Monday, June 1, 2015

The Queen Scout...

I love scouting and have been in the scout movement all throughout my school days at Abdullah School Kuantan. It was through scouting that I learn about leadership and other skills which later on help me to be successful in my career in the Government Service. For my success in the Scout Movement I was awarded the highest award any scout could ever expected and that was the Queen Scout Certificate. It was call the Queen Scout when the country was still rule by the British colonial authority. Now it is known as Pengakap Raja. The above image shows me receiving the Queen Scout Certificate from the British High Commissioner at the town Padang in Kuala Lumpur just before the country gain its independence on August 31, 1957. 

Have a nice day.


Poh Syee Wha said...

You be very proud of your achievements. I never made it to that stage though I was in the scout movement in school. I loved the hiking and camping though.

Pak Idrus said...

Poh Syee Wha thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the subject of this posting.

Yes it was trough scouting that I learn about the correct way of tying ropes, the skill on jungle tracking as well ow to survive in an expedition. In those days we are always into activities of sorts on weekend and most of the time we end camping at the beach in Kuantan. One of the greatest adventure was our cycling expedition from Kuantan to Kuala Lumpur in the fifties. We made it in four to five days one way and for the first time saw Kuala Lumpur with our own eyes. All in all it was the skills in leadership that made me what I am today.

Have a nice day.

Ramnah Ahmad said...

Looking at yr achievement, I believed you r one of the school best student. I could see this through yr FB post & writing. You delivered well

Pak Idrus said...

Ramnah Ahmad, thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the subject of this posting. Thanks too on the good words.

Well I always tried hard to be the best in whatever I do. I tried to acquire as much knowledge as possible thus I read. Till today I read at least two books a month. I knew at an earlier age that without knowledge one would not go far in life thus when we have kids we give the best education to all of them.

At this age I felt that the best way to give is to share my thoughts thus I Blog and Facebooking; with a hope that whatever I share it would in a way benefit others to improve their quality of life.

Have a nice day and take care.