A Scout name is a name bestowed to a Scout by his Scout Master/ Leader in recognition to his service and contribution to the troop or the community at large. Scout names can be inferred from animals, objects or nature, and the name that is given often represents the characteristics of the individual.
There are many variation of Scout names. They can be of a single word like 'Dragonheart' (Chief Commissioner of The Singapore Scout Association); two words often with an adjective description like 'Glowing Light' (National Training Commissioner of The Singapore Scout Association); and often with Native Red Indian influence.
On 7 May 2011, during one of our usual Griffin leaders outing/ meal, I was finally bestowed my Scout name after a long wait since I started Scouting almost 17 years back. But it was worth the wait. Considering the rest of the gang having animal-related Scout name, I began to wonder what will be mine. Finally at the end of our lunch on polling day, my leader/ trainer, Zaiphizat Putra revealed my Scout name. And I was in for a surprise, a good one.