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.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Annual Campfire 11th February 2012

By Scribe Brandon Khaw


Hooray! The annual campfire will be held later this evening and I have the Saturday morning free to enjoy.


Besides being held for the first time in the new Mount Sinai campus, the kickoff for the campfire was conducted in a totally different way. The Eagle Scouts had hung a string from the 2nd level to the nicely arranged pile of wood at the ground level. When the Principal declared the start of the campfire, the ball was lit up and like a live “fireball” sliding down to the pile of wood. Boom! The pile of wood burst into flames! All the scouts, recruits, parents, teachers, Vice-Principals and Principal cheered and clapped loudly. Then in unison, we all sang our hearts out - our first campfire song - Campfire’s burning, campfire’s burning……..

The games segment is always a favourite for many. It is time to get off our seat and join in the fun. When the music for LIMBO rock came on, many scouts surged forward and very quickly formed a line and jumped into action! Everyone had a great time showing off their flexibility in bending their body backwards and crossing under the pole. To some new recruits and their parents, they might be pleasantly surprised at the level of enthusiasm shown by the scouts. This was also how I felt when I was once a recruit.

As the sixers were preparing for the skit, they discovered that their props were locked in and they could not find a way to unlock the door. Fortunately, the teacher managed to locate the spare keys and they gained access. Shortly, the sixers came out in full battle gear and the “war” between Queen and King Zulu began. Though I was familiar with the storyline, I felt that this year’s performers portrayed the characters with more enthusiasm.

Sadly, this will be the final time that I will be part of the campfire as I journey through my P6 year at Henry Park. I know that I shall return just like many of the ex-Pelicans who return to enjoy the magical moments of the Annual Campfire.










Saturday, February 18, 2012

Scout Meeting, 4th February 2012

By Scribe and Senior Sixer Kimberly Song

This week’s meeting was yet another fun and tiring one. The new recruits brought along newspapers, glue and scissors. What could be installed for us? Even I was baffled that we had to bring newspapers for the meeting!


After horseshoe, Akela explained what we were going to do. We had to cut out letters from the newspaper and stick them onto a vanguard sheet and stick the scout law. Memories flooded my mine. I had fun doing it last time when I was a recruit. Maybe this year’s new batch will enjoy it as well?

However, they did not really enjoy it I think. Since our new campus is very windy, the newspapers kept flying away! Some of them had glue all over their fingers. Some sixs were in a pickle as they forgot the scout law!

Not long after, they were gathered back to the kidzone and 2 sixes were declared the winners who managed to complete their tasks on time. While Baloo taught songs to the cubs, the senior sixers and a few were cleaning up the rubbish left by the cubs.

Soon, all fun came to an end and we did horseshoe. But the fun isn’t over yet! Next week is the recruits’ camp. And it will be the most memorable camp for the new recruits. I am looking forward to the next scout meeting! Whatever will we encounter?