THE SCOUT SIGN



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n Scouting's early years, critics accused B.-P. of trying to turn boys into soldiers, holding up as evidence the Scout symbol, which they called 'a spear-head, the emblem of battle and bloodshed'. The Founder quickly replied, "The crest is the fleur-de-lis', a lily, the emblem of peace and purity."
In truth, he had chosen as Scouting's emblem the sign for the North Point, 'universally shown on maps, charts and compass cards', because "it the points in the right direction (upwards), turning neither to right nor left, since Baden-Powell added later, these lead backward again..." Lady "It shows the true way to go."

To explain the meaning of the Scout emblem, B.-P. said, "The two stars on the two side arms stand for the two eyes of the Wolf Cub having been opened before he became a Scout... The three points of the fleur-de-lis remind the Scout of the three points of the Scout's Promise..."
In the World Scout emblem, the fleur-de-lis is surrounded by a circle of rope tied with a reef knot to symbolize the strength and unity of the world brotherhood of Scouting: "Even as one cannot undo a reef knot, no matter how hard one pulls on it, so as it expands, the movement remains united."

The three tips of the fleur-de-lis represent the three main parts of the Scout promise: duty to God, obedience to the Scout Law, and service to others. The two five-point stars stand for truth and knowledge, and the 10 points on the stars remind us of the 10 points of the Scout law. The ring holding the emblem together represents the bond of brotherhood.
The symbol is white on a royal purple background, colours B.-P. chose because, in heraldry, white stands for purity and purple for leadership and helping others.
Since Scouting began, over 200 million Scouts have worn the Scout symbol, making it one of the more highly recognized emblems in the world. Today, over 150 World Scouting countries and territories, more than 16 million members continue to wear it with pride.


The Malaysian Scout Sign is more or less the same as the World Scout Sign .The red crest resembles the fleur-de-lis on the world scout sign ,The three tips of the fleur-de-lis represent the three main parts of the Scout promise: duty to God, obedience to the Scout Law, and service to others. The two green five-point stars stand for truth and knowledge, and the 10 points on the stars remind us of the 10 points of the Scout law. The green ring holding the emblem together represents the bond of brotherhood.

The cresent moon represents the Islamic symbol which is the official religion of the country while the 14 point yellow star represents the 14 states in Malaysia. The red on the sign represents bravery while the yellow stands for the Royal colour of the country .The sign which is surrounded by a circle of rope tied with a reef knot to symbolize the strength and unity of the world brotherhood of Scouting: "Even as one cannot undo a reef knot, no matter how hard one pulls on it, so as it expands, the movement remains united."

We are the 08th Kinta Scout Troop based in Anderson Secondary School Ipoh , Perak. Established in July 1928. Registered under the regulations of the Malaysian Scout Association as a full group, we have 3 units for Boy Scouts (13-16), Senior Scouts (16-18) and Rover Scouts (17--40). As Anderson School is an all boys school, only students from the school are allowed to join the Group. Students who have complete their term as Senior Scouts are automatically enlisted to join the Rover unit and continue to contribute towards the troop . Nearly 99% of all Scout Troops in Malaysia are a school based scout group.

Official Scout meetings are every week on Saturday 830am until 1200pm although some times emergency meetings are called after school if there are important announcement that have to be made or footdrills/skill training that needs to be done. Patrol leaders also often call their patrol members down on weekdays after school for some internal patrol activities also known as patrol corners. During weekly meetings, various activities are carried out. Troop members are taught Orienteering, Marching , First Aid , Survival Skills ,Tracking, Pioneering Projects , Rope Climbing , Knot Tying ,Scout Craft , Proficiency Badges Scheme and many more challenging activities. While this is an integral part of being a Boy Scout, scouting also involves more than the basic activities usually associated with the program . At the 08th Kinta Scout Troop, programs also includes both adventure and work, with emphasis on growth and advancement in all phases of character building, citizenship, acceptance of responsibility, planning, execution, and evaluation.

The troop has always been operating along the same principles and guidelines throughout the years and we always strive to achieve the very best in our every endeavour. Our reputation as a reliable , dedicated and disciplined troop has never been doubted. During meetings and outdoor activities, The troop strive to maintain the highest possible standards and discipline among it’s members. It is our fervent wish that the Troop will continue to lead in terms of scouting spirit and leadership qualities as we grow from strengh to strengh.