Last Updated : 11 November 1997
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Diamond Jubilee Celebration '98 K.K.

In conjunction with 75 years of scouting in Kota Kinabalu, the Sabah State Capital City, the Kota Kinabalu District Scout Leaders Council together with the Sembulan, Inanam, Petagas and the Penampang District scouts will be organising the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations Kota Kinabalu Scouts `98 starting 1 January 1998. Various scouting activities will be held through out the year to mark the event. A logo, theme and a song will be created just before the new year.

The Crew will be heavily involved in this event, acting as the Secretariat for the long year celebration. Some of the activities planned were the Launching Ceremony right before the new year, Scouting exhibition during Scouts Day, Adoption of a Village programs, Conservation Projects, Sporting events for Scouts, Orienteering, Scout Cultural Nights, Scouting Forums and Quiz, and the Diomand Jubilee Camps to end the celebrations.

The Celebrations is expected to cost around RM150,000.00 (Approx. US45,000.00) to run. Any companies or individuals who wish to sponsor the event are most welcomed to do so. Just email to echohome@tm.net.my.
 
Live with Nature Camp- 1-2 November 1997 

7 members of the Crew took a weekend to live with the nature at the Sugud Recreational Forest, Penampang District. Although the night hasn't been too kind to the crew with the heavy downpour and the thunderstorms, the camp paid off with the trip to a waterfall on the next day.

The Sugud Recreational Forest covers an area of 425.10 hectares of lush jungles offering outdoor facilities like campsites, yet not far from town (Only about 25 kilometres from Kota Kinabalu). The attractions includes the waterfalls and the viewing tower on top of hill. The Forest is maintained by the State's Department of Forestry.
 
UUM Kelanasiswa conquered Mt. Kinabalu 
Some 40 Rovers or Kelanasiswa from the University Utara Malaysia (UUM) visited Sabah from 17 until 29 November 1997.They called the project as "Kinabalu Quest" as their main mission to Sabah is to climb Mt. Kinabalu. Besides climbing the mountain they also visited the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park and not forgetting lending a helping hand during the Traffic Games (See separate news).

Traffic Games

5 members of the Crew have offered their service during the West Coast South Zones Shell Traffic Games on the 8 November 1997. This is also in line with the Rover's Motto that is "Service".
 

 

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