Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Centenary of Scouts Association of Malaysia


Scouting in Malaya was first introduced in Penang in 1908 as an experimental troop in YMCA before spreading throughout the entire peninsula.

Persekutuan Pengakap Malaysia (Scouts Association of Malaysia, PPM) was established and officially regulated by an act of parliament through the Scouts Association of Malaysia (Incorporation) Act 1968. It is part of the global Scouting movement and a member of the World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM).

Above stamps issue is to celebrate the centenary of scouting in Malaysia. Map reading, a survival and navigation skill introduced in scouting, is featured in the 30 sen stamp. Building and crossing a Monkey Bridge, a fun activity that builds confidence and inculcates teamwork, as well as various water activities introduced by PPM via the Sea Scout Unit, such as kayaking, swimming and diving, are featured in the 50 sen stamps.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Date of Issue : 14 Aug 2008
Postmark : Rumah B-P, Kuala Lumpur
Denomination : 30 sen and 2 x 50 sen
Stamp Size : 40mm x 30mm
Paper : SPM Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process : Lithography

A LIL' NOTE

To find out more on The Scouts Association of Malaysia, click here.

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