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Jamboree 100 & 3rd ASEAN Jamboree Open House

The Singapore Scout Association is celebrating 100 years of Scouting in Singapore, 1910 to 2010 and there were many major scouting events lined up for this year. One of the major events was the Jamboree 100 and 3rd ASEAN Jamboree currently being held from 4th December to 9th December 2010 at Sarimbun Scout Camp.

The Open House was held on Sunday 5th December 2010, whereby the Chief Scout of Singapore, His Excellency, President SR Nathan, officially declared Open the Jamboree 100 & 3rd ASEAN Jamboree. I was there to help out for a while with the Opening Ceremony with my Dragon scouting seniors from the Dragon Chapter and Ventures from the Dragon Scout Group, my alumni mata.

After the Opening Ceremony was over, we the bunch of old boys and ventures went around the Jamboree compounds, met with the boys and girls of Dragon Scout Group, chatted with our Hawaiian Scout Troop 42 leaders who were here in Singapore to visit the Jamboree 100 Open House.

Looking at the numbers, from different countries and nationalities, it was a great and fun time for them. These brought back many memories of Scouting for me too and relieving the good old days when I was a young boy scout and enjoying the fun and outdoors without too much worries. Looking at the Dragon Scout Group, I am pretty sure they would be having a good time there too! Making new scouting friends from different parts of the world ! Do check out my other photos here on Flickr !

Dragon Scout Group Camp 2010

Dragon Scout Group, my alumni mata, a big extended and historical family outside my very own family. They had their annual Group Camp at Sarimbun Camp from the 4th to 7th June 2010 and it was my first involvement with them for the year 2010 since I was out of action for the past 3 months and I missed Founder’s Day Celebrations with them.

I went on both Saturday and Sunday, didn’t stay overnight, nevertheless, had a great time there. On saturday, went in with my fellow batch Dragon Scout, Junjie & his wife. Upon reaching, we toured the campsite, looked at their tents, kitchen sheds, shoe racks, clothes hanger/line, campsite gateway, kitchen equipment, looking at them brought back many funny and interesting scouting memories for us, the good old days of Dragon Scouting. Exploring the Sarimbun Camp further, watching the young boys and girls participating in different activities, from confidence course, flying fox to team building games. In the night, there was a campfire for them inside Sarimbun Camp and it was great to see more old boys coming down to join in the fun at the campfire.

On Sunday, the morning was hit by wet weather and it posed a great challenge to the patrols taking on backwoodsman cooking in the morning, the firewood collected were wet and starting a fire was a big challenge for the patrols. Nevertheless, the patrols still managed to get the fire up with a little bit of help and started cooking. Remembering our era Dragon Scouting days of backwoodsman cooking, it was always a hot activity due to heat from the fire and the sunny weather !

After lunch, there was a switch over and the patrols that did canoeing in the morning proceed to backwoodsman cooking. The weather now was hot and dry, therefore, it was much easier for them to get the fire started and conduct backwoodsman cooking. Before I joined them, followed the patrols to carry their canoes to the ramp and launch their canoes, due to my existing injuries, I decided not to join them in canoeing (As much as I would love to canoe !). Walking back to the backwoodsman cooking by the other patrols, they don’t have to deal with the muddy grounds and wet wood, twigs and branches, thus really bringing it back like before, it got really hot and smokey, just like the good old days !

As the evening of Sunday approaches, I took my leave and let the boys and girls of Dragon Scout Group to continue their fun at Dragon Scout Group Camp !
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