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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Today is Christmas Day! On behalf of everyone at Dragon Scout Group, I would like to wish everybody a merry christmas and a happy new year!

Enjoy the christmas song by the chipmunks below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQWZFvG745E

Theme updated

Did a quick update for the theme to be fully compatible with the current version of WordPress. Let me know if anything is not right.

Website was down. Resolved and upgraded.

The site was down last night until today as the site was moved to a new and better server (host was not changed). Sorry for not pre-advising as it was sudden and I did not have advance notification either. The server was changed to new hardware that is more energy efficient (about 50% less now) but more powerful (4 times) at the same time. It was an effort by the host to cut down their power utilization by upgrading all their servers by batches, so I volunteered to go first in a bid to do something for the environment.

I also took the chance to upgrade our WordPress to the latest version that was released on 10 Dec 2008.

Everything should be fine now. If not, please drop a comment or PM or email me.

Edit on 14 Dec 2008: See article from webhost on improving energy efficient servers. See Let’s Save Our Environment Harder.

Hari Raya Haji

Today is Hari Raya Haji. Would like to take this chance to wish all muslim scouts, family, friends and vistors a happy Hari Raya Haji.

Excerpt from Wikipedia:

Hari Raya Haji (or also known as Festival of Sacrifice) is a religious festival celebrated by Muslims and Druze worldwide in commemoration of the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to Allah. The devil tempted Ibrahim by saying he should disobey Allah and spare his son. As Ibrahim was about to kill his son, Allah intervened: instead Allah provided a lamb as the sacrifice. This is why today all over the world Muslims who have the means to, sacrifice an animal, as a reminder of Ibrahim’s obedience to Allah. The meat is then shared out with family and friends, as well as the poorer members of the community (Islam names Ishmael as the son who was to be sacrificed, whereas the Judeo-Christian name Isaac).

Also, due to work, I realised I had forgotten to wish our Indian scouts and friends in celebrating their Deepavali on the 27th of October 2008. I apologies for that.

Forums upgraded

The forums was upgraded on Thursday night. Was in a rush so didn’t had the time to post about it. Please let me know if you are facing issues with the forums after the upgrade.

Gallery upgraded

The gallery has been upgraded to the latest version. If you see any issues, please let me know.

Anyway, the new version features a new version of the slideshow module now uses PicLens to provide a rich, full screen slideshow!

National Youth Achievement Award 2008

We are proud to announce that one of our leaders, Ken Ong Hong Sheng was awarded NYAA Gold Award by His Excellence, the President of the Republic of Singapore,Mr S R Nathan, on 3th Oct 08.

This is the first time that Dragon Scouts had achieved a GOLD award and we are proud that Ken made history for the Dragon Scouts by being the FIRST in Dragon Scouts and GESS !

Onward, Dragons !

Errors again… Resolved

For unknown reasons, the server went down again for a few minutes earlier and the gallery is currently having the same problem a week ago.

I am currently taking this issue to task with our host and hope to get it resolved soon. Meanwhile, the gallery will be inaccessible until resolved.

Edit: Issue resolved. I am still looking around to see anything else is wrong. Please let me know if I missed out any.

YouTube Scouting Videos

While surfing YouTube, I saw some scouting videos which I thought I should share them here. Enjoy!

Scout What We Are
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsrnREOO43c

BP Story
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cpKqnBg4Ho

2007 – Centenary of Scouting
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQANPIo-V70

If you have more videos to recommend, feel free to post them via comments.

Happy Hari Raya Puasa & Children’s Day!

Would like to wish all our muslim scouts and friends a Happy Hari Raya Puasa!

And to all cub scouts and those young at heart, Happy Children’s Day!

Enjoy your holiday.