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Facebook Soft Launch

In an effort to make Dragons Online! more social networking friendly, we have created a page at Facebook.

As this is still an experiment and we are testing the features to integrate Facebook into Dragons Online! and yet not over-shadow it, I am doing a soft launch first. Until we are comfortable with what we can achieve with Facebook, only then will we fully launch it and display the links all over the website.

Please add yourself as fans to join us in Facebook.

A Good Turn A Day

I was reading this article titled “Learn from Taiwan, Singaporeans” at TODAYonline and had some thoughts after that (copy of article here, in case the article is removed).

I have witness such acts of ungraciousness as mentioned in the article personally myself. However, I do need to point out that gracious acts do happen (such as giving up seats) but it is not happening as much as I hope it to be.

As scouts, I do believe most of you would have heard of the phrase “A Good Turn A Day” (there was even a project by HQ based on this idea). The idea was that your scarf have a knot at the end it, to remind yourself to do a good deed everyday. You will then only untie this knot if the good deed has been done. This act of good turn can be a simple act of giving up your seat or giving way to others.

The objective of this post is to remind/spread the idea of A Good Turn A Day, be it scout or non-scout, Singapore or worldwide. I believe if this idea can be spread successfully, the world will be a much better place to live in.

Have you done your good turn today?

Funny Scout Skit

Saw this funny skit, so would like to share it with everyone. Enjoy!

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

Cooking Ideas

Not sure of what to cook at your next outdoor cooking session or during Group Camp? Get some ideas from the Scouting Magazine here!

JobWeek Camp 2009

Just a reminder to Dragon Chapter members that JobWeek Camp is from 14th to 17th March 2009. Please offer your support during JobWeek!

Also update the timing for the DSG Event in the previous post.

Please check your email for more details.

DSG Event

Hi all,

This is a note to all Dragon Chapter members. Hong Liang (GSL) is inviting all Dragon Chapter members for the DSG Event that is coming on the 7th March 2009.

7th March 2009
Title: DSG Event
What’s happening:

  • 0830 hrs – Group Photo Taking
  • 0900 hrs – DSG Sec 1 Investiture

Please refer to your email via the mailing list for more information. Thanks.

Edit: Update the time above in blue

World Scout Day

Tomorrow is World Scout Day (also known as Founder’s Day in some places), therefore we would like to wish all scouts a happy founder’s day in advance.

BP in Geneva 1922

February 22nd marks the birthday of Lord Robert Baden-Powell the founder of the Scout Movement. Coincidentally, B-P (born in 1857) and his wife Olave Baden-Powell (born in 1889), shared the same birthday.

Nearly all National Scout Associations throughout the world, celebrate this day as World Scout Day/Founder’s Day. It is considered a special day, as well as an opportunity to learn more about BP’s life and his work. His Writings remain inspiring to many and incredibly on phase with our times.

If you want to find out more about B-P please click here (external link to scout.org).

Interesting Scouting Videos

Would like to showcase some interesting scouting videos that I have found online.

Boy Scout Commercial – Helpful
This is a 30 commercial about Boy Scouting featuring the Scout Law point – helpful. It is comical and shows how far a Scout may go to be helpful. (Note: Helpful is one of the Scout Law in the USA but not Singapore)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gC0Wu0UK1Y

Cub Scouting Commerical (Door Lock)
Here is a humorous commercial promoting Cub Scouting. A father and son are working on one of the Cub Scout requirements by fixing the lockset on the back door.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d48fbhb8oS0

“The Truth About Scouting” BSA promo
A 60-second spot for the Boy Scouts of America, first showing the public’s perception of scouting, then the real thing. (For some reason it’s very choppy, like stop-frame, but that wasn’t intended. I don’t know why YouTube is doing that.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpZDUgzKS6A

Happy Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year to everyone in the year of the ox!

Have been busy with work and moving house (part 2) recently so it explains the lack of updates here. Will update the weblog with more scouting articles once I have settled down.

Meanwhile, go out and collect more red packets!

Gallery redesigned!

Gallery has been given a simple makeover to be nicer looking than the previous design. Technically it is not a redesign as I simply use another theme and made some slight modifications to it. The layout is still the same as the previous design.

Anyway, enjoy the new design!

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