Friday, March 16, 2007

SMI Scouts Organise A Grand Campfire

‘A Century of Baden Powell’s Legacy,

80 Years in SMI’,

The year 2007 marks 100 years since the founder of the Scouting Movement, Lord Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, held the first scout camp at Brownsea Island. As the centenary of Scouting is an auspicious occasion, the 02 Kinta Scouts from St. Michael’s Institution, Ipoh is organizing a campfire to celebrate this momentous event.

Themed ‘A Century of BP’s Legacy, 80 Years in SMI’, the organizing team promises those who will be present at the campfire a night to remember. This is because apart from the centenary of Scouting, this year also holds a special place in the history of scouting in St. Michael’s Institution. The Scouting Movement in SMI enters its 80th year as it was first introduced in 1927.

Besides celebrating the centenary of Scouting and 80 years of Scouting in SMI, the event also serves as a reunion function for all former scouts from SMI, regardless of which batch they come from. As such, all former scouts from SMI are cordially invited to this campfire.

Former Scoutmaster, Master Timothy Chee had given exceptional services to the Scouting Movement here for more than 25 years. His equally capable brother, Master Thomas Choo would also be attending this campfire.

The campfire, scheduled to begin at 1800 hours on the 17th March 2007 is expected to be attended by some 1000 scouts, guides and rangers from various schools across the region including the former scouts of SMI.

Besides that, scouts from as far as Singapore would also join in the celebration. The participation of scouts and guides from different schools and states would definitely help to tighten the bonds among them.

This campfire also gives an opportunity to the present scouts to raise fund for the upgrading work of the scout den as there is a dire need to do so.

Many have come forward to make contributions to the troop to ensure a success edition of yet another campfire organized by the scouts. The organizing team would like to thank all contributors for their generous support and ensures everyone a dazzling display of the opening ceremony and an incredible evening to behold.

For details, kindly contact William Liew at 012-5983762, Liew Kei Yan at 016-5346749 or Lau Yau Kin at 016-5364842.

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