BB Junior State Camp
One for the album – fun activities during the camp!

by James TC Wong, 4th Miri

MAY 2-3, MIRI – The 2015 Sarawak State Junior Camp organized by the BB Northern Region Council at Petronas Games Village drew 67 participants from Bintulu and Miri.

Led by renowned Sibu-based MY Centre trainers, the 2D/1N camp was bustling with various indoor and outdoor activities cultivating character-building, team building and leadership skills.

By 7:45 am, registration was completed and the campers were quickly settled down after breakfast. Announcement of ground rules was made and four teams Blue, Green, Purple and Red were formed.

On Sunday morning (May 3), Lee Song Ping from Permy Methodist Church presented a sharing entitled “B-Booster, B-Brighter” guided by verses from Matthew 5:13-16. A school teacher by profession, Lee encouraged the campers to be the ‘salt’ and ‘light’ in the community. “You need to have a purpose in your life besides learning to help and care for one another,” she said. “Having a good attitude will make you a better person; let the light in you shine so people can see the goodness in you,” Lee continued.

Participant Joan Tie of 6th Miri has joined the Boys’ Brigade for one-and-a-half years. Tie commented that the activities were both challenging and rewarding. “But I like the indoor sleeping arrangement instead of camping outside,” said the 12-year-old who prefers indoor accommodation.

Influenced by his brother, Moses Wong (5th Miri) became a BB two years ago. “I’m glad I joined because I got to know new friends and of course, the games were fantastic!” he said.

BB newcomer Brian Yeo of 1st Bintulu was elated with the camp. “I learned to pack my own luggage and became more independent,” said the 11-year-old.

BB Northern Region Council President Lawrence Wong (Cpt, 1st Limbang) purposely flew in from Limbang to visit the campers. He praised the trainers from MY Centre Sibu for doing an excellent job. “This is the first time the Northern Region has organized such an event. We hope to hold it every year to benefit more Boys and Girls,” he commented.

“I’m glad we were given the blessed opportunity to be part of this camp. We are enthusiastic about Miri’s potential and this trip has made us realize that we can definitely reach out to more youths here,” said MY Centre trainer Angelia Wong.

At the closing, Purple Team emerged champions. Cpt David Wong of 6th Miri was the Camp Commander. Among the BB Officers who dropped by to support the event were Cpt Henry Chew (1st Bintulu), Cpt Clement Hii (3rd Miri), Hon. Cpt Lorenzo Ting (3rd Miri), Cpt Roseline Lee (4th Miri) and Cpt Yong Soon Fuan (5th Miri).