THE just concluded third National Level Scouting Skills Competition organised by the Shiang Yang Scout Troup Bercham drew huge participation from all over the country.
Held in conjunction with its first International Level Scouting Skills Competition at the Bercham Recreation Park in Ipoh, the 1,647 scouts and girl guides who took part included those from Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and Brunei.
Emerging as overall champion was the SM Hin Hua contingent from Klang with the Osaka Boy Scout Council contingent getting the Best Supporting Award.
The Best Discipline Award went to the SMJK Hua Lian contingent from Taiping while the Best Commander Award was given to SMK Bukit Mewah from Seremban.
Shiang Yang Scout Troop honorary secretary Voon Yeow Hong said the participants took part in 11 competitions in total.
The champions in each category were SMJK Yuk Choy Ipoh (cooking); Penang Free School (dance); Kelana A Georgetown (short drama); and SMK Convent Greenlane Georgetown (costume design).
Meanwhile, SM Hin Hua Klang emerged tops in the backwoods cooking competition, pioneering project model competition, semophore and Morse code competition, knot and lashing competition, and commando obstacle (female category) competition.
SMK Bukit Mewah Seremban won in the foot drills, commando obstacle (male category) and first aid competitions.