RM10 million for Telaga Batin scout camp

The Terengganu Government has allocated about RM10 million to set up the Tengku Muhammad Ismail scout camp facilities in Telaga Batin, said Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said.

He said the various facilities provided at the camp for scouting programmes needed to be organised indefinitely.

“We will look at the other facilities that need to be increased from time to time to enable scouts to feel comfortable at the camp,” he said at the state banquet in conjunction with 12th Malaysian Jamboree and the 2011 Terengganu International Scout Jamboree last night.

The jamboree, which was opened by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin last Friday, involves 10,800 participants from 21 countries.

The Tengku Muhammad Ismail Scout Camp at Telaga Batin has the best of facilities and rooms. There are 65 rooms, 24 honorary guest rooms and a leisure area for camping.

Meanwhile, Scout Association state honorary treasurer Tengku Ahmad Shabirin Awalludin, when met at the event, said BMW luxury vehicles dealer Quil Automobiles Sdn Bhd had sponsored 60 BMW cars and a RM50,000 cash prize for the jamboree.

– Bernama