“The Beginning of Spring”（立春）is the first one among the 24 Solar Terms, which signifies the arrival of Spring as well as a brand new start of the year. People will set new goals or even challenges for themselves during this period because they believe that, “The whole year's planning starts in spring”.
This year is the 110th Anniversary of Hong Kong Scouting. “Do my best for the Community” is not only our theme for the celebration, but also our annual goal. In his book, “Scouting for Boys”, the founder of Scouting, Lord Robert Baden-Powell (B-P) reminded us to “prepare and alert a Scout follows the lead of our Patron Saint George and his spirited steed”. 2020 is a challenging year, no matter the way how we learn, work or live and even our social circles have changed because of the pandemic. These changes bring brand new concepts to Scout activities and training which cover various online activities including scout meetings, scout knowledge and theoretical lessons, or even skills course and assessment. I believe, with our creative thinking, we are able to develop an unprecedented “New Normal” of training in future.
Apart from online learning, activities and training, Scout members may think out of the box and try your best to serve the community by participating in different online or offline social service, helping needy people with your Scout Spirit.
I encourage all of you to keep a positive attitude when facing the pandemic and any challenges, try as hard as you can to influence people around you, bring hope and spread your kindness to our community.
With the imminent arrival of the Lunar New Year holiday, may I sincerely wish you all a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.