Groups:Raffles 02 Scout Group

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Raffles 02 Scout Group
Location Singapore
Country Singapore
Continent Asia
Date Founded 1922
Website [1]

The 02 Raffles Scout Group is the oldest and a prominent Scout Group in Singapore. Located in the Central Area under The Singapore Scout Association, it is based in Raffles Institution.

History

The 02 Raffles Scout Group was founded on the 8th of February 1922. Then called the Second Singapore Scout Troop, it was the first land troop to be formed. Raffles Institution spearheaded Scouting in schools by being the first school in Singapore to establish a Scout troop as the Headmaster then, DA Bishop, wanted to broaden the co-curricular programme. 02 became the oldest surviving scout troop after the First Singapore Scout Troop disbanded.

Since its establishment, 02 has dominated scouting competitions. The most outstanding achievement came when a Senior Patrol Leader of the group earned the Old Rafflesian Character Award, a rare honour. Two 02 scouts won the Queen's Scholarship in the years 1956 and 1957. They were Dr. Mah Guan Kong and Professor Lim Pin respectively. After 86 years, 02 is still going strong, and has been awarded the Frank Cooper Sands Award (Gold) for both the Scout and Venture units for 4 consecutive years since 2004. The strong and supportive alumni include Singapore's Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, Professor Tommy Koh, and Dr Tan Cheng Bok. In year 2007, more than 200 old boys gathered at the 85th anniversary gala dinner.

Present

The current membership stands at 84, including both scouts and ventures ranging between 13 and 18 years of age. Within the scout unit, boys are grouped into 6 patrols, namely Dolphin, Orca, Shark, Lion, Panther, and Tiger. Ventures operate as a separate unit with the older scouts returning to train the scout unit as Training Team members.

Awards

Year Achievement Description
2006 Frank Cooper Sands Award Gold (Scout Unit & Venture Unit)
Chief Scout's Commendation Award Mrs Ng Hoon Hoon
Chief Commissioner’s Award Nathan Tan, Tan Chong Min
2007 Frank Cooper Sands Award Gold (Scout Unit & Venture Unit)
President's Scout Award Gerard Lim Dao Ming
Hillary Challenge Tan Koon Chong, Gabriel Tan Thuan Liang
2008 Frank Cooper Sands Award Gold (Scout Unit & Venture Unit)
Central Area Orienteering Competition Scouts Section - Gold (Jonathan Wah, Justin Foo), Silver (Lim Hui Kiat, Nicholas Eu)
Central Area Orienteering Competition Ventures Section - Gold (Koa Quan Wei, Edwin Thong), Bronze (He Kangrui, Ko Mingjun)
Central Area Scoutlore Quest - Quiz Scout Section (Gold), Venture (Silver)
Central Area Scoutlore Quest - Static Display Scout Section (Gold, Silver), Venture (Bronze)
National Patrol Camp 2008 Gold Award

See also