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Dragon Scout Group Campfire 2014

This was homecoming for me and my fellow Old Boys and Girls, returning back home to our Alma Mater, the Gan Eng Seng Dragon Scout Group Family, on Saturday 12th April 2014 for the 92nd Anniversary Campfire. The Scouting memories, camaraderie, friendships and to stay connected with the current Dragon Scout Group family. It’s also a time to Pay-It-Forward and Pass-It-On, the knowledge, bonding and experiences to the Dragon Scout Group.


The Old Boys and Girls came back to celebrate the 92nd Anniversary Campfire, going up to the stage and singing campfire songs, just like our good old Scouting days in the past. Those were beautiful and wonderful memories that the group of Old Boys and Girls from the Dragon Chapter put together and part of the bigger Dragon Scout Group family. Along with the fellow Old Boys and Girls, we were proud of our history, heritage, culture and Scouting family bonding that is keeping the Dragon Scouting fire and spirit, big and bright! Check out the photographs taken during DSG Campfire 2014!


In the year 2013, I wasn’t really that active and didn’t manage to stay in touch with the activities and happenings. In 2014, I hope to be more active and help out in whatever way that I can. I hope to Pay It Forward and Pass It On, the Dragon Scouting fire and spirit to the younger generation. For the year 2014, I helped out in the Scout proficiency badge – Photographer,  running the badge requirements and being the examiner. During the Saturday afternoon on 12th April 2014, I officially signed off my first Scout proficiency badge certificate for Photographer, with Li Xuan, a secondary 4 scout from Cougar Patrol, becoming my first Scout to pass the Photographer badge!


My Dragon Scouting journeys taught me many things, life skills, friendships and fun adventures! I hope that my sharing, helping out in whatever ways possible and mentoring will be what I can do to Pay-It-Forward and Pass-It-On to the Dragon Scout Group family! Along with that, I am hoping to add more memories to my Dragon Scouting adventures, check out the collection on Flickr!

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Dragon Scout Group Campfire 2009

A campfire is always an important part of our Gan Eng Seng School Dragon Scout Group calender of events and on the 11th April 2009, it was another night of fun and singing with a unique and first of its kind campfire setup, campfire with a camping and BBQ site layout. It seemed that rain would always turn the campfire into wet weather program. Persistence and patience paid off and the dark rain clouds cleared for the beautiful night sky to enter for the Dragon Scout Group Campfire 2009.

It was definitely not your usual and normal scout campfire, nevertheless, it was very refreshing for old boys like me, instead of just singing around the main fireplace in the middle of the arena, each “campsite” has its own BBQ pits and food were prepared for the invitees (Scouts and Guides) and VIPs, guests. While singing and enjoying, there were definitely lots of fun cooking the food around the BBQ pit, moreover, the schools weren’t just sitting with themselves, they were mixed with different schools and with our Dragon Scout Group too.

The campfire was declared open by the Dragon Chapter Chairman Mr Ong Thye San and started with a flying fireball into the campfire pit and action kicked started. As the campfire was ongoing with singing and performances, food was cooking on the BBQ pit, and making new friends and catching up with old friends (for us), chatting about scouting and 2010 scouting projects.

After about 2 hours of fun, it was formally declared closed by the Principal, Mrs Caroline Tan, after the prizes and gifts were presented to the attending schools and organisations. 

Do drop by my flickr for more of the campfire photos !

Dragon Scout Group 86th Campfire


Gan Eng Seng Dragon Scout Group has a very long and rich history in Singapore and I was proud to be an old boy of DSG since 1990. It was great to be associated with such a wonderful history and I deeply appreciate what scouting in DSG had done for me in my growing years.

On 5th April 2008, in the morning, I witnessed the handing over of the Patrol Leaders Council from the Secondary 4 to their Secondary 3 counterparts. It brought me back many different memories of my time as a scout in DSG, can’t deny the fact that time has really fly ! After the secondary 4s handed over, they were moved on to their new adventure, Venture Scouting in DSG. Before the whole group went on to prepare for the night’s 86th Anniversary Campfire, we went on to take the various patrol photos for future legacy and memories.

After the initial photo taking sessions, the group went on to prepare for the night’s campfire. Everything was under control and going well, I also took the time to help out for a while with their preparations and took photos of them in their preparation. Although I never came back as a full fledged leader, coming back regularly for major DSG activities as an old boy aka Dragon Chapter gave me a lot of satisfaction, pride, old and new friendship and fun !

During the evening, it started raining heavily and we had to prepare for the wet weather program. However, we were blessed when the rain stops in time before the official start time of the campfire and the boys and girls double quick time dry and clean up the campfire arena for the real campfire with burning firewood.

There were lots of fun and the boys and girls enjoyed themselves a lot. Even though campfire may not be totally the same during my era, some things never change, the spirit and friendship of scouting.

I was very happy to see a number of DSG old boys of many different eras coming back, as DSG grows in the future, it is very important for the old boys to be always keep in touch and stay connected via such major DSG event.

Dragon Scout Group Family – Past and Present

Only with the support, participation, networking and connection of the past and present DSG family, would Dragon Scout Group grows even bigger and stronger.

Once a Dragon Scout, Always a Dragon Scout.