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Dr. Hsin Kan Chen's Scouting History (1932 - 2009)
Jan. 1932 Joined the 1st Victoria Chinese Troop under Scoutmaster Rev. Clarence Lin-Tshung Lee June 4, 1932 As troop leader attended the Mainland/Vancouver Island Boy Scout Rally (Jamboree) at Beacon Hill Park, Victoria Easter 1934 Completed 1st class journey of 14 miles to Mt. Douglas 1934 Attained all badges for King Scout except swim badge (Chinese not allowed to swim in Crystal Garden pool then) 1957 Became assistant cubmaster with 32nd Vancouver Centre group (sponsored by True Light Chinese Mission) 1958-1974 Cubmaster/Scoutmaster with the 116th Chung Wah Cubs and Scouts (sponsored by Chung Wah Youth League) 1968 Received 10-Year Faithful and Efficient Service Award 1973 Received 15-Year Pin to Long Service Medal 1983 Received 25-Year Pin to Long Service Medal Aug. 1983 Organized and assisted in the revival of the 116th East Vancouver Scout Group (sponsored by S.U.C.C.E.S.S.) [ s/a www.successbc.ca/chn/ Chinese website for SUCCESS - or - s/a www.successbc.ca/eng/ English version of website ed. NC ] 1984 Became president of the East Vancouver district council Dec. 1984 Received Silver Acorn award from Gov. Gen. Jeanne Sauve for "especially distinguished service to scouting" 1986 Assisted and organized the 32nd East Vancouver Scout Group (sponsored by Chinese Cultural Centre) Aug.1987 Attended 5th B.C./Yukon Provincial Jamboree, Camp Barnard, Sooke with seven scouts of the original 1st Chinese Victoria Troup 1988 Became a member of Half Century Club - 50 years of Scouting 1988 Received Helen K.H. Chan Award for Distinguished Service to Scouting 1988 Received 25-Year Pin to Long Service Medal Nov. 1989 Wrote booklet on "Chinese Scouting of Greater Vancouver and Victoria, 1928-1988" 1990 Awarded Douglas C. Waddell Memorial Plaque for Service to Scouting Community 1990 Organized and assisted the 188th East Vancouver Scout group (sponsored by Chinese Social Development Society) 1993 Founded the 42nd Canadian B.P. Guild (Zhong Hua), Vancouver 1994 Camp Chief of the Chinese Canadian Scout Jamboree, Camp Byng, Sechelt, B.C. 1995 Staff member of the China Bar Sub-camp, 7th BC/Yukon Provincial Jamboree, Camp Hughes, Prince George 1996 Organized and assisted the 68th East Vancouver Scout Group (sponsored by Chin Wing Chun Tong Society of Canada) 1997 Assisted five scouts of the 188th East Vancouver in attaining Chief Scout rank 1997-2009 East Vancouver District Council Advisor and Vancouver Coast Region Honorary President 1998 Awarded certificate and pin for 40 year Scout service June 2002 Wrote the book, "B. P. Trail and Beyond: The 1st Victoria Chinese Troop"
"S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is a multi-service agency in British Columbia, Canada. Established in 1973 and incorporated in 1974, our mandate is to promote the well being of all Canadians and immigrants. We encourage their participation in the community through delivering services in five major areas: social services, employment services, business and economic development services, training and education services, and health services (under the auspices of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Multi-Level Care Society incorporated in 1995). To strengthen our financial resources, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation was established in 2001. " [quote fr. website www.successbc.ca/eng/ 2009.08.26 nc]