Thursday, February 18, 2010

My first Gilwell Reunion

Believe it or not, although I have received my woodbadge 10 years ago, this was only my first Gilwell Reunion. And I must say the event looks like some kind of a cult but hey, search on the internet and you can see Gilwell Reunion is happening all around the world. The Gilwell Reunion is the gathering of all Woodbadge holders with the aim of renewing worldwide scouting brotherhood. The woodbadge symbolises that the Scout leader is a trained scout leader and who has gone through several phases of training before being accepted into the Gilwell.

In conjunction with the Gilwell Reunion held in Lahad Datu, Sabah on 30th January 2010, a commemorative badge were also issued. I do not have extra but if you're interested, I might be able to get you one (with a price ofcourse!).

Friday, January 01, 2010

26th APR Jam - Mabuhay!

The 26th edition of the Asia Pacific Regional Jamboree was held at Mt. Makiling Scout Reservation, Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines from 27th December 2009 to 3rd January 2010. As I speak, the Jamboree is still very much alive. There are about 12,000 Scouts and leaders from more than 20 different countries around the region as well as from as far as UK and America attended the Jamboree. As usual, badge hunting was one of the unofficial agenda and I managed to get a few contingent badges. If you have what I don't have, please, please, please help me. Selamat po!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Sabah IST badge to the 26th APR Scout Jamboree 2009

Just release and still hot! To support the Sabah Scoutleaders serving as International Service Team to the upcoming 26th Asia Pacific Regional Scout Jamboree in the Philippines from 27 December 2009 to 3 January 2010, a special badge will be released and will be sold at very limited quantity. If you need one, email to me now before it runs out!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sabah JOTA JOTI 2009 badges

This year's World Scout Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA) and Jamboree-on-the-Internet (JOTI) was held on the 17 to 18 October 2009. Sabah Scouts joined in the Jamboree by having various stations at its Headquaters at B-P House, Kota Kinabalu, and at schools at S.K. Inanam Dua, Inanam, Kota Kinabalu and at S.K. Pekan Telupid, Telupid. 4 badges were issued out; the Sabah Scout JOTA badge, the Inanam District JOTA JOTI badge, the Telupid District JOTA JOTI badge and the Challenge Award badge. I have a lot of this Inanam District JOTA JOTI badge so if you are interested to swap or buy the badge, just give me a ring!

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

I'm back

Whew! Time flies really fast when you're super busy. Didn't realise it's more than 8 months since my last posting! So many things had happened I don't know where to start.

Ok, let's start with our favourite past time - Scout badges collecting. I'll focus more on badges that I have directly involved in or badges that I have come across and like it.

First, my district. We had only produce one badge so far this year - our District Patrol Leaders Course 2009 in March. Sorry, sold out but left with just one for trade.

I was also involved in helping the Beaufort District Scouts in their 60th Anniversary camp in December 2008 especially the Indaba and Activity badges. You can actually get these badges from the State HQ.

Then our State King Scout Brotherhood badge where we produce our Miniature badge and Shoulder badge. Sorry, for members only!

The latest badge that I designed and produced is the Cycling Expedition Badge in conjunction with the Scouts Day Celebaration from 1-2 August 2009. Unfortunately the expedition didn't materialised due to low participation response but the badges were made. So this I have heaps for sale. Email me if you need one!

Last but not least, there's one badge that I really like - the first time I saw it I was mesmerised. It's the Telupid District, Sabah badge in conjunction with the goodwill visit by the Scottish Scouts. Keep it up Telupid Scouts!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Johor International Jamboree 2008

The Johor International Jamboree 2008 was finally held on 15-20 November 2008 after it was postponed twice. Because of the postponement, Sabah only managed to send 26 Scouts and Leaders to the Jamboree. Nevertheless, the Sabah Contingent did managed to produce a Contingent badge (Picture attached). Again if you need one, let me know.

From Sabah to Jakarta

Sabah sent a strong 54 contingent member to the 2nd ASEAN Jamboree held from 18-26 October 2008 at Cibubur, Jakarta, Indonesia. About 1,400 Scouts and Leaders from around the ASEAN region attended the Jamboree. To commemorate the Jamboree, the Sabah contingent has produced a Contingent badge (picture attached). The badge is very limited and I only have a couple left so if you are interested to trade let me know.