By SAM CHEONG (From TheStar)
OLD boys and the present-day Boy Scouts of Kuala Lumpur’s Victoria Institution revelled in nostalgia as they celebrated 100 years of scouting in a trip down memory lane recently.
Held at the Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur Hotel’s ballroom, some 300 people attended the event.
One of the main aim of the centenary celebrations, which began on July 17 with a parent’s campfire in Victoria Institution, was to raise funds to build a new Scout den.
Event patron Tan Sri Kamarul Ariffin Mohd Yasin who was a former VI Scout himself, expressed appreciation to the school’s principal Maslan Buniran, event committee, parents and teachers association including the VI Scouting alumni for pledging donations to construct a new den.
Also present at the event were Tan Sri Majid Ismail, pioneer member of the second Selangor scout troop founded in VI, Bangsar district commissioner Kenneth Soh and former Scouts from the 50’s-90’s.
The Victoria Institution Scout Centenary Celebrations organising chairman Zaharuddin Zabir said RM220,000 was collected through sale of dinner tables and pledges by the VI Scouting alumni.