KUALA KUBU BARU: This is a banner year for the Royal Rangers Malaysia, who are marking the organisation's 30th year in the country.
As part of the celebrations, three young women were awarded the prestigious Gold Medal of Achievement (GMA) by the Royal Rangers Worldwide Ministry.
Trisha Ching, Carissa Lim and Charmaine Teo were each presented the coveted award, which had taken them years of hard work to earn, during a Camporama held recently at Ampang Pecah here.
The gold GMA medal, which hangs from a ribbon of red, white and blue, is the highest honour to be earned from the uniformed organisation for Christian boys and girls.
In his conferring speech, camp chaplain Pastor Gideon Lee said: "May the white of your ribbon remind you to always live with honour. May the blue be a lasting reminder of loyalty. Let the red remind you always of courage. And may the gold of your medal remind you of service."
The Camporama, normally held once every four years and participated by Rangers from all over the country, is just one of the many events that are being held this year to celebrate this 30th year milestone.
Activities at the camp included morning parades, night rallies, competitive games and sports, and cultural showcases presented by participating outposts. The latter included cuisines representing different parts of Malaysia.
This year's Camporama, with Nathanael Ho as the camp commander, was attended by more than 600 Rangers and also saw visiting Rangers from nearby Indonesia and as far as Germany.
The event's sponsors included Universal Fitness Leisure, Nestle, Coca-Cola and Starbucks.