MESSAGE FROM THE EDITORIAL
We have come to the end of the second Millenium and will be entering
the new Millenium Year 2000. Over the last five years, the Crew has been
working hard to promote rovering with a bit of success. But with the new
Millenium, it also means new challenges. We aimed to achieve even greater
heights with all the valuable experience that we have learnt. Insya Allah
God willing we will succeed in becoming the best Crew not only in the State
of Sabah but the whole of Malaysia!
|Echo Rovers tops in Woodbadge course
Leader, Ahmed Farouk Aripen emerged as the best participant of the just
concluded State level Wood Badge Course part IV Rovers on the 29 November
to 6 December 1999 at B.P. House, Kota Kinabalu.
The award has somehow or rather indicate that the Crew is the best in the
State of Sabah. Other member of the crew who attended the course was Sufian
Abdul Ghani. Farouk, Sufian and another member, Faudzan, had earlier attended
the Part II on the 1 to 3 October 1999. Skipper Zaki was the guest Trainer
from the National Headquaters. The picture shows Faudzan receiving the
attendance certificate from the Chief Commisioner, Datuk Awang Zainie Haji
Suntim. Looking ahead is Philip Chin, the State Chief Trainer (2nd from
left) and Zaki (right).
For the Album : Members of the Crew posing just after the event.
|300 for Echo Rovers Cultural Nite
marks another memorable year for the Crew when it celebrated its 5th year
anniversary. Inconjuntion with the occasion, the Crew has put up a Scout
Cultural Nite at the All Saints Secondary School Hall on the 26 September
1999. The response was over-whelming. About 300 Scouts and Leaders from
12 Groups and 5 districts attended the event, a number the Crew did not
expect. In the show competition, the Customs Scout Troop emerged
champions with the presentation titled "Lost Scout". Runners up was the
1st Inanam Scout Troop and followed by 1st Kota Kinabalu Scout Troop. The
Crew also did their own act titled "Batman Returns". The event ended at
midnight. Picture show Crew Leader, Ahmed Farouk, handing over a
souvenir for the Chief Scout, Datuk Awang Zainie who had officiated the
Three members of the Crew has participated in a Rock Climbing Course
Part II held at the Karamunsing Shopping Mall on the 30-31 October 1999.
They were Sufian, Rahayu and Viviana. The course, which was organised by
the Likas Youth Club, was lead by trainer Burhan Ibrahim@Jude who was a
member of the Malaysian Mt Everest Climbing Expedition Team in 1997. Picture
shows, from left to right, Jude, Sufian, Viviana and Rahayu.
||1st Echo Cubs received Tenderfoot
1999 is another historical year for the Crew as it has expand its arms
to open a Cub Scout unit. 6 members of the Cubs received their tenderfoot
on the 21 November 1999 at the Crew's Base at Farida's
Bed and Breakfast. The Cub Leader or Akela, Ahmed Tariq, presented
Picture left above : Akela Tariq presented the Tenderfoot
Picture left below : The Crew and the Cubs in a joyful
|We did it!
10 Members of the Echo Rover Scout Crew, lead by Ahmed Tariq, has succeeded
in bringing up 13 Scouts from 4 different troops of Kota Kinabalu district
to the summit of Mt Kinabalu (4095m) on the 3-5 December 1999. The troops
were from 1st kota Kinabalu Scout Troop (5 Members), 10th Kota Kinabalu
(3 Members), 17th Kota Kinabalu (3 Members) and the Custom "B" Scout Troop
(2 Members). 6 members did not managed to climb to the peak however but
determined to do it again next year. The expedition which was officiated
by Stephen Hendriks, the Kota Kinabalu District Commisioner, was planned
to be an annual event by the Crew.
Members of the Echo Rovers Scout crew on the summit of
Mt Kinabalu. From left : Huzaimi, Azrol@Boy, Rozie, Fenny and Tariq
"We did it, Scouts can do it!..." Expedition members
posed for pictures
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Rover Scout Crew would like to welcome our new member or Rover Squires,
Suzi, to the Crew: