive which attracted numerous crowds and tourist which made this event very well known. That venue was the perfect spot due to the long straight road with minimal traffic till Gurney Plaza was built. From there, everything has changed .

For a more detailed history , click here.
Most ingeniously built scout car
However , after the year 2002 this prestigious event was called to a halt . Why ? Dont bother asking me , Im still figuring out what had happened. Some said , its all thanks to the the new Gurney Plaza .

Then recently , our new principal En Jalil Bin Saad who's also an ex-free decided to revive the Soap Box Derby. He suggested that this event will be held during Co-Curriculum day, if we don't have enough participating schools. Few weeks back , Mr Lye Poh Chye from 1st Georgetown South called all the representatives from each troop to the teacher's canteen to discuss about this matter and have decided to have a workshop regarding how to build this scout car . He even suggested that we should track back to the ex-scouts who might still be having one of the cars to ease our burden. Not forgetting , everyone here is welcomed to help us out as we dont have a blue print or any idea how construct an awesome car .

Excited for this event? May this be the most anticipated activity for us scouts, sea scouts and also to the sister guides who MIGHT be reading this ! 

For more pictures , click here

TTO and 6km/8km Journey

TTO and 6km/8km journey which was suppose to be held this Sunday will be postponed due to the very poor attendance. The dates for these activity will be posted in the near future and I hope this sickening problem will not repeat ever again before stern actions are taken on every single one .

Please do remember , if any activities held were to clash with your family event , I hope you guys will just sacrifice for once instead of just writing a pointless letter to excuse yourself. As the old says ,A team will always appreciate a great individual ifhe's willing to sacrifice for the group . By the way, these activities are only held once annually and Im pretty sure the troop isn't asking much from you guys. Last but not least , TUITIONS are not an excuse to relieve yourselves from any activities.

Signing out ,
Jason .

Dance videos!

Here are the 2 dances for both CGL and PCGHS campfire .
All choreographed by ASSL POR KAI YANN !
Million thanks to you, sir !
PCGHS dance (21st April 2012)

CGL dance (31st March 2012)

Sad to see that the choreographer himself couldnt make it for CGL's campfire due to his prefects duty . 
Even though he couldnt make it , he still didnt let us down ! Instead , he ensure our dance is completed as promised . Thats the kind of scouts we need in the troop more ! 

6km & 8km Journey

To obtain your usaha and maju badge , 6km and 8km journey are one of the requirements required respectively. So,the form 1s should be prepared for 6km . As for the form 2s and form 3s , you guys should be prepared for 8km as well . Details are as follows :

Date : 27th May 2012
Time : 1100hours - 1400hours
Venue : UMP
Attire : Full Sea Scout Uniform

Troop Take Over 2012

One of the most anticipated event of the term is here. Troop Take Over is the time where probationary leaders and assistant leaders will be elected to lead the troop for the next term. They will be under strict evaluation under a period of 3 months or so. Then , the truly deserved ones will only be promoted to a permanent post. Attendance is COMPULSORY for ALL scouts from all forms. Scouts that could not attend this activity will be given a warning letter unless a valid reason is given. Details are as follows.
Date : 27th May 2012
Time : 1400 hrs - 1600 hrs
Venue : Usual Meeting Place ( UMP )
Attire : Full Sea Scout Uniform

PCGHS Campfire

Time doesn't wait as the troop has already participated 3 campfire & gatherings already .
For the annual PCGHS campfire which was held on 21st of April , 15 of our seniors scouts have participated and have put their very best effort into it .

Congratulations to them even though they've only managed to grab the 1st Runner up and Best Supporter trophy .
What can we expect ? There's approximately 10 participating schools and we got SECOND PLACING.
Moreover , the overall champions were MBS ROVERS which included BOY & GIRL Scouts . That's a hell of an advantage for them.

Since when we're PFS 8TH ??

It seems to be a very unique pattern about our troop winning the trophies in this campfire as you can see the pattern here :

2008 - 2nd runner up
2009 - 1st runner up
2010 - Overall Champion
2011 - 2nd runner up
2012  - 1st runner up
2013 - Overall champion ??? I doubt that =P

To the upcoming leaders , please put your very best effort for your future despite the current condition of the troop is much poorer than other rival schools . Make a change and you'll definitely never regret for what you have done .

Their booklets and metal badges 
P/s : Someone from somewhere please flood the chatbox before all DOWN 20 ! Thanks =D