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, February 23, 2013

Investiture 2013, 23rd February 2013

Written by: Claudia Kong, Assistant Sixer and Scribe

Today is a special day especially for the recruits. It is INVESTITURE DAY!

Investiture is a day when the new recruits receive their scarf and woggle from Akela and this marks the begining of their scouting journey. After today, they will no longer be called a recruit but a cub scout.

A simple yet important ceremony was held in the pressence of the recruit's parents. This ocassion was also graced by our new Principal, Mr Chia.

During the ceremony, Sixer and the Assistant Sixer of each six will take turns to march forward with their recruits to Akela. Akela will ask the recruits 2 questions, then the recruits together with their Sixer and Assistant Sixer will have to place their left hand on the Singapore Flag to recite the scout promise.. Finally, Akela presented the scarf to each new cub.

It is such a joy to see the recruits receiving their scarf and woggle joining the big scouting family.
Senior Sixer getting the State flag
ready for the ceremony
The ceremony...
The scout promise...
Receiving the scarf...
A group photos of the new cubs with Mr. Chia