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 25, 2014

Scarf Scarf Scarf, 25th January 2014

Written by: Claudia Kong, Sixer & Scribe

After the usual horse-shoe formailities and attendance taking, Sixers met up with their six in Sixer's corner helping their members to work on their Proficiency badges and their arrows too. I am glad that all except one in my six already attained at least a Bronze Arrow :-)

After Sixer's corner, we spent lots of time with our scarf! As adult leaders observed that many of the cubs do not turn up in tidy scout uniform (especially the scraf), we went through an entire session of learning how to fold our scraf properly. After which, we had a scarf folding competition ;-)

Before the meeting ended today, many badges were given out. Feedbacks on the quality of the six's scout log were also given.

While the main pack were having fun with our scarves, the new recruits enoyed themselves with many getting-to-know you games and some simple drills.

I am so looking forward to our annual campfire!

Sixer's corner
A cub receiving her Road Safety Badge
Time to have fun with our scarf!!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Scout Meeting with New Recruits, 18th January 2014

Written by: Lucas Tan, Senior Sixer & Scribe


Today was the second scout meeting of the year and the day the new recruits came in for their first session. During the meeting, we learnt to tie knots like reef knot, square lashing and clove hinge. After going through each of the knots in our respective sixes, Baloo also tested us on the knots. Two cubs from each six would present to the rest of the unit the three knots. Unfortunately, most were unsuccessful – which means that they need more practice.
 
While the cubs were having fun with knotting, the sixers were called to introduce themselves to the new recruits. The recruits were then tested to see if they remembered our names. Next, the sixers returned to their six while the senior sixers and a few seniors arranged a few fun games to lay with the recruits. First, we played “Dog and Bone”, and then we decided to let them have a go at playing “Pass the Hula-hoop”. The “Dog and Bone” game taught the recruits to be alert at all times, while the hula-hop game tested the recruits on their ability to coordinate and help one another. Finally we played three awesome rounds of “Amoeba” which is a bit like catching. I believe it was the best part of the meeting as the recruits seemed to be having so much fun running here and there (the seniors 
and senior sixers too!).

Another meeting over, a new one approaching! I bet everyone can’t wait for the programmes lined up for them in the net meeting!

Horse-shoe.... 
Recruits joining in horse-shoe

Cubs learning square lashing & clove hinge

Games - "Getting to know the sixers"

Good... Morning... Baloo.....
Testing time.... Cubs in action!



Saturday, January 11, 2014

1st Scout Meeting, 11th January 2014


Written by Janice Koong, Assistant Senior Sixer & Scribe

Finally! Our first meeting of 2014! It was wonderful to see everybody assembled together once again, after two long months. There were many different expressions on every cub’s faces, running the gamut from happiness to reluctance. Clearly some people had difficulties waking up early again. 

The Senior Sixers, Assistant Senior Sixers, Sixers and Assistant Sixers arrived at the KidZone at 8am, an hour earlier than the rest, to prepare ourselves after the long break. During the extra hour, we did foot drills and practised the Horseshoe over and over again. Tiring don’t you think? Soon, the other cubs started streaming in and before we knew it, it was 9.

We began the first Scout Meeting of the year with a horseshoe, followed by Indian File and Sixers’ Corner. Sixers had to help their cubs in completing their Bronze Arrow and take some tests if they could.

After that, we assembled for foot drills. Sigh…. Long and tiresome foot drills. As it was 10.30 by the time we finished our drills, Raksha quickly gave out the new log books before she proceeded to host the Recruitment Talk. Kaa then took over, leading us as we sang songs.

At 11 AM, we ended the meeting with a Sunset Party. A few cubs stayed to join the Recruitment Talk.