Issue: 2000
Last Updated: August 10, 2000
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- Echo's First Aiders
- BIMP-EAGA Jamboree 2000 starts the new Millenium
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Five members of Echo Rovers - Tariq, Farouk, Viviana, Rahayu and Fung Yee,has successfully completed a First Aid Course from 26 to 28 February 2000held at B.P. House, Kota Kinabalu. The course was conducted by the StateScout Rescue Team. Farouk, the Crew Leader, was chosen as one of the best participant of the course.
- Ahmed Tariq Aripen

BIMP-EAGA Jamboree 2000
starts the new Millenium
            The BIMP-EAGA (Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philipines East ASEAN Growth Area) Jamboree 2000 which was held on 28 May - 4 June 2000 at Kem Matang, 20 km from Kuching Sarawak, Malaysia was attended by some 5,000 Scouts from the ASEAN Countries as well as other countries such as New Zealand, Netherlands, Maldives and South Korea. The Tuan Yang Terutama (TYT) or the Governor of Sarawak bimp_eaga officiated the Jamboree. Sabah was presented by more than 300 Scouts and leaders, the largest contingent besides the host. The Crew itself was represented by six members namely Tariq, Farouk, Viviana, Rahayu, Fung Yee and a new member, Trinil. Tariq and Farouk however were appointed as the Contingent Committee members.

            The Jamboree generally was well prepared except for a few hitches. Had it been for a more adequate bus services, the distance between the camp sites, secretariat and offices accommodation would not have been felt. Activities during the Jamboree too were very challenging especially the grueling challenge valley which need two hours to complete. The presence of motor vehicles within the camp site was however unfavoured by many. Nonetheless the Scouts had fun and look forward for the next BIMP-EAGA Jamboree 2003 in the Philipines.- Reported by: Ahmed Tariq Aripen

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