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.
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’.
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
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!
The Discovery Training Camp was held as part of the Rangers programme in conjunction with Church Camp 2015.
The goal of the DTC is to give Rangers an opportunity to experience leadership and teamwork.
The 20 Rangers that attended DTC were divided into 3 team patrols and were required to create patrol songs, yells and flags as a group.
The level of teamwork displayed was amazing as the children rose to the challenge to complete the patrol tasks; some even took the initiative to meet before breakfast and sit together during meal times to practice their songs and yells.
Everyday duties were rotated among patrol members so each ranger received a chance to serve either as a patrol leader or quartermaster or scribe.
The Rangers also participated in Olympic Games and class activities that were designed to teach teamwork and objective principles like making right decisions and punctuality.
The highlight was the council of fire held on the last night of camp. This is the time the patrols presented their songs and yells and skits they have prepared.
During the campfire, Chaplain Pastor Steven Kum shared a devotion about how a nice car may look good on the outside but without fuel, it will not run. Similarly having medals and merits will look good on the outside but without the Holy Spirit we cannot run the Christian life.
By the end of the camp, the patrol teams had done well in their teamwork and leadership and this was reflected in the hard work and dedication they had put together during the 3 days.
This effort was reflected in each of the 3 patrol teams all receiving the Gold Medal of Excellence from the Camp Commander which they proudly could display on their patrol banner.
The Adventure Rangers organized a camp at Sungai Congkak, Hulu Langat, Selangor. The theme for this camp was “Let’s GEM (Garner Eternal Material) for GLORY” taken from Matthew 6:19-20. A total of 34 Rangers & Commanders attended the camp.
On November 25, 12 Adventure Ranger boys and 2 Adventure Ranger girls went to Pasir Puteh Resort, Kalumpang Resort and Training Centre by vans. All the rangers were expecting to do something fun. Our theme for this camp was “Ready for Anything” (Matthew 24:44).
The Royal Rangers Annual Camp was held on 21 – 23 August 2008 at the Sungai Congkak Recreational Forest in Hulu Langat, Selangor. The camp, themed “Reaction”, challenged us to respond to situations and events in a way that reflected God.
Associate Pastor David Seah sharing the devotion around the campfire on the first night (above). Lots of fun games and activities for the Rangers include camp craft, mountain biking and hiking (below).
On the first day, after being split into patrols and a brief orientation, we had activities that were based on teamwork. Working together as a patrol, we were able accomplish difficult tasks. During the Council of Fire that evening, we had Associate Pastor David Seah speak to us on the consequences of our “Reaction”. The evening ended with a scrumptious BBQ.
The next day the camp was buzzing with activities; the Discovery Rangers were busy learning camp craft, the Adventure Rangers were packing up their tents and belongings to go on their 10km backpacking trip to Sungai Perdik, and the Expedition Rangers were checking their bikes and gear before heading off on our mountain bike ride.
On the third day, we packed up the campsite and headed to the entrance of the park to await the return of the Adventure Rangers from their backpacking trip. Everyone thoroughly enjoy the camp and went home having learnt many lessons.