The Guides Club and Foxlease Training Camp
Among the many clubs in the College was the Guides Club under the charge of Miss R Bethel. We had meetings and discussions of being Guiders as some of us upon return to our mother country might become teachers-in-charge of the Girl Guides movement in the schools. Occasionally we had talks given by guest speakers like Miss Lockwood Bruce, our Divisional Commissioner.
Having been a Brownie in the Primary School and a Girl Guide in the Secondary School,
it was a natural choice for me to join the club.
The club was larger in 1960 as there were members from the batches of 1959/60 and 1960/61.
But in 1961 after the seniors left the club was
almost halved. We were the last batch of students (referred to as the babies of
the College) to have our training in
Sitting from left: Zawiyah Othman, Lau/Low Sau San (Secretary),
Aminah bt Md. Noor ( President), Miss R Bethel (Advisor),
Nellie Ong Suan See (Treasurer), Hamsiah Abdul Hamid
Standing from left: Poon Marn Ching, Jemala Verny, Rokiah Yusof, Cheah Bee Lin,
(Thanks to Mary and Aminah for helping me to recall some names)
In May 1961 a number of us including Mary Siow, Poon Marn
Ching, Ho Soo See, Cheah Bee Lin and myself attended a short course at the Foxlease Training Camp. We travelled to Foxlease,
Foxlease is a training and activity centre
of Girlguiding in the
Our course consisted of knowing the history of guiding, organising activities in meetings,
setting up of
tents and gadgets, etc in camps. We were in the company of other guiders
From left: Mary, Soo See, Sau San and Marn Ching
From left: Soo See, Bee Lin and Sau San with guiders from other countries
It was a beneficial, interesting and enjoyable experience in Guiders Training for all of us who had the opportunity to be there.
Lau Sau San alias Low Sau San