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, July 27, 2013

An Eventful Scout Meeting, 27th July 2013


 Written by: Claudia Kong, Sixer & Scribe

Today is our first scout meeting after the handover.

After horseshoe, in Indian files, attendance was taken.

We were all very excited when Raksha announced that she would be giving out the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum leather woggle for this year’s job week. A special edition Black leather woggle was also given out to the top earners of this year’s job week. Two cubs, Sean Daly and Alyssa Daly, tie in their earnings to become the joint top earners. 

Next, Raksha & Kaa conducted a simple badge giving ceremony. A few Gold, Silver and Bronze arrows were given out. Camper proficiency badges were given out to all those cubs attended the recent Sixer Training Camp. Some other proficiency badges like Entertainer and Animal Lover were also given out. We also received our Bumblebee and Squirrel badges today. Yay!!!

After all the badges were given out, it was time for the adult leaders to collect from us the donation draw tickets and the money. While the collection was taking place, Sixers were instructed to go through the yellow test booklet with their six to ensure the yellow booklet is filled up accordingly.

Today, Baloo also taught us knotting. He taught us Reef knot and Clover Hitch. After giving us some time to practice how to tie these two knots, we had an inter-six knotting competition. Apart from speed, each six also need to tie the knots correctly. During the first round of the game, none of the six win the game!! “Crash & Burn”, exclaimed Baloo!!!  He had to gather us and revised the knots with us once again. Most six did better after the revision. The result of today’s inter-six competition is as follows:
1st: Wombat 2
2nd: Emu
3rd: Wombat 1

Before today’s meeting ended, Raksha returned the scout logs to each six. Once again, she sternly reminded all cubs to be responsible when we are assigned with the scout log. Raksha also showed us a sample of the quality of scout log she would like to see. Finally, she reminded all cubs to be on time for scout meeting and to ensure we come for meeting in proper scout attire.

It was indeed a very eventful scout meeting with the new batch of sixers… 

Job Week Top Earners...
Sean & his sister Alyssa 
Cubs Receiving Camper Proficiency Badge
A cub receiving his Gold Arrow...
Baloo teaching cubs knotting...

A cub showing how a Clover Hitch is done
Practise makes perfect :-)
Baloo revising the Clover Hitch
Inter-six competition...

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Distinguished Service Awards 2013, 24th July 2013

Our heartiest congratulations to 

Akela & Raksha 

for receiving 
The Singapore Scout Association 
Distinguished Service Award
from 
President Tony Tan @ The Istana 
on 24th July 2013

We are so proud of you!
Thank you for your years of service! 
The Award Ceremony...
Star to Silver Award, Mr. Robert Koh (Akela)
Bronze Award, Mrs Michelle Koh (Raksha)

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Handover Ceremony, 20th July 2013

ENTRY 1.... Written by: Caleb Liow, Sixer & Scribe

Everyone was eagerly anticipating the announcement of the new batch of leaders. The Senior Sixers conducted their last horseshoe before Raksha made a few announcements.

Afterwards, Chill brought us out to the open grounds to do some foot drills. His aim was for us to be coordinated as we stamp our foot in unison. We revised some of the commands like "Sernandiri", "Serdiya", "Kekanang Rurose", " Kekanang Puseng" etc.The foot drill trained us to be alert and follow instructions. We had to respond in time and on time and not rush. "Listen to the command," reminded Chill.

We had a brief explanation of how the ceremony would be conducted before the announcement of the new batch of Leaders. Finally, the long awaited moment came. The new batch of assistant Sixers, Sixers and Senior Sixers was announced! Our new Senior Sixer is Lucas, with Janice and Andrew as the two assistant Senior Sixer. All the chosen scout each received their certificate of appointment and badge.


The handover ceremony finally commenced. Each outgoing Sixer, bearing the Six flag and carrying the scout  log, marched forward with his Six following closely behind. The  new Sixer was waiting eagerly at the opposite end of the square. I beamed with a great sense of pride and gladness when the Playtypus flag and scout log were finally  handed to me. I am now the Sixer for Playtypus and my 2 assistant Sixers are Zi Rong and Ka Henn.


As part of the tradition,the Scout flag, Pelican flag and other items were passed from the old Senior Leaders to the new Senior leaders. The new Senior Sixers were also given a whistle each.


To end the ceremony, 2 cub scouts from each Six carried their P6 scouts away from the pack using the firemen's chair. This seems to signify a send-off for the P6s as they take a break for their PSLE exams.


During our first Sixers council meeting for the new batch of leaders, Kar reminded us of the values of a Sixer and our responsibilities. Indeed, as Sixers, we must share our knowledge, give clear  instruction, lead by example, encourage our team and be responsible. 


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ENTRY 2... Written by: Benjamin Johan, Asssitant Sixer & Scribe

Today, was when the scout leaders would decide on who the next badge of sixers, assistant sixers, senior sixer and assistant senior sixer. I am very excited! 


When I came, I saw my friends there. Some of the scout were also there. However, Akela was not there. What a pity!

“Peep…peep peep!!! Horse Shoe!!!” The senior sixers shouted. We all rushed into our Horse Shoe formation! After that, we had to do footdrill. We all were sweating madly! The footdrill has taught me many different things!

Now, we had to announce the new batch of sixers, assistant sixers, senior sixer and assistant senior sixer! I am very excited! In the end, I become the assistant sixers! I am very happy! My parents would surely be proud of me!

My friend Andrew Yeo, was elected as assistant senior sixer! Lucas Tan got elected as senior sixer!

I hope that the next scout meeting will be as great as this scout meeting!!!
L to R: Janice Koong(Assistant Senior Sixer, 2013),
 Andew Yeo(Assistant Senior Sixer, 2013),
Lucas Tan(Senior Sixer, 2013), Justin Kong(Senior Sixer, 2012),
Hoo Jihn Shenn(Assistant Senior Sixer 2012) 
Newly appointed Sixers for 2013
Let the handover begin...
"Retiring" Senior Sixer, Justin handing the
Scout flag to Lucas
"Retiring" Assistant Senior Sixer, Jihn Shenn handing
 over the attendance folders to Janice 
Jihn Shenn handing over Pelican Flag to Andrew
One for the album...
"Retiring" Sixers getting ready to handover
The AWESOME P6 Cubs!!
We are going miss you!
The Send off...
Look how strong the girls can be :-)
Feeling like a king...
Getting some help from Lynette,
Assistant Senior Sixer(2011)
Thankful for the seniors..
Justin giving some guidances to the new Senior Sixers 
Kaa addressing the new sixers at their 1st Sixer Council






Saturday, July 13, 2013

Scout Meeting, 13th July 2013



Written by: Lucas Tan, Assistant Sixer & Scribe

Yeah!  The long awaited scout meeting of Term 3 has finally arrived! 

Raksha had instructed us to bring four items,
1. Scissors
2. White Glue
3. Colour Pencils
4. Markers

I had a feeling we would be doing something really fun today, and I was right! After the usual horseshoe, Mdm Kerina showed us a pack of ice cream sticks. She told us that we were going to make something very interesting out of these ice cream sticks – we were going to construct what we thought futuristic scouting would be like. For example, we could build futuristic tents or uniforms. 

Each Six was limited to one pack of ice cream stick each. We had to use this limited resource to construct our vision of scouting in the future. As soon as we were split into our Sixers’ Corner, we immediately started working on our arts and craft project. We had to take time to visualize the design before constructing the actual model.

Most Sixes had the same idea in mind - to build futuristic campfires and tents. Some even made a new futuristic scout uniform.  My Six decided to make a solar-powered campfire. The solar energy would be used to start a fire.

Time’s up. We had to showcase our models and explain why we had built this particular item and what purpose it served.  One Six came up with a tent that looked small on the outside but was huge on the inside. They even claimed that there would be a swimming pool, personal toilets, a shopping centre, comfortable rooms to sleep in and even a play area in the tent itself.  How I wish that could be true….

In the end, Platypus Six got the highest amount of points for giving a good explanation and making a very interesting item.  They received 90 points. 

Today’s meeting was indeed a good one to start of a whole new term of scouting. 

Planning Stage...
What shall we do?? 
Work in progress...
Young Engineers @ Work...
The Presentation...
Presenting their creation...
Some end products... 
Futuristic  waterproof Scout Uniform
done by Wombat 1 :-)
The winning entry :-) Well done Platypus!




Monday, July 8, 2013

Sixer Training Camp 2013 - Journal Entries

Here are some of the journals done by the cubs during the Sixer Training Camp...