|Hike to Hollywood Sign
Posted by Wesley on Monday, April 19 2021
To celebrate the loosening of quarantine conditions we'll be having a hike to Hollywood Sign to catch up with one another. This event will only be open to venture scouts for the time being sadly.
This event will be on April 24,2021 at 7:00AM to 11:00AM.
Paperwork will be due by April 21st, 2021 to Bryan Ly. Meet up at Scout Hut at 7:00AM.
Please contact Vincent Kang or Vincent Huynh for more information.
April PLC Meeting
Posted by Wesley on Sunday, March 28 2021
The April PLC Meeting will take place on April 2th, 2021 at 6:30PM and will be conducted on Zoom. The PLC will be mandatory for all scouts with leadership positions.
The link can be found here at **SSPortal**.
March PLC Meeting
Posted by Wesley on Saturday, February 27 2021
The February PLC Meeting will take place on March 5th, 2021 at 6:30PM and will be conducted on Zoom. The PLC will be mandatory for all scouts with leadership positions.
The link can be found here at **SSPortal**.
February PLC Meeting
Posted by Wesley on Thursday, January 21 2021
The February PLC Meeting will take place on February 5th, 2021 at 6:30PM and will be conducted on Zoom. The PLC will be mandatory for all scouts with leadership positions.
The link can be found here at **SSPortal**.
In Remembrance of Fenny Poon
Posted by Internet on Sunday, August 9 2020
On July 21, 2016 Fenny Poon, mother and loving parent of Perry Poon and Penny Poon, passed away at the Huntington Hospital in Pasadena.
I personally would like to say a few words in remembrance of her passing.
To many of the new scouts, she is completely unknown. To some of the current Eagle Scouts, she is a faint memory.
For others, she was very much a positive influence in their early scouting career.
In the words of Jason Kong, she was the “good cop” in a good cop/bad cop dynamic duo with Ms. Ng, whose personality remains a stark contrast to who Fenny Poon was.
I very much miss her kindhearted personality.
In my eyes, I would not have learned many values applicable to my personal life outside of scouting from scouting, if not for ScoutSociety, which I would consider one of her babies.
For that, I am forever grateful.
- Warren Wang
Mrs. Poon was a very warm and caring person! In remembrance of her passing, I would like to share my first major interaction with her.
After bridging and transitioning into a Boy Scout, I found myself going to Camp Cherry Valley for the first time.
I was scared and nervous because:
1. I was away from my parents for the first time, and
2. I was uncomfortable around the older boys.
I had a hard time adjusting. I was unable to interact with my fellow scouts because they intimidated me and I was very shy.
Mrs. Poon, being the kind-hearted person, noticed and introduced me to everyone.
She encouraged me to break out of my shell and reminded me that we are all family here.
She told me that thinking about home won’t make the days speed up. Instead, she encouraged me to enjoy every moment and make the best out of the situation.
I am forever grateful for her words of wisdom. Her soft spoken voice and smile will forever remain in my heart.
- Kyle Lee
When I first joined Scouting, I was really intimidated by Ms. Ng. She would always criticize and yell at Scouts for doing things incorrectly.
Then, there was Mrs. Poon. Mrs. Poon was a more relaxed person and she spoke softly to Scouts, the opposite of Ms. Ng.
Mrs. Poon was always there to help Scouts when they were too scared to approach Ms. Ng.
Mrs. Poon cared for all the Scouts and was always there ready to help. When the news came of what happened, everyone was in complete shock.
It was a big hit to the Scout Society family. It was like a big part of Scout Society just disappeared.
Even though Mrs. Poon may not be with us today, she will forever be remembered by everyone in Scout Society.
- Vincent Kang
The most memorable interaction I can remember having with Mrs. Poon happened after I had been in Troop 511 for one year.
It was in the summer, a few weeks before the 4th of July, when the troop was still fundraising by selling fireworks at the fireworks stand.
I was still a scout back then, and since it was mostly the older scouts and adults who could enter the fireworks stand, I had nothing better to do than read my scout handbook and get requirements signed off.
It was at this moment that Mrs. Poon came over and asked me what I was working on.
I told her, and she gave me some advice on how to sign off my requirements and rank up faster.
After that, I started looking at the catalogue of fireworks that we were selling, and Mrs. Poon asked me if there were any fireworks that I wanted.
I told her I didn’t want to spend too much money on fireworks so I was probably going to get the ones that cost 10 dollars.
Mrs. Poon then went into the fireworks stand and came out a few minutes later with the pack of fireworks that I wanted to get, and she gave them to me for free and said all she wanted me to do was get the rank of tenderfoot by the end of summer.
It was because of this that I was able to get the rank of tenderfoot before summer ended.
If this interaction had not have happened, I probably wouldn’t have gotten tenderfoot so quickly and would have never finished all my requirements for eagle on time.
Not only did Mrs. Poon show me how kind she was by giving me fireworks for free, but she also showed that she wanted me to succeed by asking me to do something that would benefit only me and not benefit her in any way.
This interaction will always remain in my heart and remind me that there are good people in the world who will be there to help me when I need it. Rest in peace Mrs. Poon. You will be missed.
- Zitong Ye
The most memorable thing that I remembered from Mrs. Poon was a couple months after I joined.
It was during a meeting, where I wanted to get something signed off, but I was still scared of people who I didn’t recognize that well.
Mrs. Poon noticed that I was hesitating to get it signed off, so she came to me and told me that everything will be fine even if I got it signed off or not.
Which gave me the courage to attempt it. Once I attempted it, I got it signed off. Even though she isn’t here right now I still remember that moment with her.
- Vincent H.
Since I was little, I’ve been associated with many people who I can call my friends and family.
Without a doubt, Mrs. Poon was one of the mother figures in my life. Besides Scout, she taught me math and Chinese, helped me study, and began my journey in crocheting.
Although her appearance isn’t as fierce or big like Ms. Ng, she was definitely a fierce lady inside with a big heart.
Everything she’s said and done was from the heart and to help those she cared very much.
A lot of my time with her was learning things and doing things, but we still had our fun and happy moments.
Every time I pick up my needle to crochet, deep inside me, there is a part that’s very grateful for Mrs. Poon for teaching me.
Some characters that I write in Chinese also remind me of the shortcuts and words that she’s taught me.
Even when I earned my Girl Scout Gold Award, that moment wouldn’t have happened without Mrs. Poons’ guidance.
As much as she is in my heart, Mrs. Poon has always been in my whole family’s heart, as well as the family of Scout Society. May she be remembered forever.
- Ava Chu
One of the unforgettable moments I can remember with Mrs.Poon happened during summer.
It was the summer of July 4th, back when the troop was fundraising by selling fireworks at a stand. Mrs. Poon would cheer me up when I was bored and tired.
I remember the times I arrived at Scout Hut and in front of the door I would see Mrs. Poon waving at me and I would be happy and excited.
Even though she isn’t here right now, I still remember all the fun times that I made with her. Rest In Peace Mrs. Poon.
- Annie Liang
Despite not having many experiences or interactions with Mrs. Poon, I can tell that she was someone that deeply cared and loved many people in her life.
The small encounters I’ve had with her have made me see nothing but the fact that she was kind and very giving to even people she didn’t know all too well.
She gave me suggestions on how to better socialize with people because she could tell that I was having a hard time even trying to connect with people in the troop.
She informed me on how to deal with situations that I wasn’t comfortable dealing with and she even helped me understand it further by acting them out with me.
Mrs. Poon was kind enough to share information she knew would benefit me and expected no gain or benefit from the help that she gave to me.
Even if it seems like she made a small impact on my life, it was a positive experience that I will hold onto for the rest of my life. May Mrs. Poon rest in peace and be remembered by many.
- Warren Hang