Manjung played host to Perak’s first joint Boys’ Brigade Basic and Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Training School. Unlike previous years where members were sent to Penang for training, more than 100 members and officers from Ipoh, Manjung, Teluk Intan and even as far as Kulai, Johor gathered at the Ayer Tawar Chinese Methodist Church for the course recently. Over a period of three days, the participants underwent gruelling training activities to equip them with good leadership skills and guide them spiritually as well. Chong Chi Wei, 16, from Ipoh said of the tough nature of the camp, “I knew that this was not going to be easy when we were greeted with a ‘welcoming gift’ of 40 push-ups for being late.” Other than drill, they attended classes on topics such as communication, planning, and presentation. At the end of the camp, all opined that they had gained invaluable experience and were proud to have completed the training. Perak State Commissioner, Tan Wee Tion, was present at the opening ceremony.