Royal Rangers Selangor #6

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary Day Trip!

On the 5th of June, on a bright and clear Saturday morning, the Adventure Rangers of Selangor #6 organized a day trip to Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, for a day of fun-filled adventure and outdoor activities. There were many excited faces that day and all of us did not know what kind of suprises were waiting for us. There was plenty of hiking, eating and lots of leech bites. The highlight of the day was the Elephant rides.

A total of 17 Adventure Rangers and 6 leaders attended this day trip and we're glad to say that everyone had a fantastic time bonding and going thru the day's activities together. All of us gathered in church at 7am and before leaving in 2 vans, were divided into 2 patrols (Gajah Biru patrol and Gajah Putih patrol). They were asked to make a report about the whole trip from the beginning till the end.

We left church at 7:30am and reached the elephant sanctuary at 10:30am. The 1st activity of the day was feeding the elephants . The rangers took the opportunity to feed the elephants sugar cane and touch the elephant's trunk . After feeding the elephants, the next activity was the elephant rides. For all the rangers, this is the 1st time riding an elephant. They were excited indeed.

Next on the agenda was jungle trekking. It was a hike trough rugged terrain, through mud, and finally had to cross a river to reach our destination which was the Deer Farm. As we were hiking, the group suddenly broke into 2. As the 1st group was fast, and got separated from the 2nd group. The 2nd group had to wait for them as the guide went to search for the 1st team.

We had hiked for almost 3 hours. We were so tired at the end of the jungle trekking. Many of us also had leech bites on our legs. After washing up and changing into fresh clothes, we finally had time to sit down and have our lunch and snacks. After a group photo, we left at 5:30pm and as we were coming home, we got caught in a terrible traffic jam for 2 hours. We stopped at McDonalds in Subang Jaya for dinner...a treat from the commanders. With our bellies full, we finally reached home at 10pm.

Gathered at church at 7am. 17 rangers and 6 leaders present!

The entrance of the Elephant Sanctuary

Gajah...masuk baris!

He's looking at you. Try coming nearer if you like..

Feeding time! Gimme' some sugarcane...

Ranger Matthias and Calvin on the elephant!

Let me teach you the elephant walk...

Rangers Scott and Kenneth feeling how's it like riding an elephant...
Off for our jungle trekking. 11.30am

The difficult terrain that was before us!

What's holding up the traffic? Mud is good for my feet. U don't say..

The rugged jungle...

Foot-long millipede!

A huge tree trunk that the rangers had to climb to reach the top.

Rangers climbing over a fallen tree trunk!

The river that the rangers had to cross to get to other side.

Extra large toilets! Be careful who/what you step on inside...:)

Final group picture before leaving for home. Look at all the happy faces. We truly enjoyed ourselves!!

We look forward to have you join us for the next exciting adventure that's coming up! God bless and have a great weekend...

Report submitted by,

Cmdr. Jason Ponniah
Group Commander
Adventure Boys Sel #6

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

JTC 2010 - We Made It!

Well, what can I say...

18 rangers from Selangor #6 attended the recently concluded National Junior Training Camp. They went through tough times, experienced fatigue like never before, constantly rushing to complete their projects, stayed together as a patrol and lived as a unit, suffered together and triumphed as a group...and emerged from this camp as young men and women, the leaders of today and the future!

From all of us here in Selangor #6, we salute each and everyone of the 88 JTC trainees who successfully completed the JTC training program! Congratulations, and may you continue to mentor and lead many others in the footsteps of Christ! Keep the RR flag flying high...

RR Sel #6 JTC Graduates, together with trainers from Sel #6!!

Michelle Lee, Debbie, Carissa, Casovia, Trisha, Dorothy, Michelle Chan, Yuan Qi, Krystal, Cherine, Kim Woon, Peter, Leonard, Cmdr Jason, Kim Fat, Lucas, David, Joshua, Matt, Jojo, Kenneth, Cmdr Eric, Pas Gideon & Cmdr Reuben!

Super Seladang Patrol! Patrol Advisor - Cmdr Thomas Wong

Penyu-nique Patrol, with Patrol Advisor Cmdr Eric Teh!

Cool Orang Utan with Patrol Advisor - Pas. Gideon Lee

Peet! Peet! It's the Pero2 Kancil Patrol with Patrol Advisor Cmdr Reuben!

Royal Harimau Patrol! Patrol Advisor - Cmdr Terence Ooi

Mighty Gajah Patrol! Patrol Advisor - Cmdr. Jason!

OMG Enggang Patrol! Patrol Advisor - Cmdr. Theresa!

Beruang Madu Hebat Patrol, with Patrol Advisor - Cmdr. Kwang Yew!

Congratulations to all 88 JTC graduates, and well done to the team of 12 camp staff and trainers!

We look forward to the next National Training program with much excitement and enthusiasm! God bless, keep in touch and continue to be a blessing to the nation!

Friday, July 02, 2010

Ranger Kids Day Camp 2010!

Good morning Rangers and friends!!

For all those out there within the age of 5-8 yrs old (and if you have a little bro/sis who falls within this age group), this camp is especially for you! Listen up, kids!!

Theme: Ole Ole Football
Date: 3rd July 2010
Time: 8am - 4pm

Do come prepared for a great time of sports and learning activities and water games!! It's gonna' be a blast, so do come and join us for this! Time to soak up the sun ;)

See ya, kiddos!