18th December 2009

Campfire Work Camp 2@MBSSKL starts at 9 am. The morning was largely devoted to rehearsing of the Zulu dance and planning of sketch by the boy scouts.

IMG_0120

Practicing Julu Dance

There were discussions and practices with a few slots of relax-yourselves-period. At about 5 pm, we played a game. The game is consisted of two groups which will compete against each other. Participants of each team hold a straw in their mouths and pass a single rubber band to each other using only the straw held in the mouth. If the rubber band drops, the team will have the length of their straws deducted. This game continues till whichever team has such short length of straw till it is impossible to play anymore. To start, each team sends a person to answer any question. The person who answered wrongly has to have his team start the game. Right after that, I cannot remember what happened but the activities following after included Zulu and Hakka dance in the rain, topless. Dinner was an unhealthy meal with too much oyster sauce in the cabbages. We could only taste oyster sauce and saltiness…special credits to Great Chefs of Boy Scouts. Materials preparation for the Zulu dance which includes the garlands, headband and hand band, started at evening, and all was going fine till we went out of materials.

Making of Julu garlands

Making of Julu garlands

Heng Yuen taught a new song, Green Grow the Rushes Ho. Twelve people were selected to sing the song. It was to be one of the round songs during tomorrow’s campfire. Few people sang like ….you-know-how. Voon Keong and William did the next day’s schedule. As it was raining, there were no night games. Lights out at 2 am

.

19th December 2009

Morning alarm set at 8.00 am, but many were already awaked by 7.30 am. We had a breakfast of bread, eggs, fried mackerel with salted black beans and tuna! Here, I encountered some weird beings that stuffed eggs, mackerel, salted black beans and tuna together…and eat them. I tried it and it tasted horrible, not to mention the oily fishy smell that clashes sickly with the tasteless egg. Next, we all went to the courtyard to do some practices on our performances. We also practiced singing round songs. Among them are Ging Gang Gooli, The Night is Young, D’ Old Folks at Home, Green Grow the Rushes Ho, My Grandfather’s Clock and the last 6 songs, namely Wish Me Luck, Good Night Brothers, Maori Farewell, Auld Lang Syne, Scouting Friendship and Taps. After that, some boys cooked lunch while the others prepared the materials for the Zulu dance. Those involved in the sketch did their rehearsal. The full rehearsal planned at 3.00 pm was delayed till 5 pm, and excludes the Hakka dance. Right after that, setup and preparations started. Chairs and the PA system were brought to the courtyard. Firewood was found and chopped.

Preparing the fire

Preparing the fire

After that, the boy scouts went to cook fried rice for dinner. Wing Wey’s father brought curry puffs, rolls and tarts for supper. Soon, the campfire starts with Four Torch Bearers, Een-Gon-Yama and the opening songs(Blaze Away, Keep the Home Fires Burning, There’s A Long Long Trail, She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain, Working on the Railroad, A Bear Went Over the Mountain, I’ve Got Sixpence and There’s Where My Money Goes).

Lighting of Fire

Lighting of Fire

This was followed by Hakka from the Rovers and seniors, round songs and a game called Blow Wind, Blow! It was a really fun game that most of us had played since childhood and Gary always got to stand in the middle! After that was the Zulu dance by the Boy Scouts and the Rhythm of the Island.

Julu dance

Julu dance

Soon, the campfire ends with the last 6 songs and supper. Delicious supper…and I can’t stop thinking about the rolls…After that, everyone helped to clean up the courtyard and the scout den. Nearly none of us is staying the night and everyone’s packing. Some leftover foods are taken back.

Thanks to those who attended this camp. May the next campfire be merrier and bring more glory to 10th KL.

Click here to visit our Gallery.

.

Advertisements