Recently a few rovers of our troop went for a Motorcycle Hike to Tarapur. The announcement was posted here.
Here is the complete report of the hike
And here are the pictures.
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We are arranging a Aava month Janshan on the Sea.
Our Group members who are dastoors will perform a Jashan ceremony mid-sea off Gateway.
Date : Friday April 14, 2006 Bank Holiday: Good Friday
Venue : Gateway of India
Cost: Rs. 175 only includes Dinner, Soft Drinks & outing.
RSVP :. Rover Leader Neville Mistry -+ 91 9223473987 or email@example.com
4th & 5th March 2006
The rovers of the Sethna’s Scouting Society embarked on an outing but with a difference.
This time the hike was decided to be taken on a bike. With the permission and blessings of our G.L.S. Capt. Lavji J. Mistry and under the able guidance of our rover leader Neville Mistry, the rovers of the troop began their hike to Tarapore on Saturday, the 4th of March from Sethna Agyari, Tardeo at 1400 hrs.
Rover Leader Neville Mistry
Rover Hasnoor P. Daruwalla
Rover Homiar Hathiram
Rover Nazban N. Mistry
Rover Yazad P. Mistry
Rover Sharukh Patel
Rover Mehernosh A. Patel
After all of us gathered in the compound, we went to the Agyari to pray for a safe and enjoyable hike. We began our journey at 1545 hrs.
The following pairs were made for an enjoyable journey: -
Neville Mistry & Nazban N. Mistry
Sharukh Patel & Mehernosh A. Patel
Yazad P. Mistry & Hasnoor P. Daruwalla
Homiar Hathiram rode solo as many of us dropped out at the last minute.
With helmets on our heads and cellphones for communication we put our bikes in gear and went off. It was mutually decided that Sharukh will take the lead and Homiar will stay behind with the other two bikes in between for a safe ride. We took the road from Tardeo to Centaur Hotel through the Tulsi-Pipe road and met there to check that all was well and the bikes and their riders were well warmed up. We then proceeded towards our destination. There was a bit of traffic but to our good luck none of us were caught up in a traffic jam. Our bikes raced through the wind on the Western Express Highway until 1745 hrs. when we halted for a tea break. We had tea and biscuits and resumed our journey at 1800 hrs. We finally reached the Kawasji Mobed Parsi Dharamshala ( Est. 25/12/1947 ) at 1845 hrs. before it was dark.
On reaching our destination we unloaded our bikes and were welcomed by Mr Percy Bharda and his caring mother who were the care-takers and the managers of the place. We were shown into our rooms and we decided to take two of the six rooms available to us. We rearranged the beds to our comfort and unpacked for the night. We took a stroll in the township and on the beach at 2000 hr. for an hour before returning to the Dharamshala for our supper. Stargazing and ways to get new boys in our troop were discussed during that time.
One of the important events of the evening and even of the hike was that two long-lost brothers were united during that evening due to a series of co-incidences and they were none other than Homiar and Mehernosh. This was found to be surprising and amusing by one and all.
On our return to the Dharamshala we had a well-cooked meal comprising of fish cutlets, masoor dal and mutton curry along with onions and chapattis. After a well-cooked meal, we had a small gathering, wherein we entertained each other by talking about past scouting experiences.
The Rover Crew has planned for a Rover outing to Tarapur, Maharashtra. The idea is to have more outings in more build a more cohesive and strong rover crew. The outing will be first on many to come this year.
Below are the buddy teams that have been formed (based on the confirmation given last Sunday). The bike rider in each team is listed first.
1. Neville Mistry & Nazban Mistry
2. Yazad Mistry & Hasnoor Daruwala
3. Marespand Dadchandji & Cherag Karkaria
4. Jezil Bhesadia & Mehernosh Patel
5. Homiar Hathiram & Shahrukh Patel
A few rovers of our troop went on an overnight hike to Matheran. Here are some pictures of the same.
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advert to appear in leading newspapers of Mumbai
Sethna’s Scouting Society celebrates 91 years this year. It is the oldest continuously running Scout group in India and probably the world.
What started as an idea, an experiment; way back in the August of 1914, today has over 91 wonderful years, come to become an Institution non paralleled in the nation and probably the world, in its own field.
One man, Rustomji Edulji Sethna stumbled upon a book, by Lord Baden Powell, on a then new, relatively unknown activity, called Boy Scouting. The brilliance and the vision in the man saw it as a building block of society and a way to make good citizens of our nation, from young boys at a very influential age.
As a Boy Scout and now a Rover myself, it was with regret and sadness i read about the death of 4 Alaskan Boy Scout Leaders. They were killed when a power line fell on them at the ongoing US National Jamboree in W. Virginia.
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