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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!

Follow us at Twitter

In an attempt to incorporate social networking features into Dragons Online!, I have created a twitter for Dragons Online! You can follow our Twitter (and other website that supports it) by going to http://twitter.com/DragonScouts or click on the link under Signboard on the right.

Give it a try!

Happy New Year 2009!

Would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year 2009!

Enjoy the fireworks at Taipei 101 below…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaL3NJqQLw4

National Patrol Camp 2008

We are proud to announce that once again the Dragons make it by winning GOLD in the recently held National Patrol Camp 2008 !

Great Job, Dragons !

Way to Go !

Onward !!!

Drop by here to see more action of the Dragons in NPC 08 !

Morse Code

While not frequently used in today’s world, I believe Morse code is a nice “old” skill to know for survival purpose or to be employed as an assistive technology. Please read about it below.

Excerpt from Wikipedia:

Morse code’ is a type of character encoding that transmits telegraphic information using rhythm. Morse code uses a standardized sequences of short and long elements to represent the letters, numerals, punctuation and special characters of a given message. The short and long elements can be formed by sounds, marks, or pulses, in on off keying and are commonly known as “dots” and “dashes” or “dits” and “dahs”. The speed of telecommunication transmission is often measured in baud. However, in the case of Morse code, it is measured as WPM speed.

Excerpt from Scouting Resources:

In Morse code, timing is important to ensure that a coherent message is received. The actual length of a dot can be as long as you like, but obviously it should be short enough that messages can be sent quickly and long enough to be heard over great distances. Once this standard unit of time has been established, a dash should last three times as long as a dot. The pause between individual dots and dashes should take as long as a single dot, the pause between two characters should take as long as a dash and the pause between two words should be twice as long as a dash (six times as long as a dot).

Click here for the full article at Wikipedia

Click here for the full article at Scouting Resources