Scouting

Scouting, also known as the Scout Movement, is a worldwide youth movement with the stated aim of supporting young people in their physical, mental and spiritual development, through the Scout Method, that they may play constructive roles in society.

Scout method, a program of informal learning with an emphasis on practical outdoor activities, including camping, woodcraft, aquatics, hiking, backpacking, and sports.

OUR MISSION

The Pelican Scouts mission is to provide a safe, fun and exciting programme, based on the Jungle Book, for young children to become responsible and considerate individuals through the Scout Promise and Law.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Scout Meeting 10th October 2009

Meeting started with the horse shoe and Colour Party. Leonard Lee did the flag break, while Baloo was the Scout Leader-in-attendance.

Cubs then fell in Indian File. Baloo practised some foot drill with the Cubs, with some basic commands like Senang Diri, Sedia, KeKanan Pusing and KeKiri Pusing. It was evident that quite a number of Cubs had forgotten the foot drills and Baloo spent some time revising the basic commands with them. There is still much work to polish up the foot drill!

Akela then asked the Cubs to show their personal Fist Aid Kit. Akela went through the contents of 10 items required in the First Aid Kit. Most Cubs had a reasonably well-packed Kit. Some, however, were too big while one or two were inadequate. Akela, Grey Wold and Baloo then inspected each Cub's First Aid Kit to ensure that the correct items were packed.

ITEMS IN A PRESONAL FIRST AID KIT
1 Adhesive Dressing to dress small wounds
2. Crepe bandage to bandage sprained joints
3. Antiseptic cream/lotion to treat wounds
4. Scissors for cutting
5. Cotton Gauze to cover large wounds
6. Surgical Tape to secure gauze over wound
7. Triangle Bandage to tie arm sling, etc
8. Safety pins to secure bandage, etc
9. Cotton buds to apply cream
10.Cotton balls to clean wound

Baloo taught the Cubs new lyrics to be sung with the previously taught song, "Lets Go Fly a Kite". It was good that most Cubs remembered the chorus that was taught when Cubs watched the trailers to the UP movie some weeks ago. Cubs showed an amazing zest singing Ging Gang Goolie which impressed Baloo. Their enthusiasm overflowed with the Choo Choo Train song, with Cubs happily chorusing "Choo Choo Shit Shit" on and on and on. Well, trust our Cubs to change the lyrics to suit their cheeky ways. But it was great fun.

Akela sent the Cubs to change out of their uniforms in preparation for games.

Cubs had to run with a rugby ball between their legs, with the first 3 teams winning points. To make it more interesting, the next race involved Cubs moving on all fours and pushing the rugby ball with their heads aka head-butting the rugby ball. This was particularly hilarious as some balls could not stay on its intended course, and rolled out of control.

Cubs then had to run with the rugby balls, a seemingly easy task. But when you have butter fingers, it is no longer a straight forward run! This was followed with a run backwards.

At the end of 4 races, we had a tie between two teams. A tie-breaker would decide the winner, and a simple run was decided to determine the winner.

Before Sunset Party, Akela gave out Progress Badges and Proficiency Badges.

Gold Arrow : Brenda Wang
Silver Arrow : Kelvin Tsui, Timothy Ng
Brinze Arrow : Keith Ho, Ryan Ng

Althlete (Silver) - Sean Lee
Athlete (Bronze) - Timothy Ng

Scout Logs:

1st - Bilby
2nd - Echidna
3rd - Wombat 2 and Emu


The Singapore Repertoire Theatre will be putting up a play, Jungle Book, based on Rudyard Kipling's book on 21st November 2009. Akela had booked 25 tickets for the play, but response has been overwhelming with more that 60 requests. Akela will book more tickets for the event.

Akela informed the Cubs that there will not be any meeting next week due to the end-of-year exams, and wished all Cubs good luck. He reminded them to adhere to their Scout Promise to do their best in the exams, and their Scout Law to be disciplined and remain courageous under all difficulties.

P6s who would have finished their PSLE will be treated to a Bowling day with Akela next Saturday, a privilege accorded only to P6s every year.

Good Luck to alll Cubs in their exams. Jia You.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

BirdPark Outing 26th Sept 2009

BirdPark Outing on 26th September 2009


After spending the previous Saturday learning about what the Pelican represents in terms of values, it was time to meet the real Pelicans! The cubs were all very excited as we have arranged a special programme with the BirdPark to let them get acquainted with the birds.



On reaching the BirdPark, the cubs were divided into 3 groups, each under the care of Maggie, Amberly and Haniman, the guides for the programme. The cubs were given a pleasant surprise – a pelican key chain would be given to everyone at the end of the programme (provide none misbehaved), and a bottle of Vitagen and a snack would be given out as a welcome treat!



The guides then brought the cubs, in their respective teams, to the Pelican Cove, where all the 7 species of pelicans were housed. Another surprise was unveiled – there is actually another species, the Peruvian Pelican, who is a close relative to the Brown Pelican. Perhaps one would be brought to the BirdPark next year to complete the collection! The cubs learned to recognize each of the 7 species of pelicans., and their characteristics. They learned that the pelican is actually one of the heaviest bird that fly – weighing up to 15 kgs.

Next it was feeding time – each cub was given a fish (a 'nasi lemak' fish) to feed the pelicans. There is nothing like food to attract the birds, and soon a large flock gathered near the cubs, and they started throwing the fish into the bills of the pelicans. They had to be careful not to put the fish too near to the pelicans' beak, as they might be snatched away. Feeding was fun, but everyone wished they were given more than one fish!



Next the cubs visited the flamingoes, pretty in pink. There were so many of them, and they appeared so graceful, so majectic. Apparently they breed easily in captivity, unlike the pelicans.



Then it was time to go to the Splash and Slide Station! But first, some snacks to get the energy up. The snacks were generously provided by Auntie Santi, who is cub Sangitha's mum. They were delicious, and everyone was happily munching, and talking at the same time. Tummies filled, the cubs then quickly changed into their swimming attire, and spared no time in getting wet – the big boys aimed straight for the spray gun, while others just ran around, happy for water to be sprayed and splashed on to them. Some cubs didn't want to get wet, so they went onto the slides and other contraptions in the playground.

All good things must come to an end, and soon, at just before noon, the cubs changed into dry clothes, and bade a reluctant farewell to the BirdPark. So long, we had a great time, and we want to return!