Wednesday, February 18, 2009


A few years ago, I went back to visit my alma mater in Taiping. Subconsciously, a missing icon triggered my memories of the past. I noticed, the round roof scout den was no longer at the corner of the school field. I enquired and was told that, the structure was infested by termites and was demolished. In their wisdom, the school authority never rebuild the scout den, probably due to lack of funds. I left the school field on that day to carry on with my usual activities of visiting my hometown. I did not realized, a little corner of my heart has been chipped off, and a little memories of the way we were that still remained within me is slowly being erased by the trial of times.

I recalled, during my teenage years, where there were no electronic games and internet, scouting is one of those activities I enjoy most. Most of the happy days I had in those teenage years are, without doubt, involved with scouting activities. Scouting has taught me to become and independent person, capable to appreciate the natural habitat surrounding me, and indoctrinated me with the physical and mental strengths to adapt and survive. I am what I am today, partly, I owed it to scouting activities during my character formation years in Taiping.

This morning, I woke up to the realization that, the missing icon – the scout den, still haunts me. The emptiness of what what used to be something within me is an unexplainable sensations of emotions. As I approach the destination of my sentimental journey, and before my candle is blown off, I realized, perhaps, to ease those haunting emptiness, and to pay back what I reaped in my youth, I must do something to replaced the scout den which was demolished some years back. In another words, I must initiate some actions to rebuild the scout den for the school children. So that at the end of the day, I can ease out in contentment that I did my part to restore what was once there.

There used to be an avenue for me to be there, now that the avenue was no longer there, I must now contribute to rebuild it, and hopefully, those come after me, will continue to defend it, so that others that come later will have an avenue to be there in the future.

I was a Scout, and I was trained to be always ready in mind and body to realize my wish and objective. Okay, for the next few months, I will work towards the objective of making this simple wish of mine a reality. I will, and I know, I can.



hoon said...

Phillipian 4:9 "God of Peace will be with you". Luke 18:27 the things that are impoosible with men are possible with God!

hoon said...

Isaiah 41:13
For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.