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History of Scouting in Singapore - 2010's



Officiated by SM Goh Chok Tong, SSA held its Centenary Celebration Dinner (the first of a series of 5 events) on 27 February at Suntec Singapore.
Rover Scout Edmund Chan participated in the 4th International Scout Gathering 2010 For Scouting & Intellectual Initiatives held in  Sharjah, United Arab Emirates from 3rd – 13th February 2010
Rover Scout Edmund Chan, Rover Scout Lim Yi and Rover Scout Ong Maylwin participated in the 3rd Thailand International Youth Forum held in Chiangmai, Thailand from 7th – 15th April 2010
The second event of the 100th Anniversary Celebration was the Scout Rally officiated by DPM Teo Chee Hean on 22 May at Hwa Chong Institution.
Contingent Leader Sidah Jasmin led a contingent of 17 extension scouts to a Goodwill Trip to Batam, Indonesia from 20th – 22 June 2010.
Chief Commissioner Tan Cheng Kiong, Deputy Chief Nicholas Tang, International Commissioner Chay Hong Leng and Executive Director Mohd Effendy participated in the7th Asia Pacific Regional Leaders Summit held in Bangalore, India from 21st – 28th June 2010
Contingent Leader Lam Tat Wai led a contingent of 57 Participants to the 15th Nippon Jamboree held in Asagiri Plateau, Shizuoka, Japan from 31st July – 10 August 2010
Contingent Leader David Kwang led a contingent of 15 Participants to the 27th Asia Pacific Regional Scout Jamboree / 3rd International Patrol Jamborette held in Suncheon, South Korea from 2nd -10th August 2010
Rover Scout Oliver Lim Zhi Kai participated in the 13th World Scout Moot held in Kenya from 27th July – 7th August 2010
Rover Scout Nur Asshiddiq and Rover Scout Aravind Kumar participated in the 13th International Youth Gathering For Cultural Exchange held in Cairo Egypt from 14th – 25th July 2010
The Scout Discovery Centre (located at SSA HQ), the first in APR, was officially launched by Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for community Development, Youth and Sports on 4 September.
HE President S R Nathan, the Chief Scout officially launched the Commemorative Book on 20 September at the Istana.
The finale of a series of five events to commemorate 100th anniversary of
 Scouting, Jamb 100 cum 3rd ASEAN Jamboree (held at 3 campsite sites and the
 SAF training ground) along Jalan Bahtera was held from 4- 9 December
 The highlights of the jamboree were:-
a)HE President SR Nathan, the Chief Scout graced the Opening Ceremony on 5 December at Sarimbun Camp
b)International Night officiated by Associate Professor Koo Tsai Kee, Minister of State (Defence) on 7 December.
c)Dr. Ng Eng Hen, Minister for Education officiated at the Closing Ceremony on 8 December.
Contingent Leader Noraini Mohamad led a contingent of 18 Extension Scout to Mount Kinabalu Expedition in Sabah from 14th – 19th December 2010
Contingent Leader Desmond Foo Chuan Chen led a contingent of 24 Participants to the Hong Kong Centenary Jamboree held in Penny Bay from 27th Dec 2010 – 1st January 2011


Dr Mohd Effendy (ED) together with ACC(West) Alphonsus Gregory, ACC(South) Lester Lee and Rover Scout Edieusdi Ahmad attended the 39th World Scout Conference held in Curitiba, Brazil from 9th – 14th January 2011.

Rover Scout Edieusdi Ahmad (Serangoon Eagle Scout) represented the association at the 11th World Scout Youth Forum in Blumenau, Brazil from 2nd -6th June 2011. He stood for election as a World Youth Advisor. However his bid was unsuccessful.

From 27th- 29th May, 2011, First Vice Chairman Mr Prakorb Mukura, Second Vice Chairman Dr. Mukhyuddin Bin Sarwani and Mr Mohammed Ali Khalid from the Asia Pacific Regional Scout Committee accompanied by Mr Abdullah Rasheed (APR Regional Director) and Mr Syd Castillo (Director of Youth Programme) conducted the Committee NSO Visit (CNV) in Singapore. The purpose of the visit is to help SSA in her continuous efforts and new initiatives taken to improve the quality of scouting and delivery of innovative programmes.

Mr. Tan Sijie (Advisor Project Orion) and Mr. Edieusdi Ahmad (Team Leader) together with 7 other Rover Leaders attended the 5th Scouts of The World Voluntary Service Project – Project Orion 3 held in Terengganu, Malaysia from 16th-30th June 2011. The Team worked closely with WWF (Malaysia) to further improve the Turtle Conservation Project.

Led by Ms Asmawati Saimon (Extension Scout Leader), 7 Extension Scouts and 4 Adult Leaders attended the 27th International Agonoree in Korea from 21st-26th June 2011.

Mr Nordin Salleh (ALT, STT) together with 2 Scouts from Queenstown Secondary School attended the 9th Indonesia National Scout Jamboree in Palembang, Indonesia from 2nd – 9th July 2011.


The Ceremony (Adiji Chief Scout) to welcome the new Chief Scout Dr. Tony Tan Keng Yam, the President of the Republic of Singapore was organized on 25 February at St Patrick School.

For the first time, in his capacity as the Chief Scout of SSA, President Tony Tan Keng Yam officiated at the Charity Golf Dinner held on 9 Oct at Tanah Merah Country Club.

Chief Commissioner Tan Cheng Kiong attended the Chairman’s Consultation with NSOs held in Manila, Philippines on 11 February.

The following 4 VALs attended the International Workshop on Cub Scouting held in Bangladesh from 23-25 February.
1. Edgar Wong
2. Desmond Foo
3. Carol Philip
4. Bernard Lee

SSA hosted the official visit (28-29 March) of the following key appointment holders from Scout Association of Japan to promote the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan.

1. Mr. Kunisada Kume, International Commissioner, SAJ
2. Mr. Minoru Nishimura, Chairman, Executive Committee of 23WSJ, Executive Director, SAJ
3. Mr. Hiroshi Iwasaki, Manager, 23WSJ Office

Four VALs attended the 29th APR Scout Jamboree held in Sri Lanka from 1 – 6 April.

Led by Edward Loh, Assistant National Extension Scout Programme Commissioner, the following SSA delegates attended the APR Workshop on Scouting for Young People with Special Needs in Perth, Australia from 6 – 9 April:-

1. Alvin Yeo (FGS, Scout Leader)
2. Suraya (LGS, Scout Leader)
3. Madeline Ho (TGS, Scout Leader)
4. Norhaiza (Metta, Scout Leader)

Patrick Tan, Assistant Chief Commissioner (Resource) and Andrew Ang, Assistant Chief Commissioner (North Area) represented SSA at the 3rd ASARC Conference held in Chiangmai, Thailand from 10 – 13 April.

Chairman NRC Oliver Lim represented SSA at the Commonwealth Scout Forum held in Windsor Castle, London from 26 to 30 April.

District Commissioner Yang Chen and Scout Programme Commissioner Edmund Tay represented SSA at a study trip to Hong Kong Correctional Services organized by Singapore Prisons Dept. from 2 – 6 May.

Hosted by SSA and organized by World Scout Bureau, the Messenger of Peace Network Seminar held at Roxy Hotel from 24- 27 May was attended by 71 participants from 38 countries.

Caleb Cheah (Director of Corporate Affairs) was a SSA representative at the Messenger of Peace Network Seminar hosted by SSA and organized by World Scout Bureau from 24-27 May.

VAL Carol Philip represented SSA at the APR Workshop on Environment Education in Scouting held in Sabah, from 4-7 June.

Caleb Cheah (Director of Corporate Affairs) represented SSA at APR Workshop for Correspondents held from 22-25 June in Manila, Philippines.

Organised by Edmund Tay, Scout Programme Commissioner, the National Badge Patch Carnival 2012 was held from 28 to 29 July at The National Library. The finals of National Scout Lore Quest (NSLQ) was held on 28 July 2012 at The National Library.

Led by Edmund Tay, National Scout Programme Commissioner, 26 Scouts, 2 Leaders and 3 IST represented SSA at 13th Korea National Jamboree, from 2nd to 11th August in Mt Sorak, Korea

Led by Scout Leader Vasantha Kumari, 4 Leaders and 8 Scouts represented SSA at 11th Nippon Agoonoree from 2nd – 7th August in Japan.

Anthony Ng (Senior Executive Training/Adult Resource) attended the APR Workshop on Internal Consultant in Manila, Philippines from 13 to 17 August.

The APR Awards Committee Meeting hosted by SSA from 24 – 25 August was attended by the following APR office bearers:-
1. Mohammed Ali Khalid (Award Committee Chairman)
2. Dr. Mohammed Mukhyuddin bin Sarwani (APRSC Vice Chairman)
3. Prakorb Mukura (APRSC Vice Chairman)
4. Anthony Thng (Member)
5. Abdullah Rasheed (Regional Director)

Headed by Dr. Jeffrey Ho (Asst Chief Commissioner Training), the following Senior Commissioners and Commissioners attended the Membership Growth Review Workshop in Macau from 7-10 September.
1. Steven Ang (Assistant Chief Commissioner)
2. Wan Meng Hao (District Commissioner)
3. Malcolm Tan (Assistant Chief Commissioner)
4. Patrick Tan (Assistant Chief Commissioner)

Headed by Malcolm Tan Ban Hoe (Assistant Chief Commissioner Programme), the following SSA delegates attended the Youth for Change Workshop in Bangkok, from 14 to 16 September.
1. Edmund Tay
2. Louis Lin Wei Gang
3. Lim Yu Jason
4. Yang Chin
5. Azriana Abdul Aziz
6. Asohk Kumar

Anthony Ng (Senior Executive Training/Adult Resources) was invited by APR office to serve as a resource person in the Cambodia Scouts’ National Workshop on Building Management Capabilities from 25 to 28 September held in Cambodia.

NPC Malcolm Tan Ban Hoe served as a forum staff at the 7th Asia Pacific Regional Scout Youth Forum held from 16th – 21st November 2012 at Dhaka in Bangladesh. Ediuesdi Ahmad (NRC Chairman) together with Sathieswarant (a NRC member) represented SSA at the forum.

ALT Anthony Ng Weng San attended the APR Course for Leader Trainer from 14th – 21st November 2012 held at Dhaka in Bangladesh

Chief Commissioner Tan Cheng Kiong led the following SSA delegates at 24th APR Scout Conference from 24th to 30th November 2012 held at Dhaka in Bangladesh:-

a) Chay Hong Leng (Deputy Chief Commissioner/IC )
b) Malcolm Tan Ban Hoe (NPC)
c) Dr Mohd Effendy (ED)
d) Lai Kwok Chin(AAC-South)
e) Michael Poh (Asst IC)
f) Ediuesdi Ahmad(NRC Chairman)
g) Maohaid Faizal (Sr Executive -IR & IT)

Rover Scout Leader Muhammad Khair led a contingent of 23 SSA participants at 19th Thailand National Jamboree at Vajiravudh Scout Camp in Chonburi Thailand from 19 to 27th November 2012.

Venture Scout Leader Azmi Azeman led a contingent of 10 SSA participants at 11th Mauritius National Jamboree in Mauritius from 22nd November to 5th December 2012.

Dr Mohd Effendy Rajab (ED) led a contingent of 21 SSA participants at the Messenger of Peace Training at Riyadh in Saudi Arabia from 9th to 17th December 2012.


Young Leader Forum: 12thJanuary 2103

SSA hosted the forum in HQ for the Uniformed Groups. The Coordinator was Mr Desmond Chong, ACC (Projects). The Minister o Education was in attendance as the Guest of Honour

International Scout Peace Camp (Jakarta, Indonesia)-24th March to 1st April 2013
5 participants led by Rover Scout Quek Jian Hui.  There was no Contingent Leader.

Scout of the World Workshop: 5th to 7th April 2013
Led by Tan Si Jie, SSA organised Scout of the World Workshop with participation from overseas NSOs.

APR Workshop on Environment (Taiwan) - 1st to 7th June 2013
4 participants led by Contingent Leader Edgar Wong (Assistant Cub Scout Commissioner)

30th APR Scout Jamboree (Yamaguchi, Japan) - 31st July to 9th August 2013
30 participants led by Contingent Leader Andrew Ang Kah Hin, ACC (North) and Deputy Contingent Leader Chua Yong Liang (Scout Leader)

25th Johor International Jamboree (Bandar Kulai, Johor, Malaysia) - 16th to 21st November 2013
25 participants led by Contingent Leader Hamidatulamaliah Jamil (Scout Leader) and Deputy Contingent Leader Jeremy Yong (Scout Leader)

1st World Education Congress (Hong Kong) - 21st to 25th November 2013
11 Commissioners and Leaders attended and led by Chief Commissioner

4th Asean Scout Jamboree (Thailand) - 27th November to 6th December 2013
39 participants led by Contingent Leader Maohaid Faizal Kasmin (Manager International Relations & IT) and Deputy Contingent Leader Yeo Kai Cheow, DC (Serangoon)

CALT held in Sarimbun camp: 12th -17th November 2013
The National Training Team organized a Course for Assistant leader trainer (CALT) with participation from several overseas NSOs.

60th Anniversary of the Training Team: 16th November 2013
The National Training team organized its 60th Anniversary Dinner as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebration.

Camp Possible: 17th to 21stNovember 2013
SSA organized for the first time a camp for the Cub Scout at national level with participation of scouts from the Extension Scout groups. The Camp Chief was Mr Desmond Chong (ACC, Projects)

National Patrol Camp: 28th November to 2nd December 2013
The ‘National Patrol Camp for Scouts was held in Sarimbun Camp. Mr Justin Ng was the Camp Chief

4th Brunei National Jamboree (Brunei) - 3rd to 9th December 2013
17 participants led by Contingent Leader Nordin Salleh (Assistant Leader Trainer)


7 Jan
SSA signed MOU with MPA to promote sea related activities

30 Jan – 11 Feb
Rover Scout Kelvin Leong represented SSA to the 6th International Youth Gathering held in the United Arab Emirates

11 to 16 Feb
In collaboration with CAAS, the 1st Singapore International “Airboree” was held in Sarimbum. The highlight of the event was a visit to the Singapore Air show. Some 170 participants attended with overseas scouts from Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.

21 to 23 Mar
A 3 day Scout of the World workshop was held at the Raffles Institution with participation form Brunei, Taiwan and Malaysia

26-30 April
Chief Commissioner led a team 3 senior leader to the APR Leader Summit held in Sri Lanka

1-6 June
SSA took part in the Trengganu International Scout Jamboree with 14 participants. It was led by Senior Executive, Ms Madelene Seow.
Scout Leader Ding Kian Seng represented SSA at the APR Workshop on Environment held in Taiwan

12-14 June
SSA was awarded the SGS Certificate, following an independent External Auditor engaged by the World Scout Bureau

24 – 28 June

NTC Tan Kay Kerng led a delegation to the APR Workshop on Adult Support held in Cambodia

5 to 8 July
Dy CC Chay Hong Leng Represent SSA to the APR Workshop on Fundraising held in Macau

31 July – 8 Aug
UDC Patrick Tan led a contingent of 28 scouts to the 4th Korea International Patrol Jamboree

2 – 8 July
ACC Antong led a contingent of 5 scouts to the 5th Mongolia National Jamboree

10-16 Aug
Led by the Chief Commissioner, SSA attended the 40th World Scout Conference in Slovenia.. 2 Rovers attended the 12th World Youth Forum in Slovenia

13 Sep
The Cub Scout Section organised a National Cub Scout Gang Show

25 Oct
The International Department organised the International Friendship Day/Fiesta with participation from overseas scout group based in Singapore and the Scouts from Indonesia, Austria, Thailand and Brunei. In total some 600 participants attended the event

22 Nov
The Scout Section organised a National Exploration Challenge


31 Jan
SSA hosted a Fire Chat session for UG groups at Scout HQ. The guest speaker was Mr SR Nathan, Former President of Singapore

4 – 14 February 
50th Basic Management Course in Calcutta, India attended by Sr Executive Dorothy Teo (Staff)

21 March
The Venture Scout Programme Council organised the 1st National Venturing Challenge for Venture Scouts at Sarimbun Scout Camp

3 1 May – 6 June
APR Workshop on Needs and Challenges of Young People, in Manila attended by Venture Scout Commissioner Anbarasan.T and two other scout leaders Mr. Alan Tan and Mr. Edward Loh

22 – 25 June
APR Workshop on Life-Skills for the 21st Century in Bhutan attended by ACC Antong Shahruddin

11 July
SSA hosted the 2nd Fire Chat Session for UG group. The Guest speaker was Minister Lawrence Wong

24 July-31 July
ALT Anbarasan.T attended the The International Training of Trainers (ITT) in Jambville, France.

27 July – 10 August
23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan led by Contingent Leader Lam Tat Wai with a delegation of 92 Participants

27 October – 1 November 
8th APR Youth Forum in Korea attended by 3 participants headed by Rover Sunil

2 – 9 November

25th APR Scout Conference in Korea led by Chief Commissioner Tan Cheng Kiong with a delegation of 15 Participants

17 – 22 November
As a gift to the Nation’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations, SSA organised the SG 50 International Jamboree at the Sarimbun Scout Camp  The jamboree attracted a total number of 2,465 participants with 1,420 local and another 1,045 international scouts.

18-20 Dec
The Rover Section organised the Singapore Rover Conference held at the National Youth leadership Institute with participation from 4 Countries.



18th to 23rd March    
4th Brunei Darussalam Cuboree 18th to 23rd March  represented by Norani & Dr Mohd Effendy

19th March                
The Sea Scout in partnership with MPA organised an inaugural National Scout Maritime Quiz. 

10th - 12th April           
5 leaders attended the APR Sub-Committee Members’ Orientation and Meeting in Jakarta 

25th June            

The SSA conducted an Extraordinary General Meeting and its Annual General Meeting

25th July – 1st August 
2nd Mongolia National Jamboree attended by Poh Boon Koh

20th  August
The Venture Scout Programme Council and Membership Growth Department jointly organised "Building Bridges", the 1st National Conference for Rover and Venture Scout Leaders. 56 Leaders and Youth members participated.

30th July – 6th August
Essex International Jamboree attended by Scout Leader Gregory Tan

3rd – 9th August
29 youth , 5 adult attended 14th Korea National Jamboree led by NTC Tan Kay Kerng

12th - 16th August
8 Youth , 5 Adults attended 12th Nippon Agoonoree led by UDC Noraini Mohamad

14th – 21st August
10th Indonesia Jamboree attended by AAC Muhammad Reza

3rd – 6th September
5 leaders attended the APR AIS Workshop in Macau 

22nd October
Mr Nordin Salleh led 20 scouts to the 1st Johor International Scout Festival in Johor, Malaysia.

25th November – 1st December
Dr Mohd Effendy and 3 leaders attended the 13th Malaysia National Jamboree in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

14th – 21st November
Mr Edgar Wong attended the Everything is Possible Jamboree in Thailand.

25th – 28th November
The National Patrol Camp for Scouts was held in Sarimbun Camp. Dr Anbarasan.T was the Camp Director.

26th – 29th November
SSA organized for the Cuboree and Camp Possible for cubs and scouts with special needs. The Camp Chief was Mr Andrew Hong.

1 December- 4 December 
Rover Scout Commissioner David Wong and Venture Scout Commissioner Anbarasan. T attended 6th European Network meeting for National Rover Commissioners and the 3rd European Network meeting for National Venture Scout Commissioners respectively in Rome, Italy.

21st – 27th December 
Mr Desmond Foo led a contingent of 35 leaders and scouts to the 105th Hong Kong National Jamboree.


3rd – 11th February 
Rover Jacky Chong attended the Rover Conference in Taiwan

18th February
The 2nd National Venturing Challenge was organised by members of the Venture Scout Youth Council

22nd – 28th March 
Rover Ivy Li led a delegation of 10 to conduct the Project Sunshine in Cambodia

20th – 26 April
Chief Commissioner Tan Cheng Kiong led a delegation of 4 to the 9th APR Leader Summit in Bali

10th – 18th May
National Programme Commissioner Eric Lam and 2 leaders attended the 2nd World Scout Education Congress in Switzerland

17 June
The SSA conducted its Annual General Meeting

15 – 20 July
Mr Edward Loh attended the APR Workshop on Membership Growth in Korea

22 July
Mr Nordin Salleh led a contingent of 30 to the Southern International Scout Fiesta in Johore, Malaysia

27 July - 4 August
Ms Madelene Seow led  a contingent of 8 to the 31st APR National Jamboree in Mongolia

13 - 21 August
Mr Emmanuel Phua and 4 Rovers attended the 11th Indonesia Rover Moot

25 July - 2 August
Mr Sunil and 8 Rovers attended the 15th World Scout Moot in Iceland

3 – 9 August
Ms Ho Xin Qian Joanne attended the Palindanuwara International Scout Jamboree in Sri Lanka

7 - 10 August
Mr Muhammad Haziq and 5 Rovers were at the 13th World Scout Youth Forum in Azerbaijan

13 - 18 August
Mr Tan Cheng Kiong led a delegation of 11 to the 41st World Scout Conference in Azerbaijan

20 - 24 September
Mr Tan Kay Kerng and 4 leaders attended the APR Workshop on Adult Support to Youth Programme in Hong Kong

29 Sept - 3 October
Mr Tan Kian Seng and 3 leaders attended the APR Workshop on Environment Education in Scouting in Bangladesh 

21 -22 October
SSA hosted the Asia Pacific Regional Scout Committee Meeting held in Quality Marlow Hotel,Singapore