Discovery Rangers Advancement Camp 2016

Campfire

by Commander David Gan

On the 15th December, 19 Discovery Rangers led by Outpost Commander Kah Yun and 10 other commanders, went on an advancement camp in Pasir Putih Resort, Kalumpang to complete their advancement merits.

Classroom session, how to make a camp fire
Classroom session, how to make a camp fire

Discovery Rangers having fun at the river group
Discovery Rangers having fun at the river group

Discovery Rangers having fun at the river
Discovery Rangers having fun at the river

Prior to the departure for camp, our Outpost Chaplain, Pastor Steven shared a devotional thought emphasizing the importance of teamwork amongst the campers and encouraged them to help each other. He later prayed for the safety of the camp.

The three day & two night camp with the theme “Alight” which is based on John 8:12 provided inspiration for the Rangers to complete their fire craft and lashing merits. Although most of them were first time campers, they managed well and also completed their tasks. Commander Chee Wah demonstrated the Imu Fire or cooking pit as an introduction to cooking their food. On the second day, lunch was prepared and delivered by Commander Stephanie and her ‘food truck’.

Enjoying marshmallows at the camp fire
Enjoying marshmallows at the camp fire

Food truck at camp
Food truck at camp

Meal time and only time to relax!
Meal time and only time to relax!

The Rangers not only managed to start their own fires, but had to maintain them by feeding wood when necessary. The Rangers were later assisted by the commanders in their lashing projects before taking a well deserved dip in the nearby river to cool off, under the supervision of the commanders.

On the second night, a council fire was held with some leaders arriving the scene dressed as ‘cavemen’. The skit depicted the ‘cavemen’ discovering fire and thus, found hope. Senior Commander Jason shared a devotion on Jesus Christ being the light in our lives which saw 7 Rangers responding to accept our Lord as their personal Saviour.

Queing up for breakfast 1 Queing up for breakfast 2 Queing up for breakfast 3
Queing up for breakfast

The objectives of the camp were met and the Discovery Rangers had many memorable moments during the camp. Most importantly, we learned that Jesus Christ is the hope and light in our lives. To God Be the Glory!

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