Guiding spirit going strong at 100


Girl Guides waving their lit smartphones during the 100th anniversary concert at the straits Quay Convention Centre in Penang. — Photos: ZAINUDIN AHAD/The Star

Girl Guides waving their lit smartphones during the 100th anniversary concert at the straits Quay Convention Centre in Penang. — Photos: ZAINUDIN AHAD/The Star

TO mark the 100th anniversary of the Penang Girl Guides, more than 1,000 Girl Guides got together to sing, dance and cherish the good memories at a concert.

Event organising chairman Lim Yen Lee said that since the founding of the Penang Girl Guides Association in 1919, the movement had grown in numbers and reached out to the community in various ways.

SJKC Union students performing a wushu routine.
SJKC Union students performing a wushu routine.

“We have organised various charitable drives to help poor people and also raised awareness on protecting the environment.

“Footprints from the past have become even more priceless as we gather here tonight to share precious memories.

“We have groomed over 200 Queen’s Guides.

The 24 Summer Drums performance by students of SMJK Jit Sin.

“All of us should be proud of their achievements and services which will be handed down to the next generations,” she said in her speech at the event held at the Straits Quay Convention Centre.

During the celebration, the lively crowd sang the Girl Guides World Song and watched a video on the history of guiding in Penang.

Performers from SMJK Heng Ee displaying grace in motion during a traditional dance.
Performers from SMJK Heng Ee displaying grace in motion during a traditional dance.

Students from various schools performed on the stage.

Among the colourful concert items were a 24-drum performance by SMJK Jit Sin, a wushu demonstration by SJKC Union as well as a modern dance by SMJK Heng Ee.

SJKC Union students staging a traditional dance during the concert.
SJKC Union students staging a traditional dance during the concert.

The audience was also charmed by a choir presentation by schoolchildren from SK Convent Green Lane, SMK Convent Green Lane, SMJK Convent Datuk Keramat and Han Chiang High School.

Present to celebrate the milestone were Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow’s wife Tan Lean Kee, Girl Guides Association Malaysia chief commissioner S. Jeyadhevi and Penang Girl Guides Association president Puan Sri Su Hashim.

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