The Scout Masters And Teacher Advisors

by Loh Kok Kin


he relationship between the V.I. Scout Master and his (or her) charges has changed over the years. From 1910, SMís were active in guiding the Scouts in various skills, helping supervise parades, and overseeing the organising of excursions and camps. Leading the list is SM Mr W.C.A. Dainton, who accepted Mr Shawís call to lead the pioneer batch of Scouts, not just of the V.I., but of Malaya. Mr Dainton was also known as an excellent goalkeeper. Over the years, the V.I. SMís were highly recognised among the Troops of other schools, evidence being that a number of these SMís held posts like Assistant District Commissioner. In fact, at one stage, the Chief Commissioner of Scouts for Malaya was a Scout Master of the V.I. Ė CC Mr E.M.F. Payne served as the V.I. Headmaster in 1949-1952 while being Chief Commissioner, and the V.I. Rover Scout Leader. And there have been an array of achievements by other V.I. Scout Masters: SM Mr Chin Peng Lam was the youngest Woodbadger ever in Malaya when he was awarded the qualification in 1951/1952, ADC Mr T. Ramachandran was appointed as District Rover Leader in 1950. Winding back the clock, ADC Mr Mohd Ameen Akbar (one of the first Scouts of the inaugural V.I. Troop, who continued serving the V.I. and Selangor Scout movement after leaving school) was awarded with the Bar to the Medal of Merit by Lord Baden-Powell himself.

Many V.I. Scout Masters have also been former V.I. Scouts themselves. The likes of ADC Mr Mohd Ameen Akbar has been mentioned above. Another who followed in his footsteps was SM Mr Choong Wan Chan, the first King Scout of the V.I. and Kuala Lumpur. Later came figures such as SM Mr C. Ganasalingam (Second Selangor Scout in the late 1930ís), SM Mr Chin Peng Lam (Fourth KL Scout in the late 1940ís), GSM Mr Chan Bing Fai (Second KL Scout in the late 1940ís) and ADC Mr Wong Peng Kong (Fourth KL Troop Leader in the late 1940ís). In the 1960ís, there were the former First KL King Scouts, such as SM Mr Yap Peng Lee and SM Mr Liew Kon Swee, who returned to become SM the year after they had left school. And on top of that, there were many more former Scouts who had returned to the V.I. Scout movement after leaving school in order to serve in positions such as ASM; and it has been near impossible to track all of these. But the lesson remains: the return of former V.I. Scouts ensures that their high standards of Scouting abilities can be passed on to their charges. And there is, of course, greater loyalty and dedication among the ex-V.I. Scouts.

Around the 1950ís, there was a shortage of Scout Masters and this increased the pressure on the student Scouts to lead the Troops. This trend continued into the 1960ís and by the time the 1970ís arrived, the V.I. Scouts had established sufficient traditions to be virtually fully dependent on student leadership. Thus, teachers from the late 1960ís onwards have tended towards advisory capacities, with certain exceptions such as ASC Mr Sharudin Abdul Hadi and Miss Shanti Purushothman. The term ĎTeacher Advisorí became a more appropriate description of the teachers who took charge of the Troops. Of course, it is impossible to pinpoint exactly when such a change of roles occurred. So in compiling this list of names, discretion has been exercised, though hopefully not unreasonably so. The main justification relates to the creation of the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur in 1974. The Troops became registered under the KL Bandar district, giving them the names of First KL Bandar Group and Second KL Bandar Group. So the school, instead of allocating teachers for each Troop (Boy Scout and Seniors) within each Group, henceforth allocated teachers to supervise the Groups as whole entities. As a result, the teachers must have started seeing their role as general coordinators, and hence as ĎTeacher Advisorsí. This list marks that change by not including the title ĎSMí in front of their names.

Paying tribute where tribute is due, the following is a compilation of names of those Scout Masters who have over the many years, sacrificed time and effort in helping to make the V.I. Scout movement what it is today.


YEARS

     TROOP

          NAME

  1910

First Selangor

SM Mr W.C.A. Dainton

 

First Selangor

SM Mr Goodman Ambler

1911/ 1912

First Selangor

SM Lieutenant George Barber

Circa 1913

First Selangor

SM Mr C.G. Coleman

Mid 1910ís

First Selangor

SM Mr M Wheatley

1921-1925

First Selangor

SM Mr E.S. Redfearn

  1925

First Selangor

DSM Mr Mohamed Ameen Akbar

 

Second Selangor

SM Mr N. Sundarajalu

 

Third Selangor

SM Mr Ganga Singh

 

Fourth Selangor

SM Mr Choong Wan Chan

  1926

First Selangor

Mr A.R. England

 

First Selangor

Mr A.L. Foenander

 

Second Selangor

SM Mr N. Sundarajalu

 

Third Selangor

SM Mr Ganga Singh

 

Fourth Selangor

SM Mr Choong Wan Chan

  1928

V.I. Scout Master in charge

DSM Mr Ganga Singh

 

First Selangor

Mr A.L Foenander

 

Second Selangor

Mr Sapuran Singh

 

Third Selangor

Mr Loke Yu Seong

 

Fourth Selangor

Mr Goh Keng Kwee

1929-1931

First Selangor

DSM Mr Ganga Singh

 

First Selangor

SM Mr Goh Keng Kwee

  1932

First Selangor Section 1A

DSM Mr Ganga Singh

 

First Selangor Section 1A

SM Mr Lim Eng Thye

 

First Selangor Section 1B

SM Mr Goh Keng Kwee

 

First Selangor Section 1B

SM Mr Yoong Khee Hong

1933-1935

V.I. Scout Master in charge

DSM Mr Goh Keng Kwee

 

First Selangor

SM Mr Lim Eng Thye

 

Second Selangor

SM Mr Yoong Khee Hong

1936-1937

V.I. Scout Master in charge

DSM Mr Goh Keng Kwee

 

First Selangor

SM Mr Lim Eng Thye

 

Second Selangor

DSM Mr Goh Keng Kwee

  1938

V.I. Scout Master in charge

DSM Mr Goh Keng Kwee

 

V.I. Scout Master in charge

ADC Mr E.M.F. Payne

 

First Selangor

SM Mr Lim Eng Thye

 

Second Selangor

DSM Mr Goh Keng Kwee

 

Recruit Troop

SM Mr G.C. Tacchi

  1939

V.I. Scout Master in charge

DSM Mr Goh Keng Kwee

 

First Selangor

SM Mr Lim Eng Thye

 

Second Selangor

DSM Mr Goh Keng Kwee

1940-1941

V.I. Scout Master in charge

DSM Mr Goh Keng Kwee

 

V.I. Scout Master in charge

DSM Mr L.L. Lewis

 

First Selangor

SM Mr Lim Eng Thye

 

Second Selangor

DSM Mr Goh Keng Kwee

  1946

V.I. Scout Master in charge

DSM Mr Lim Eng Thye

 

First Selangor

SM Fong Chu Chai

  1947

V.I. Scout Master in charge

DSM Mr Lim Eng Thye

  1948

V.I. Scout Master in charge

DSM Mr V. Durainayagam

 

First Selangor

SM Mr Ahmad Zainal b. Abidin

 

Second Selangor

SM Mr Lim Boon Hor

 

Fourth Selangor

SM Mr S. Ratnasingam

  1949

V.I. Scout Master in charge

DSM Mr V. Durainayagam

 

First KL

SM Mr Baharuddin b. Marji

 

Second KL

SM Mr Lim Boon Hor

 

Fourth KL

ADC Mr T. Ramachandran

  1950

V.I. Scout Master in charge

DSM Mr V. Durainayagam

 

First KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr Sadhu Singh

 

First KL Rovers

Chief Commissioner Mr E.M.F. Payne

 

First KL Seniors

SM Mr Baharuddin b. Marji

 

First KL Boy Scouts

SM Mr Wong Yuen Seong

 

First KL Cub Scouts

CM Mr Sadhu Singh

 

Second KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr Lim Boon Hor

 

Second KL Seniors

GSM Mr Lim Boon Hor

 

Second KL Boy Scouts

SM Mr Chia Phee Beng

 

Fourth KL Group Scout Master

ADC Mr T. Ramachandran

 

Fourth KL Seniors

ADC Mr T. Ramachandran

 

Fourth KL Boy Scouts

SM Mr Cheong Kwong Leong

  1951

V.I. Scout Master in charge

DSM Mr V. Durainayagam

 

First KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr Sadhu Singh

 

First KL Rovers

Chief Commissioner Mr E.M.F. Payne

 

First KL Seniors

SM Mr Baharuddin b. Marji

 

First KL Boy Scouts

SM Mr Wong Yuen Seong

 

Second KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr Lim Boon Hor

 

Second KL Rovers

ADC Mr T. Ramachandran

 

Second KL Seniors

GSM Mr Lim Boon Hor

 

Second KL Boy Scouts

SM Mr Cheah Phee Beng

 

Fourth KL Seniors

SM Mr C. Ganasalingam

 

Fourth KL Boy Scouts

SM Mr D.G. Piyasena

  1952

V.I. Scouts

ADC Mr V. Durainayagam

 

First KL Rovers

Chief Commissioner Mr E.M.F. Payne

 

First KL Seniors

SM Mr Wong Peng Kong

 

First KL Boy Scouts

SM Mr Wong Yuen Seong

 

 

CM Mr Sadhu Singh

 

Second KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr Lim Boon Hor

 

Second KL Seniors

GSM Mr Lim Boon Hor

 

Second KL Boy Scouts

SM Mr Chin Peng Lam

 

Second KL Cub Scouts

CM Miss Ruby Muthu

 

Fourth KL Group Scout Master

ADC Mr T. Ramachandran

 

Fourth KL Seniors

SM Mr C. Ganasalingam

 

Fourth KL Boy Scouts

SM Mr D.G. Piyasena

 

Fourth KL Cub Scouts

CM Miss Khong Swee Tin

  1953

First KL Seniors

SM Mr Wong Peng Kong

 

First KL Boy Scouts

SM Mr Ariff b. Yahaya

 

Second KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr Lim Boon Hor

 

Second KL

SM Mr Chin Peng Lam

 

Second KL Cub Scouts

CM Miss Ruby Muthu

 

Fourth KL Group Scout Master

ADC Mr T. Ramachandran

 

Fourth KL Seniors

SM Mr C. Ganasalingam

 

Fourth KL Boy Scouts

SM Mr Omar b. Mohamed

 

Fourth KL Cub Scouts

CM Mrs M.C. DíRozario

  1954

First KL Seniors

SM Mr Wong Peng Kong

 

Second KL Seniors

SM Mr Geoffrey Geldard

 

Second KL Boy Scouts

SM Mr Kamarul Ariffin

 

Second KL Cub Scouts

CM Miss Cheí Lah

 

Fourth KL Group Scout Master

ADC Mr T. Ramachandran

 

Fourth KL Seniors

SM Mr C. Ganasalingam

 

Fourth KL Boy Scouts

SM Mr Chen Thin What

 

Fourth KL Cub Scouts

CM Mrs M.C. DíRozario

  1955

First KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr Chan Bing Fai

 

First KL Seniors

SM Mr Wong Peng Kong

 

First KL Boy Scouts

SM Mr C. Ayadurai

 

Second KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr T.J. Appaduray

 

Second KL Seniors

SM Mr Geoffrey Geldard

 

Second KL Boy Scouts

Vacant

  1956

First KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr Chan Bing Fai

 

First KL Seniors

SM Mr Wong Peng Kong

 

First KL Boy Scouts

SM Mr C. Ayadurai

 

Second KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr T.J. Appaduray

 

Second KL Seniors

SM Mr Geoffrey Geldard

 

Second KL Boy Scouts

Vacant

  1957

First KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr Chan Bing Fai

 

First KL Seniors

SM Mr Nasir Ahmad b. Ibrahim

 

First KL Seniors

SM Mr Chen Yik Feii

 

First KL Boy Scouts

SM Mr Yeoh Chong Bok

 

Second KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr T.J. Appaduray

 

Second KL Seniors

SM Mr Jaffar Sidek

 

Second KL Boy Scouts

Vacant

  1958

First KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr Chan Bing Fai

 

First KL Seniors

SM Mr Nasir Ahmad b. Ibrahim

 

First KL Boy Scouts

SM Mr Yeoh Chong Bok

 

Second KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr T.J. Appaduray

 

Second KL Seniors

Vacant

 

Second KL Boy Scouts

SM Mr Valentine Manuel

  1959

First KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr Chan Bing Fai

 

First KL Seniors

SM Mr Wong Peng Kong

 

First KL Boy Scouts

SM Mr Yeoh Chong Bok

 

Second KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr T.J. Appaduray

 

Second KL Seniors

SM Mr Valentine Manuel

 

Second KL Boy Scouts

SM Mr Valentine Manuel

  1960

First KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr Chan Bing Fai

 

First KL Seniors

SM Mr Wong Peng Kong

 

First KL Boy Scouts

SM Mr Yeoh Chong Bok

 

Second KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr T.J. Appaduray

 

Second KL Seniors

SM Mr David Waghorn

 

Second KL Boy Scouts

Vacant

  1961

First KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr Chan Bing Fai

 

First KL Seniors

ADC Mr Wong Peng Kong

 

First KL Boy Scouts

SM Mr Yeong Siew Mun

 

Second KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr T.J. Appaduray

 

Second KL Seniors

Vacant

 

Second KL Boy Scouts

Vacant

  1962

First KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr Chan Bing Fai

 

First KL Seniors

ADC Mr Wong Peng Kong

 

First KL Boy Scouts

Details unavailable

 

Second KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr T.J. Appaduray

 

Second KL Seniors

Vacant

 

Second KL Boy Scouts

Vacant

  1963

First KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr Chan Bing Fai

 

First KL Seniors

ADC Mr Wong Peng Kong

 

First KL Boy Scouts

Vacant

 

Second KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr T.J. Appaduray

 

Second KL Seniors

Vacant

 

Second KL Boy Scouts

Vacant

  1964

First KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr Chan Bing Fai

 

First KL Seniors

Vacant

 

First KL Boy Scouts

SM Mr Chan Yuen Fatt

 

Second KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr T.J. Appaduray

 

Second KL Seniors

Vacant

 

Second KL Boy Scouts

Vacant

  1965

First KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr Chan Bing Fai

 

First KL Seniors

Vacant

 

First KL Boy Scouts

Vacant

 

Second KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr Ganesalingam

 

Second KL Seniors

Vacant

 

Second KL Boy Scouts

SM Mr Seshan

  1966

First KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr Quah Chek Jwee

 

First KL Seniors

Vacant

 

First KL Boy Scouts

Vacant

 

Second KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr Quah Chek Jwee

 

Second KL Seniors

Vacant

 

Second KL Boy Scouts

Vacant

  1967

First KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr Lim Yoke Kim

 

First KL Seniors

Vacant

 

First KL Boy Scouts

SM Mr Ng Hon Yuen

 

Second KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr Lim Yoke Kim

 

Second KL Seniors

Vacant

 

Second KL Boy Scouts

SM Mr Ng Hon Yuen

  1968

First KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr A. Jeyaretna

 

First KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr Yap Peng Lee

 

First KL Seniors

Vacant

 

First KL Boy Scouts

Vacant

 

Second KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr Quah Chek Jwee

 

Second KL Seniors

SM Mr Yap Peng Lee

 

Second KL Boy Scouts

Vacant

  1969

First KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr Joseph Siew Kam Sum

 

First KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr Liew Kon Swee

 

First KL Seniors

Vacant

 

First KL Boy Scouts

Vacant

 

Second KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr Joseph Siew Kam Sum

 

Second KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr Liew Kon Swee

 

Second KL Seniors

Vacant

 

Second KL Boy Scouts

SM Mr Leow Weng Seng

  1970

First KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr Joseph Siew Kam Sum

 

Second KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr Joseph Siew Kam Sum

  1971

First KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr R. Selvanathan

 

Second KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr R. Selvanathan

1972-1973

First KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr Khor Leong Hoe

 

Second KL Group Scout Master

GSM Mr Khor Leong Hoe

  1974

First KL Bandar

Mr Khor Leong Hoe

 

Second KL Bandar

Mr Teh Mun Hing

  1975

First KL Bandar

Mr Lye Wee Khoon

 

Second KL Bandar

Mr Teh Mun Hing

  1976

First KL Bandar

Mr Lye Wee Koon

 

First KL Bandar

Mr Jaafar Alang

 

Second KL Bandar

Mr Teh Mun Hing

 

Second KL Bandar

Mr S. Renggasamy

  1977

First KL Bandar

Mr Jaafar Alang

 

First KL Bandar

Mr Ong Eng Yew

 

Second KL Bandar

Mr Teh Mun Hing

 

Second KL Bandar

Mr S. Renggasamy

  1978

First KL Bandar

Mr Jaafar Alang

 

First KL Bandar

Mr Hibil b. Hassan

 

Second KL Bandar

Mr Teh Mun Hing

 

Second KL Bandar

Mr S. Renggasamy

  1979

First KL Bandar

Mr Goh Leong Seng

 

Second KL Bandar

Mr Teh Mun Hing

 

Second KL Bandar

Mr S. Renggasamy

 

Second KL Bandar

Mr Chin Loi Chai

  1980

First KL Bandar

Mr Goh Leong Seng

 

First KL Bandar

Mr Abdul Rahman b. Kamaruddin

 

First KL Bandar

Mr Mohd Samki b. Hashim

 

First KL Bandar

Mr Ng Wai Tuck

 

Second KL Bandar

Mr Jaafar Alang

 

Second KL Bandar

Mr Harun b. Mohammad

 

Second KL Bandar

Mr Chin Loi Chai

  1981

First KL Bandar

Mr Goh Leong Seng

 

First KL Bandar

Mr Mohd Samki b. Hashim

 

Second KL Bandar

Mr Jaafar b. Alang

 

Second KL Bandar

Mr Abdul Rahman b. Kamaruddin

  1982

First KL Bandar

Mr Mohd Samki b. Hashim

 

Second KL Bandar

Mr Abdul Rahman b. Kamaruddin

  1983

First KL Bandar

Mr Hamdan b. Nasrin

 

Second KL Bandar

Mr Abdul Rahman b. Kamaruddin

  1984

First KL Bandar

Mr Mohd Hairuddin Abdul Rahim

 

Second KL Bandar

Mr Abdul Rahman b. Kamaruddin

 

Second KL Bandar

Mr Harun Awang Chik

  1985

First KL Bandar

Mr Harun Awang Chik

 

Second KL Bandar

Mr Francis Lee Ban Cheng

  1986

First KL Bandar

Mr Harun Awang Chik

 

First KL Bandar

Mr Francis Lee Ban Cheng

 

Second KL Bandar

Mr Francis Lee Ban Cheng

  1987

First KL Bandar

Mr Harun Awang Chik

 

First KL Bandar

Mr Francis Lee Ban Cheng

 

Second KL Bandar

Mr Francis Lee Ban Cheng

 

Second KL Bandar

Mr Ghazally b. Spahat

  1988

First Bukit Bintang

Details unavailable

 

Second Bukit Bintang

Mr Ghazally b. Spahat

  1989

V.I. Teacher in charge

Mr Goh Leong Seng

 

First Bukit Bintang

Mr Abdul Wahid b. Nasir

 

First Bukit Bintang

Miss Norrizah bt. Jamil

 

Second Bukit Bintang

Mr Mohd Fuad Ahmad Jaseh

 

Second Bukit Bintang

Mrs Asrima bt. Shariff

  1990

First Bukit Bintang

Mrs Tan Ki Kan

 

First Bukit Bintang

Encik Yusoff

 

Second Bukit Bintang

Mr Mohd Fuad Ahmad Jaseh

 

Second Bukit Bintang

Mrs Asrima bt. Shariff

  1991

First Bukit Bintang

Encik Yusoff b. Abdullah

 

First Bukit Bintang

Miss Norrizah bt. Jamil

 

Second Bukit Bintang

Mr Mohd Fuad Ahmad Jaseh

 

Second Bukit Bintang

Mrs Asrima bt. Shariff

  1992

V.I. Scout Coordinator

Mr Michael Liew Weng Soon

 

First Bukit Bintang

Mr Mohd Yusoff b. Abdullah

 

First Bukit Bintang

Mrs Zuraidah bt. Abdullah

 

Second Bukit Bintang

Mr Michael Liew Weng Soon

 

Second Bukit Bintang

Mrs Asrima bt. Shariff

  1993

V.I. Scout Coordinator

Mr Michael Liew Weng Soon

 

First Bukit Bintang

Mr Mohd Yusof Abdullah

 

First Bukit Bintang

ASC Sharudin b. Abdul Hadi

 

Second Bukit Bintang

Mr Michael Liew Weng Soon

 

Second Bukit Bintang

Mr Mohd Hatta b. Abdul Majid

  1994

V.I. Scout Coordinator

Mr Michael Liew Weng Soon

 

First Bukit Bintang

Mr Salehuddin b. Mustafa

 

Second Bukit Bintang

Mr Michael Liew Weng Soon

  1995

V.I. Scout Coordinator

ASC Sharudin b. Abdul Hadi

 

First Bukit Bintang

Mr Salehuddin b. Mustafa

 

Second Bukit Bintang

ASC Sharudin b. Abdul Hadi

  1996

V.I. Scout Coordinator

ASC Sharudin b. Abdul Hadi

 

First Bukit Bintang

Mr Salehuddin b. Mustafa

 

Second Bukit Bintang

ASC Sharudin b. Abdul Hadi

  1997

V.I. Scout Coordinator

ASC Sharudin b. Abdul Hadi

 

First Bukit Bintang

Mr Salehuddin b. Mustafa

 

Second Bukit Bintang

ASC Sharudin b. Abdul Hadi

  1998

V.I. Scout Coordinator

ASC Sharudin b. Abdul Hadi

 

First Bukit Bintang

Mr Salehuddin b. Mustafa

 

Second Bukit Bintang

ASC Sharudin b. Abdul Hadi

  1999

First Bukit Bintang

Mr Kamal Ariffin b. Said

 

Second Bukit Bintang

Miss Shanti Purushothman

  2000

First Bukit Bintang

Mr Fadzlishah Ariffin

 

Second Bukit Bintang

Miss Shanti Purushothman

  2001

First Bukit Bintang

Mr Fadzlishah Ariffin

 

First Bukit Bintang

Mr Abdul Kadir b. Mohd Azis

 

Second Bukit Bintang

Miss Shanti Purushothman

 

Second Bukit Bintang

Mr Abdul Kadir b. Mohd Azis





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