Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ampun Tuanku...

Maka tersebutlah kisah sekolah skautmaste dikunjungi oleh Tuanku Sultan Kedah untuk menyermpurnakan Hari Anugerah Cemerlang 2009. Sepanjang ketibban Tuanku, skautmaste amatlah tertekan bimbangkan kawalan kehormatan yang di bawah kawalan skautmaste masih lagi belum selesai.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Night Scouting...What scouting?????

Are you afraid of the dark? Most of us are at some time or other, though really, in Kulim nowadays, there is hardly ever any reason to be scared. If you were in some country strange to you, with a tiger, or a human enemy, looking for you--as the Chief Scout [Baden-Powell] has been often enough you might have some excuse for "getting the wind up," as we used to say during the Great War [World War I].

However, I don't suppose the Chief ever felt frightened, either of the enemy or of the dark, and there is no reason why you should be, if you set to work to train yourself the right way. Night Scouting is jolly good fun [sweet], and there are bags of ripping [phatt] games to play and things to do which will prepare you for facing real danger or difficulty in the dark at some time or other.

The practice of Night Scouting can be carried out first in the daytime, by blindfolding yourself or, indoors, just by covering the windows and putting out the light. Then it can be practiced, too, after about four o'clock on a winter evening; and later on by older Scouts, in the middle of the night with other Scouts, or alone.

You will be wise to take to Night Scouting in that order; first, blindfolded, or indoors with the lights out; next, early in the evening in autumn and winter; and, finally, later at night alone; and that is the order in which I intend to deal with the subject.

Patrol Leaders

And here I must say a few words to you Patrol Leaders and older fellows, who are never afraid of the dark, and perhaps already know the joys of lying up in a wood alone in the night, listening to the stirrings of birds and animals all round you. Remember always that little chaps [guys] and youngsters are often more than a bit scared of being by themselves in a dark room, let alone in a dark wood.

Any " funny stuff " with white sheets--or even the telling of ghost stories--may give them frightful scares or nightmares, which may be seriously harmful. Never play the fool with a youngster's nerves, but graduate your training so that he grows accustomed to darkness and the exaggerated noises of the night, and learns by experience that there is really nothing to be scared of in mere darkness.

Take the whole Patrol on your night games and practices at first, and never leave one of the kids alone in the dark until he has learned the rudiments of Night Scouting, and has faced and conquered his perfectly natural fear of the dark.

Now it is best to begin your Night Scouting in daytime, using your Troop scarves to blindfold yourselves. Or you can make some small black masks out of cloth wide enough just to cover the eyes, with tapes sewn on to tie round the head. See that the cloth is completely opaque, and that everyone is quite " blind " before you begin.

Blindfold Passing Relay

You can have a lot of fun with a Blindfold Passing Relay. Two Patrols or more may take part, if there are equal numbers of players in each Patrol. All are blindfolded, and stand in line, extended to two arms' length between each Scout in the Patrol. Beside the player at one end of each Patrol, is placed a chair on which sundry articles are put, identical for each team: a Scout hat, scarf, penny, clock or watch, matchbox, shoe; but nothing edged or sharp-pointed.

When the whistle blows, number one of each team starts passing the things, one at a time along the line, until all are collected by the player at the other end. The first team to have the whole lot at the other end, wins.

Any article dropped must be found by the player who last held it in his hand, by groping round; and no player may hold more than one article at a time. That means that if there is a hold-up in the line because of a dropped article, players must pass the remaining articles back again up their line, until word comes that the dropped article has been found and is on its way, when the passing of the others will be resumed.

Night Alarm Race

Here is another clubroom stunt which is worth practicing, and is also jolly good fun.

Each Patrol goes to its own corner of the room, and every Scout takes off his hat, scarf, belt, knife or whistle, lanyards, garters, stockings, and shoes. He lays them, with his staff, on the floor; and then he lies down flat alongside his own pile.

When everyone is ready, all lights are put out and the umpire blows his whistle. Immediately each Scout must get up, put on all his uniform and gear correctly, and fall in with his hat on and staff in hand, in his proper place in his Patrol, in line in its own corner. All this must be done without noise or talk. As soon as the PL knows his Patrol is complete and in line, he may call out " Curlews, alert! " and the umpire (with a small pocket lamp to guide him) notes which Patrol is first, and how many minutes it has taken.

Points are allotted as follows: a maximum of 20 points for each Patrol while in the dark, and the umpire deducts one point for each sound he hears from any Patrol Comer; and a maximum of 10 points for inspection after lights have been turned up, with one point deducted for each item wrongly or crookedly worn ; and a bonus Of 5 points for the first Patrol to be in line alert, 4 for the second Patrol, and so on.

Pengakap masih menten!!!!!

Setelah berlatih selama dua minggu, Pengakap Badlishah telah membuktikan bahawa mereka masih lagi merupakan pasukan yang berdaya saing dalam Petandingan Kawad Kaki. Skautmaste ingin mengucapkan tahniah kepada semua scouts yg memberi komitmen yang baik sepanjang latihan walaupun kita bermula agak lembab...

Selamat Hari Guru

Di blog ini skautmate ingin mengambil kesempatan untuk mengucapkan Selamat Hari Guru kepada semua warga SMK Jengka 21 terutama sekali kepada Jais Bauk, Mat Steroid, Jeff dan Ghaffar... rindu sangat kat kau orang ni..(Dok pi berkhemah lagi kat pantai??).. dan juga kpd semua warga SMKSB juga.... ingat POT LUCK kita nanti tu..wat banyak2...

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Ini adalah entri terakhir untuk KBM. Walaupun skautmaste tidak dapat bersama pada hari terakhir, tetapi mengikut awak-awak skautmaste, ramai pelajar tidak dapat lagi menahan rasa kekesalan di hati dan teresak-esak apabila bertemu ibu bapa mereka. Semoga semua peserta terus berusaha dalam memajukan potensi diri masing-masing.

Saturday, May 9, 2009


Semalam merupakan salah satu kemuncak acara KBM di mana para peserta diberi kesedaran tentang kasih sayang ibu bapa dan tanggungjawab seorang pelajar. Sesi Meniti Angin Malam ternyata menyebabkan minda para peserta kering kontang dengan rasa hiba dan kekesalan. Pada pagi, sesi penutup akan diadakan tetapi malangnya skautmaste tidak dapat menghadirkan diri kerana serangan lelah yang agak kronik melanda tubuh skautmaste yang longlai ini. Nampaknya jikalau keadaan begini berterusan terpaksalah skautmaste mengambil cuti lagi.... Dan sebelum skautmaste terlupa..3 sorakan untuk guru-guru sesi Petang yang sanggup mengorbankan masa dan tenaga untuk memastikan makanan dan minuman sentiasa mencukupi.. And to all my boy scouts..sorry boys..I can't make it today...keep on practising and always aim high in whatever u do......

Friday, May 8, 2009


Akhirnya program yang dirancang hasil daripada POst Mortem Peperiksaan yang lalu telah pun bermula. Sehingga masa blog in di update program tersebut sedang berlangsung dengan sesi Meniti Angin Malam. Program malam ini dijangka berlanjutan sehingga 3 pagi. Nampaknya semua peserta begitu bersemangat. Tetapi bukan semangant yang semua guru Sesi Petang ingin lihat di kalangan peserta tetapi perubahan sikap yang lebih positif terhadap pelajaran dan sahsiah para pelajar. Bagaimana skautmaste terkedu seketika apabila segerombolan peserta lelaki datang menyerbu untuk memohon maaf... skautmaste berhenti buat seketika kerana ingin bergegas ke sekolh untuk sesi malam ni walaupun badan skautmaste masih kus-kus akibat diserang virus selsema arkus baru-baru ni.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

EST exercise

Download the file and complete the assignment. Print and paste it in the Information Transfer exercise book. TQ

Basic Compass Reading

No matter the compass, one end of the needle always points North. On our mountaineering compasses, it is almost always the RED end, but its a good idea to test your compass before starting to use it.
If you are north of the equator, stand facing the sun around lunchtime. Whichever end of the needle points towards the sun is South and the end that points at you is North.
If you're 'down under' the North end points towards the sun and the South end points at you.

To read your compass,

  • Hold your compass steadily in your hand so the baseplate is level and the direction-of-travel arrow is pointing straight away from you.
  • Hold it about halfway between your face and waist in a comfortable arm position with your elbow bent and compass held close to your stomache.
  • Look down at the compass and see where the needle points.
    This compass is pointing due North (also 0 degrees)
    reading a compass pointing north
  • Turn your body while keeping the compass right in front of you.
  • Notice that as the compass rotates, the needle stays pointing the same direction.
  • Keep turning until the needle points East like the picture below, keeping the direction-of-travel arrow and North mark facing straight in front of you.
    This compass is pointing East (90 degrees)
    reading a compass pointing east
  • Important: This is a very common mistake! The compass needle is pointing towards East so I must be pointing East, right? No, no, no!
    To find my direction, I must turn the compass dial until the North mark and the "Orienting Arrow" are lined up with the North end of the needle. Then I can read the heading that is at the Index Pointer spot (the butt of the direction-of-travel arrow).
    Since the Orienting Arrow is usually two parallel lines on the floor of the compass housing, a good thing to memorize is:
    Now we know we are really heading West (270 degrees)
    reading a compass pointing west

Take a Bearing

By simply moving your compass with your body and using the N-E-S-W markings, you can get a good idea which way you are going. This is often all you need from your compass. But, you've probably noticed on your compass, there are also numbers and tiny lines. These represent the 360 degrees in a circle that surrounds you no matter where you are.
degrees on a compass

When you need to find your way from one particular place to another, you need to use these numbers to find out the bearing to that remote place. The direction you are going is called your heading. Heading and Bearing are pretty much the same thing. The image above is a heading of about 250 degress.

Using your compass, take a few bearings. Move your body until the direction-of-travel arrow points at the following items and then turn the dial until "RED is in the Shed". Then, read the bearing at the Index Pointer:

  • You computer screen: ____________ degrees
  • Your window: ____________ degrees
  • Your door: ____________ degrees
  • A lightswitch: ____________ degrees

Compass Reading Tips

Hold the compass level - if the compass is tilted, the needle will touch the clear lid and not move correctly.
  • Read the correct end of the needle.
  • Use common sense, such as knowing that if you are heading anywhere towards the sun, there's no way you can be heading north, northwest, or northeast.
  • Keep the compass away from metal objects - even a knife, flashlight, or keychain can cause a false reading if too close to the compass.

Saturday, May 2, 2009


To all my scouts, you all must be wondering about the term 'IMPEESA' as written in the masthead. The term 'IMPEESA' is actually reserved for our Chief Scout Lord Baden-Powell.

"The Wolf Who Never Sleeps"

‘In the Matabele War 1896-97,’ he claims, ‘the enemy called me "The Wolf".’ According to Boehmer, however, the meaning of his ‘African name’, ‘Impeesa’ or impisi, is closer to ‘the animal that skulks by night’: in other words, the hyena.

In 1887 we find BP in Africa, taking part in the campaigns against Zulus, and later against the fierce tribes of Ashanti and the savage Matabele warriors. The natives feared him so much that they gave him the name of "Impeesa", the "wolf-that-never-sleeps", because of his courage and amazing tracking abilities.

Friday, May 1, 2009


Berasal dari Negeri Sembilan, Mas nama sebonarnya tapi gelaran di rumah adalah Bibit memandangkan isteri skautmaste terpaksa mengasuh 4 orang anak jantan kecik dan sorang anak jantan bosar. Anak sulong bernama Luqman, Angah nama Imam, Achik namanya Khaizuran dan yang kecik adalah Miqdad... Wasiat skautmaste..semua anak mesti jadi scout kalau tak 'take a hike'..........


Selama 15 tahun skautmaste bersama senang dan susah dengan Pengakap MARAN. Kenangan bersama semua scoutmaster dan scouts sepanjang berpengakap bersama amat dirindui sekali. Kepada Pak Raden, terimakasih kerana menjadi sahabat Pengakap yang sejati. Kepada Mat Shah, awok adalah Penyelaras KoKo PPD terbaik seantero.... Kepada Azli..banyak pengalaman kita berdua sebagai jurulatih kawad kaki...jatuh bangun kita bersama Pengakap MARAN sentiasa terpahat di hati skautmaste. Pak Jo (Raja Declare)..aku tak de senang lah kau titik geng kita ye!!!.. Kepada Ustaz Hassan...bila nak pi Sulawesi Selatan (SulSel)..Kepada Marzuki...berhentilah kutip barang-barang Pengakap. Dan ramai lagi kawe-kawe yang skautmaste anggap macam saudara kandung sendiri.. Sebak hati skautmaste bla mengenangkan pahit maung bersama...


Rakaman sepanjang Pertandingan Kawad Kaki SMK Sultan Badlishah


Pertandingan Kawad Kaki SMK Sultan Badlishah telah berlangsung selama 2 hari bermula dari 29 hingga 30 April 2009. Sebanyak 9 pasukan kawad kaki telah mengambil bahagian. Ternyata semua pasukan cuba memberi persembahan yang mantap tetapi seperti kebiasaan ada pasukan yang mantap dan ada yang KURANG mantap.