TEENAGERS should get involved in activities, which will help deve-lop their mental and physical capabilities while promoting a healthy lifestyle, an assemblyman said.
Air Itam assemblyman Cheang Chee Gooi said activities which involved strenuous physical and mental exertion would develop a person’s character and help to build positive traits such as comradeship, integrity and team spirit.
He said Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) and Jamboree On the Internet (JOTI) were among such activities as participants were given various tasks to com- plete.
Cheang, who represented Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, said this to newsmen after launching the Scouts Asso-ciation of Malaysia, Penang’s 50th JOTA and 11th (JOTI) re- cently.
Also present were organising chairman Rozhan Yahaya and state Scouts Commissioner Zul-kapli Kamarudin.
More than 250 Scouts, Girl Guides and cub Scouts from seven schools in Penang participated in the three-day event held at the SK St Xaviers’ grounds in Jalan La Salle.
JOTI is an international scout meeting on the Internet and is an official event of the World Organisation of the Scout Move-ment.
It is held in October and thousands of Scouts from all over the world meet and com- municate with each other over the Internet.
JOTI is combined with the JOTA, an event where Scouts can communicate with each other over amateur radio (ham radio) frequencies.
Cheang said the event pro- vided the opportunity for Scouts to become friends with their counterparts in other countries.
Source : TheStar.com.my