Sunday, January 27, 2019

WELCOME CLASS OF 2019

About 21 new boys enjoyed their first scout lesson today in Scout HQ Campsite. There were introduction to basic foot drill, flag break ceremony and scout promise for the first time. The atmosphere was fun with a little self-descipline along the way. The objective is to instill the ways and spirit of scouting right from the beginning. Knowing how to do the flag-break ceremony with all its procedures is the beginning of every scout event and activity. 
New member Hadi from year 9 demonstrating the Scout Promise

 
New member Ammar leading the doa for closing ceremony

Other than that its about getting organized, filling out forms and making new uniforms. The new boys were assisted by seniors members and rover scouts. It was a good 3 hours of making new friends and fun learning about scouts. We thank District Scout Commission and PPNBD for making our learning today a success. 

Friday, January 11, 2019

2019 JANUARY BREAKFAST MEETING


2018 was great but 2019 will be better. Thats what we aim to do in scouting. A great way to talk casually without reservations is by having casual breakfast. No uniforms no rules just plain discussion with good food. Some ideas we put on the table are, ... getting more members, more camping, more outdoors as much as we can before exam season. Also Scout Standard Award for Year 7, Advance Scout Standard for Year 8 and Chief Scout Award for year 9. Year 10 and 11 is the usual Venture Award Scheme. All these needs to be done atleast before mid year exams. After that a massive slow down to allow students keeping promise for good exam results by end of the year. So we now Skipper Zack have to plan out with the school as well as District for all these to be possible. Good to have our voices and concerns heard and now we look forward for another exciting year in Scouting!

Sunday, August 19, 2018

AVIATION BADGE WORKSHOP A SUCCESS!


Class of 2018 and 2017 organized a session with Skipper Zack in knowing more about Aviation Badges. It was conducted overnight with the help of Brunei Muara District Scout Association and already the evening session was a great wealth of knowledge. After having some pizza in Margerita, the troop moved to class to learn Air Spotter and Meteorology. 

New technologies were introduce in aviation such as Electric Trainer Aircraft. With zero fuel and quiet to fly around residential areas, its becoming popular among flying schools.

A new category learnt such as LSA or Light Sport Aircarft that can be privately owned and flown. Videos of new LSA design shows that these small aircraft are comfortable, fuel efficient, beautiful and packed with latest technologies. Learning new developments in aircraft piston engine as well as latest Super Turbine by Pratt and Whitney. 

The next morning is back to basics. Airmanship badge requirements and quizzes after class. Last was basic marshaling badge. Some of these badges requires access to airfields so they can complete their logbook and achieve the badge.
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Using certain mobile app such as flight tracker, Flight Aware, Aero Weather and Flight Sim is now a requirement for aviation enthusiast scouts. 


Lastly there was a video documentary by Air Rover Riduan who went for Air Experience Flying in Sabah Flying Club. The video showed that a lot of preparation had to be done before flight, ground handling, real flight controls, landing procedures and things you have to do after flight. 


Conclusion, it was a great way to see if students understands about badges to get, how and when to get them. Its also a good update for everyone on skills and Skipper Zack can update his teaching materials to suite current needs.   

Sunday, July 1, 2018

WE WERE THERE! HAPPY RBAF 57th ANNIVERSARY

 As air scouts, exposure to real aircraft and talking to aviators must be done as much as possible. One of the ways to do this is by visiting the Royal Brunei Arm Forces events. The troop was invited to RBAF 57th Anniversary in Penanjong Garrison. The experience was exhilarating. The air show was super. Seeing helicopters hovering so close, static displays and being introduced to real pilots and flight crews is always a real treat. 




Monday, June 18, 2018

RAYA WITH THE GENERAL


After visiting the Royal Palace, our troop made itsway to the Air Force Generals' House. Brigadier General (U) Dato Seri Pahlawan Shahril Anwar bin Haji Ma’awiah, has been a great supporter of SOAS College Air Scouts and invites the troop for Raya Open House. It was a great honor to meet with such a distinguished aviator, where the students talked about career paths and casual matters. The visit ended with salam raya and a quick photo session.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

RAYA AT SULTAN'S PALACE



Every 3rd day of Syawal, scouts from all over the country comes to the greet Hari Raya to His Majesty the Sultan and the Royal Family. At 7am everyone would queue to go into the Royal Palace or Istana and meet up with other troops. Banquet breakfast and meeting other uniform bodies was a treat by itself. For new scouts, this was a first time being inside the palace and meeting other friends from various youth uniform organizations. After the food, at 10am everyone was ushered by officials to meet the King and the Royal Family. 


Sunday, June 3, 2018

TROOP RAMADAN IFTAR 2018


Salam Ramadan Al-Kareem Everyone! We tradition of Sungkai and Terawih comes again on Sunday 3rd June 2018. Meet up at Burger King BSB and then Terawih prayers at SOAS Mosque. This is the time where we meet and greet everyone during the Ramadan holidays and pray together in the evening of Ramadan with the Holy Terawih prayers. Spirituality is one of the key aspects in scouting. We just leave it to the patrol leaders and the scouts voted for Burger King. Its also easy to walk to SOAS Mosque for the prayers. This is their way and the right way!