89 years old, founded 1922, rich, strong history and proud heritage, standing out among the rest of its peers. This organisation is Gan Eng Seng Dragon Scout Group, a strong extended family, tradition of 89 years and still going strong!
Attending the 89th Anniversary Campfire on 9th April 2011, it was back to school, back to Dragon Scouting and returning back to the roots and family where I learned so much from, although the age gap with the young boys and girls in the school does make it a potential generation gap, it’s the spirit, fire and love of Scouting that unites all young and old, that are related to the Dragon Scout Group family. The campfire is also a great time for the old boys and girls to come back and rekindle and reconnect with the extended Dragon Scout Group family networks.
Scouting is not just about fun, games and outdoor activities, it’s also about friendships and relationships that go beyond further than you can ever imagine, personal development in character and leadership growth. It was also an honour for me too, receiving my Centennial Silver Medal from my fellow Dragon Scout Group leader/senior (he was my leader when I was a Boy Scout in Dragon Scout Group), who is also the current Chief Commissioner of Singapore Scouts Association, Mr Tan Cheng Kiong. The Centennial Silver Medal was awarded to some of us folks from Dragon Scout Group and Dragon Chapter who helped out at the Singapore Scout Jamboree in December 2010.
To all the boys and girls in Dragon Scouting family, wishing you all the best and Onward Dragon Scouts! Keep the Dragon Scouting fire and spirit burning strong, proud and bright!