28th May to 1st May 2007
Fraser’s Hill has been a favourite place for 10th KL through the years. Considered a relatively crime free area, the scouters have often selected the hill for proximity to Kuala Lumpur.
We were asked by the Fraser’s Hill local conservation society, Fraser’s Hill Environmentally Sustainable Heritage (FRESH) to participate in this upgrade together with Troop 818 of the International School of Kuala Lumpur. We took this opportunity to see how scouts on another administration, the Boy Scouts of America, partake in the scouting game.
After the upgrade, the sign below was erected at the entrance of Hemmant Trail on the Fraser’s Hill Mosque end.
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The form 5 Rovers represented 10th Group [click to enlarge]
Back row from left: Foong Wing Luo, Chong Keh Bin, Lee Seng Hang, Shim Man Jung, Sing Chun Mun, Dennis Mak, Wan Heng Yuen
Front row from left: Leong Chi Hoe, Szeto, David Lim , Phua Wei Keat, Choo Wai Kien, Wan Wei Liam
The boys of Troop 818 were friendly, shared our food (and we shared their’s) and campfires. They were less formal than us.
We had a lovely campsite at the wood ball course.
Scouters Colin Helmer (Troop 818) and Wan Heng Yuen (10th Group)
The boys preparing the campfire circle
We did not work alone, there were the boys and scouters of Troop 818 and the local Fraser’s Hill people who joined us
Materials were carried into the forest.
Ropes went in for hand holds on the steep slope
Timber and cement was next.
The local people joined us on the trail. Ayob at the concrete mix.
Martin Rushworth, a parent of one of the boys in Troop 818 carried bags of sand and stones into the jungle.
Old bridges were removed.
New bridges were built across waterways.
Old timber posts for rope hand holds were replaced.
Huts were repaired and painted.
There was time to rest too.
The job is completed, the two scoutmasters, Colin Helmer and Wan Heng Yuen congatulate each other, watched by Mr. Sanadure (FRESH president) and Mrs Carell Cheng (WWF-Malaysia education officer)
Wan Wei Liam, Leong Chi Hoe and David Lim
David Lim, peeking, on the lookout for the bus.