Events in 1997:
at Tai Tam Scout Centre
(27 - 29 December 1997)
10 Scouts and 2 Venture Scouts attended our camp at Tai Tam Scout Centre. This was the first camping experience for a few Scouts who joined us this year. Mascot Thunder, our visitor, also attended our camp before leaving Hong Kong for her next destination.
On the first day, we pitched our tents and constructed some camp gadgets - we made three tables out of bamboo that we brought along, two clothes racks for our uniforms, a flag pole and our camp site entrance. In the evening we had a BBQ.
The next day we got up and cooked our breakfast and went straight into pioneering. We constructed an aerial runway and an observation tower (see photo) before lunch. In the afternoon we went out on a couple of pulling boats to do fishing. We did not catch many fish (only 3) but we had a good time on the boat in the sun. We had pork chops, fish, vegetables and rice for dinner which the Scouts cooked themselves. Before the official lights out time, everyone was sound asleep!
We only had half a day on the third day. After having finished breakfast, we made a water filter mostly out of natural materials. Tidying up the camp site was quick compared to building the camp site. We left after lunch with a lot of good memories.
- Island Trail
(23 November 1997)
We went hiking on the 23 November 1997 on sections 7 & 8 of the Island Trail (Tai Long Beach [Big Wave Bay] to Tai Tam Reservoir). The weather was cloudy with a few showers in the morning. Our visitor from USA, a mascot (named Thunder) from Girl Scout Troop 788, also came along our hike.
Although the weather was not brilliant, the scenery was good especially on the ridge (see photo). Our Scouts sang both Scout songs as well as other pop songs along the way, it was a joyous hiking despite the rain.
(26 October 1997)
Our Troop attended the Backwoods Cooking Day organized by Hong Kong Island Region at Tai Tam Scout Centre. 16 Scouts attended and they had tried cooking pigeon, chicken, prawn and beef.
BBQ at Aberdeen Reservoir
(5 October 1997)
After attending the 11 o'clock mass at the Catholic Cathedral in the morning on 5 October 1997, our Troop went to Aberdeen Reservoir for Barbecue. It was a short but enjoyable trip with plenty of food.
Kong Island Region Sports Day
(26 January 1997)
Scout Section Results:
(Men) - Gold
Leaders Section Results:
(Women) - Gold
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