16 Jan 2009 was Scouts Day at the Volvo Ocean Race. As part of the Race for the Environment, The Singapore Scout Association was at One°15 Marina Club to set up a Marine-themed event.
It was the first time the lengendary race stopped over in Southeast Asia for the first time in its 34-year history. Sentosa was the third port-of-call for the eight yachts competing in the 10th edition of the race.
Besides seamanship workshops, simulator rides, water games and grinder challenges, a marine conservation exhibition was set up. RMBR was part of it, along with many other organisations such as the National Parks Board’s Team Seagrass and Coral Nursery, Underwater World Singapore, Nature Society (Singapore), Naked Hermit Crabs and Hantu Bloggers.
All the booths were constantly flooded by waves of Scouts and members of the public.
The RMBR booth was glad to have (From top left, clockwise) Marcus Ng, Marcus Tay, November and Anand, to help out. They relentlessly told stories and explained every single specimen on display to the public. After a long day, the event finally ended with a weary but happy crew as it was a huge success!