As many British families were stationed at Singapore’s naval base during the 1950s, the Admiral’s wife approached my mother – who was then North Division Commissioner – to start Guiding for their girls. HQ Trainer Ms Chan Nah Moon, my mother and I visited the North Zone schools to recruit new Brownie and Guide members. 6th Coy became 2 units – 6th A and 6th B Coys – to better meet the needs of European and local girls. I became Guider of 6th B Coy. The Admiral’s wife formed a Local Association – comprising primarily of the girls’ parents – to further support Guiding, Guiding gave me so many fulfilling experiences and fond memories. We held many weekend camps at Pamela Hall in Sembawang; we even introduced a camping shield to boost camp skills excellence. In August 1965, we were camping in Jurong when news broke about Singapore’s separation from Malaysia. We all had to return home immediately for fear of political unrest. As a young Guider, I led 36 Guides to Manila and 30 to Melbourne for International Camps. Melbourne was very cold even in summer; many Guides felt homesick and refused to eat. To keep summer flies from our food, I tied a mosquito net to a tree for the girls to eat under. Guiding is truly inclusive as every girl is accepted and respected. We had several deaf and mute Guides from Canossa Convent; we used simple sign language to communicate and they even danced and “sang” along to campfire songs! We even helped a girl whose parents refused to let her go swimming because a fortune-teller had predicted that she would drown. I took a long time to persuade her mother and assured her daughter’s safety. The girl later achieved the Swimmer’s Badge and even went on to lead groups to Malaysia for snorkelling! I made many good friends in Guiding, like Mdm Chan Siok Fong and Mrs Segaram whom I worked with on GGS’ first Policies, Organisation and Rules (POR).