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.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Where is Akela?, 26th January 2013


Written by: Justin Kong, Senior and Scribe Leader and 
Claudia Kong, Assistant Sixer and Scribe


Kaa, together with the sixers; assisted by Mr. Peter and 2 parent volunteers, we held our 2nd scout meeting for the recruits.

After the formality of horseshoe, we gathered in Indian files. Kaa then divided the recruits into 4 groups namely Ant, Bee, Cockroaches and Dragonfly. (The recruits from group Cockroaches ‘protested’ to the name. After much ‘protest’ they were renamed as Centipede.)

The first highlight of the day was a quiz for the recruits to recap what they had learned last week. Kaa asked questions like the name of the sixers, the name of the sixes (The 10 animals) in Henry Park Pelican Scout, the characters in the jungle book and even a challenge of drawing the Singapore Scout emblem. All 4 teams did very well and points were allocated to the teams. Next, Justin & Jihn Shenn led the sixers and recruits in singing some of the all time favorite campfires songs.

After our well deserved break (special thanks to Mr. Peter for giving the sixer a soft drink treat), the sixers proceed to prepare for the left hand shake skit for the campfire under the supervision of Mr. Peter while the recruits had a wild time playing games organized by our 2 parent volunteers and assisted by 4 special helpers (Claudia, Evangel, Janice & Jessica who came to help each other prepare for the Bronze & Silver arrows test)


The fun filled day ended on a high note, the winning team received a treat from Kaa. We can't wait to have more fun and laughter with the recruits next week at the recruit camp and our annual campfire.









Saturday, January 19, 2013

1st Scout meeting for recruits, 19th January 2013


Written by: Justin Kong, Senior Sixer and Scribe Leader

Today was a very special day for all our new recruits. It was their very first scout meeting of their scouting life.

Today there were only Mdm Kerina, Kaa, the Sixers and three seniors. Sean Daily came to join us to support his sister who was joining as a recruit.

Once attendances were taken, Mdm Kerina made us do a brief introduction of ourselves. It was very important to pay full attention because the very first game depends on how well we remember all the names. In the “Who is behind the curtain?” game, our new recruit, Gautham, surprised everyone by being able to name each of every Sixer. No problem at all!

We had an exciting game of “Fixing the animal puzzle”. The three teams raced each other to complete the puzzle of animals and name each one. Surprisingly, the puzzles formed the 10 animals of our scout group! All three teams managed very well to complete the challenge. Sixers fired questions like “How do a possum sleep at night?”, “What are the colors of the kookaburra?”, “What is the average weight of a wombat?” etc. Wow, these recruits are pretty smart! But they have still a lot to learn from us.

Next our recruits show off their flexibility by moving the hula hop over a human chain. 1 hula hoop…2hula hoops…It was great fun! Everyone(even the sixers) had great fun and good time competing for the fastest team to finish the challenge. Great teamwork, guys!

Next, we Sixers show off our vocal talents by leading the recruits on some well-loved campfire songs(flea fly, the bee song, kookabara…) There were lots of laughter and smiles as we belt out one song after another.

Unfortunately, all good times have to come to an end. These recruits are all fun loving and great to have around. I can’t wait to join them at recruit camp.

See you all at recruit camp!

Busy fixing the animal puzzle

Well Done!

A game to get to know each other better

Song time - "Father Abraham"

Show down - Recruits vs Sixers

This is what we do when we says our
Scout promise
Horse Shoe

Sunday, January 13, 2013

First Scout Meeting, 12th January 2013

Cubs turned out in full force for the first scout meeting of theyear. Akela started the meeting by welcoming all cubs back from their break.He then encouraged all cubs to get their Progress Badges and then asked the Sixers to agree target dates with their cubs. Each Sixer now has a record of what Progress Badge each cub has attained, and the target date for achieving the next higher Progress Badge. After that it was all fun - making paper aeroplanes and seeing which Six could fly theirs in the shortest combined time! The cubs were dismissed early as Akela was holding a Recruitment Talk for parents interested to enrol their child into our Pack.