The Golden Jubilee of the Sea Scout Troop of the Sethna’s 18th West Bombay Scout Group was celebrated with a formal function, entertainment show and dinner on Sunday October 21st, 2012 at Albless Baug, Mumbai.
Below are some photographs taken by Homz Prints, a rover of the Troop.
CELEBRATIONSFOR THE GOLDEN JUBILEE OF ITS SEA SCOUT TROOP (Est. In 1962)
AND CENTENARY FOR THE SCOUT GROUP (Est. In 1914)
Official Press Release.
1. The Sethna’s 18th West Bombay Scout Group was founded by Scouter Rustomji Edulji Sethna in 1914 and became famous as the 18-19 Scout Group over the years it consolidated into and became known as the 18th West Bombay Scout Group. The Sea Scout Troop was started in 1962 by Scouter S.R. Daroona.
It gives me immense pleasure to broadcast a Rover Service Activity undertaken on Sunday 8th April 2012.
Our Rovers were called in to help move a 4 storey scaffolding at Kappawala Agiary. The 50 foot scaffolding was built around the eastern side of the agiary to clean the agiary facade and was needed to be shifted across the entrance of the agiary in order to clean western frontal facade. Dismantling and rebuilding the scaffolding would have taken a long time and lot of effort – and it was then that our Rovers were called in, literally the night before, to help move this mammoth structure using their brains, brawn and bravado.
A "Service" SMS/Facebook update was sent to a band of rovers who responded positively and a 6 member team was ready for Service on Sunday morning.
The Ava Mahina Jashan was performed on a boat in Bombay Harbor. Cubs, Scouts, Rovers, and parents met at Gateway of India and set sail in a boat. Mid-sea the jashan was performed by our own boys. Here are some pictures of the event.
As done every year, this year too the Avan month Jashan will be done on Monday 14th April 2008. This jashan shall be performed at sea on a boat. This day is a public holiday in Mumbai and we encourage all to attend in large numbers.
Those interested and would like to attend are requested to give your names to ARSL Hoshedar Parakh at 23541816 before 5th April, 2008.
All are requested to assemble before 5.00 p.m. at Apollo Bunder. The Ferry will start at 5.00 p.m. sharp from Apollo. For any clarification, feel free to leave a comment and we shall respond ASAP.
Mahafreed Irani, a journalist with DNA India, a leading newspaper covered the Investiture Ceremony this year. That resulted in the article shown below. The article was given a place of prominence on Page 2 of the main section and also contained a picture of four of our cubs in uniform.
You can download the article in PDF Format by clicking here.