85 years of Dragon Scouting History – It’s Tough Not to Leave a Mark !

This year, Gan Eng Seng Dragon Scout Group would celebrate its 85th anniversary, being founded in 1922. The history of the school and the scout group itself brings great respect in the Singapore community and Dragon Scout Group stands tall and proud of its strong traditions.

The 85th Anniversary Campfire held on 14th April 2007 is the start of our 85th Annivesary Celebrations for the year 2007. There would be a 85th Anniversary Dinner in the third quarter of the year and we are in the midst presently of compiling our history and photographs for our 85th Anniversary book/magazine.

The planning for the campfire was led by the great young leader, Moo Teng and his team of excellent young leaders, Wei Bin, Danny, Prashana, Peter, Xiao Tian and Kai Dick. They were well supported by the ventures Alex, Samantha, Aixia, Kin Ohn and the boy scouts, Swee Hong, Daryl, Dickson and Yukai. These committe had done an awesome task to make the 85th Anniversary campfire a great success.

The old boys came back and had a part in the preparation for the campfire, through the building of the Campfire Gateway, led by Meng Hock, Thye San and Teck Chong. With a mixture of old and young old boys coming back on 13th April night, we managed to build the very challenging Dragon Gateway till about 0300 hrs on 14th April. There was a quite a bunch of different old boys involved and I do not have all the names participating. Nevertheless, your efforts were deeply appreciated. Thank You for all the old boys who helped to build the Dragon Gateway.

End of Part One ….. To Be Continued.