Many will say scouting is a passion. Others will claim that scouting is a profession. But for some, scouting is life itself.
The 6th ASEAN jamboree, on its third day, was attended by close to 30,000 delegates, both from local and international delegation, from 21 different countries. It is stated to be the largest and the most diverse of all. Given with this overwhelming numbers, there are those whom we brand as THE ORIGINALS who have been there since the 1st.
Raymond Apun, the Contingent Leader of Malaysia, attended five (5) ASEAN Scout Jamboree. He said that he attended the 1st ASEAN Jambo as a Troop Leader. Now, he became the Contingent Leader. He also stated that he failed to attend the 4th in Thailand but he has been in the service for 27 years. He said that he has still communicated with his friends whom he met on the first ASEAN Jam until today. On the other hand, Sami Jiman, One of his Troop Leaders attended three (3) ASEAN JAM, the 1st, 2nd and 6th.
Contingent Leader of Malaysia
Yeokaicheow (Happy Fish) is the Contingent Leader of Singapore. He joked that “Scouting is his second life, beside from his wife.” This is his second ASEAN Jam, after Makiling but 11th in the world. He joined camping in Sweden, Scotland, Thailand, Taiwan and many others. He has been in service for 50 years. He also exclaimed that the Philippines is good for scouting for our place is rich and full of natural resources. He encouraged the youth to go into scouting for you can learn a lot form it
YEOKAICHEOW (HAPPY FISH)
Contingent Leader of Singapore
Ashmad Mariyanto, the Contingent Leader of Indonesia, stated that this has been his second ASEAN Jam, first in Malaysia and then now. He also stated that he attended 2012’s Jamboree at Davao City. He emphasized “Once a scout, always a scout.”
Contingent Leader of Indonesia
Zunidi Telih, from Brunei and a Troop Leader, said that this has been his 2nd ASEAN Jam following his first in Indonesia
Troop Leader of Brunei
It’s truly amazing how one can dedicate his life to scouting. Many will say scouting is a passion. Others will claim that scouting is a profession. But for some, scouting is life indeed. KARLA MAE B. MENDOZA/CIO Tagum