Scouts and Guides

Guides

The Synod Guide Unit was introduced in Synod Higher Secondary School which was then known as High School in the year 1990 with a flock of Bulbuls, after I was sent for the training as a Flock Leader at the State Headquarter. Synod Bulbuls are small children between the age group of 6-10 years. There were altogether 39 children who joined and enrolled themselves as Bulbuls. As they were very young the Bulbuls looked cute in their blue overall and with a white scarf They were able to bring laurels to the Unit and to the School as a whole by being awarded the ‘Best Team at the State Level Bulbul Utsav (festivals which was held at Garrison Ground Shillong. They also participated in the Flock Singing and Dancing Competition held at Pine Mount School Hall and was awarded the 2nd prize. The Bulbuls took part in celebrating the Thinking Day’ and World Brotherhood Day which we use to celebrate every year on the 22nd February, by cleaning the School and visited the Children’s Ward at Dr. H Gordon Roberts Hospital, formally known as the Welsh Mission, Hospital Jaiaw, Shillong. They also took part in the centennials celebration of the KJP Girl’s High School by giving the Grand Salute, Soon it was time for them to fly to the Guide Section, but unfortunately they have nowhere to fly as the School had not been able to set up the Guide Unit Later on when the School had been upgraded to the Higher Secondary Level, the former Headmistress (L) G E Rangad suggested that a Guide Unit be set up in the School. After completing my Basic Training as a Guide Captain at the State Headquarter, the Guide Unit which is between the age group of 10- 16 years was introduced in the School. As a Unit we participated in various programmes like the ‘Cleaning Drive at Police Bazar area organized by the State Headquarter, ‘Cleaning Drive at Motphran on the Meghalaya Day, organized by the Shillong Municipal Board. They took part in the Meghalaya Day Celebration Parade at Polo Ground and also in the Independence Day Parade. They attended the Civil Defense Training where they learnt how to help themselves and others as well. They were able to help the Supervisors in different Centres in the I Pulse Polio Immunization Programme Some of the Guides from the Unit were selected to participate National events as members of the Meghalaya Contingent. They were Emily Langstieh who participated in the 15th national Jamboree (Get Together) held at Haredwar (Uttaranchal), Nadia Joanna VWahlang participated in the 4th North Eastern Regional Jabboree held in the State at Pine Mount School, Shillong,Ibanridor Kharbuli and Banrihun Wankhar participated in the National Standard Judging Camp held at NYC, Gadpurl (Delhi). Another event was the National Integration Camp which was held at the National Training Centre, Pachmarhi, Madya Pradesh was participated by Wandashisha Nongneng and Nazareen Nongneng. Ibadondor Kharbuli and Wandashisha Nongneng participated in the National Level Trekking cum Nature Study Programme, held at Kurseong, Darjeeling. The Regional Level Trekking cum Nature Study Programme which was held at Kohima, Nagaland was participated by lbadari Kurbah and Welberibelin. As a Unit, we had taken up projects on ‘Cleaning and Awareness Campaign’ at Civil Hospital Shillong and Dr. H Gordon Robert’s Hospital, Jaiaw, Shillong. A signboard on Dos and Don’ts was handed to the Matron Civil Hospital Shillong and to the Medical Superintendent Dr. H Gordon Robert’s I Pulse Polio Immunization Programme Some of the Guides from the Unit were selected to participate National events as members of the Meghalaya Contingent. They were Emily Langstieh who participated in the 15th national Jamboree (Get Together) held at Haredwar (Uttaranchal), Nadia Joanna VWahlang participated in the 4th North Eastern Regional Jabboree held in the State at Pine Mount School, Shillong,Ibanridor Kharbuli and Banrihun Wankhar participated in the National Standard Judging Camp held at NYC, Gadpurl (Delhi). Another event was the National Integration Camp which was held at the National Training Centre, Pachmarhi, Madya Pradesh was participated by Wandashisha Nongneng and Nazareen Nongneng. Ibadondor Kharbuli and Wandashisha Nongneng participated in the National Level Trekking cum Nature Study Programme, held at Kurseong, Darjeeling. The Regional Level Trekking cum Nature Study Programme which was held at Kohima, Nagaland was participated by lbadari Kurbah and Welberibelin. As a Unit, we had taken up projects on ‘Cleaning and Awareness Campaign’ at Civil Hospital Shillong and Dr. H Gordon Robert’s Hospital, Jaiaw, Shillong. A signboard on Dos and Don’ts was handed to the Matron Civil Hospital Shillong and to the Medical Superintendant Dr. H Gordon Robert’s Hospital, Jaiaw, Shillong. Another project was the preservation of Greenery and Beautifying” of a plot allotted to our Unit at Mattilang Amusement Park. We also attended the 5th Anniversary when Mr. Conrad Sangma, the former Tourism minister inaugurated the extended plot of Mattilang Multipurpose Development and Welfare Organisation. Being hardworking, the Guides proved themselves to be good: both in studies and in guiding as well. They have brought joy and pride to the Unit and the School as a whole by achieving the Rajya Puraskar Award (Governor’s Award) and the Rashtrapati Award (The Prestigious President’s Award). To earn these awards, they have to complete various proficiency badges according to the Syllabus like the Child Nurse Laundress, Community Worker, Campier, Hiker, etc. I am very proud that 16 Guides have received the Rajya Puraskar Award (Governor’s Award) and 3 Guides have received the Rashtrapati Award (The Prestigious President’s Award).

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