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, March 29, 2014

Job Week Reflection & Monies Collection, 29th March 2014

Written by: Caleb Liow, Sixer & Scribe

The annual Jobweek activity had ended. It is an important fund-raising for scouts.Our cub scout unit had arrived at our school for our weekly meeting. The meeting started with the usual flag-raising ceremony. Then, we split into our several sixs to write a reflection on our Jobweek experience; meanwhile , the scout leaders collected our Jobweek earnings. Some had earned a huge sum of money, striving to be the top earner, while some, just barely above their targets. 
        

After every six had handed up their earnings, and reflections completed, we played a simple game with a hula-hoop. With hands linked, each six was supposed to pass the hula-hoop forwards without breaking the link. Once the person at the start of the line had cleared the hoop, he would run to the back and just like this , we had a race. It tested not only our flexibility and agility, but also our teamwork and tactic . Afterwards, we played a much-loved game of "amoeba" . In this simple catching game , similar to virus, all the fathers had to link hands and catch the runners. When someone was caught he joined the line of catchers.This fun-filled meeting was ended with a sunset party.

Collection of Job Week Monies

Counting... Counting...

Coin! Our worst "enemies"!
Lots of effort to count these :(

Games time!!!


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Job Week 2014, 15th March - 21st March 2014

Here are some pictures of our cubs working hard during this year's job week. Well done cubs!

Thank you everyone for your kind support and generous donations.

DingDong! DingDong! Anyone home?
Cutting bread...
Polishing the leather sofa...
Washing car...
Working@Caltex!
Thanks for supporting us!
Cleaning shelves@Caltex
Thank you for you support us!
Cleaning window@DailyScoop
Thank you for your support!

Checking expiry@Caltex
Thank you Caltex!

Preparing art material@Abrakadoole
Thank you for your support!
Cleaning...

Baking cookies...
Feeding fishes...
Sweeping dried leaves...

Cleaning toys...

Tallying earnings...


Saturday, March 8, 2014

An Eventful Meeting, 8th March 2014

Written by: Claudia Kong, Sixer & Scribe


It’s another eventful Saturday morning.

We had a very SPECIAL horse-shoe today! 

During horse-shoe, a simple yet very meaningful investiture ceremony was held for the few P4 recruits that were away last week due to school P4 Malacca trip. Kaa led them in their scout promise, affirmation to be a cub scout and then presented each with our unit scarf.

Next, Raksha did a few administrative matters for this year job week  especially for those working in Caltex. She then dismissed us to our sixer corner. Sixers were asked to help pair up their cubs for the forthcoming job week. After the pairing off, we were brought to the PAL room for a detailed briefing of the job week by Kaa. After which, each cubs was issued 2 job week card. We were reminded by the adult leaders the importance of taking care of the job week card. A police report must be made for any missing card.

While the main pack was having the job week briefing, Caleb Lai & Gerald Tan took their Cook badge test. They prepared a sumptuous meal of salad, pasta, ice tea and ice cream and passed the test with flying colours.

Before today’s meeting ended, Kaa gave out a few badges. 

Well done to all cubs that had put in the effort to attain the different badges!

* Photos will be uploaded soon ....

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Investiture 2014, 1st March 2014

Written by: Lucas Tan, Senior Sixer & Scribe


Today’s meeting was a very important day for the scouts – it was the day of the Recruits’ Investiture. After the two days one night recruit induction camp, the recruits were finally ready to begin their scouting journey. The investiture is a once in a lifetime experience for the recruits – it is the time they become full-fledged 
cub scouts.

After the usual flag break ceremony, we got ready for a rehearsal for the Recruits’ Investiture. Chil dispersed us into horseshoe formation and the rehearsal began. Each Sixer of every Six with recruits had to lead their Six in the investiture. The Sixer would instruct the recruits and the Assistant Sixer to take a step back. Then, they would march to the middle of the horseshoe formation where Chil was standing. The Senior Sixers would have carried the Singapore flag and positioned themselves in front of Chil. The Sixers would then ask their recruits to face Chil and the Singapore flag.

At that point, Chil would ask the recruits, Assistant Sixer and Sixer to place their left hand on the Singapore flag. Raising their right hands in a scout salute, the recruits would recite the Scout Promise, repeating each line after Chil. The Senior Sixers would then carry the flag away and the recruits would put their hands down. Next, Chil would ask the recruits two questions: “Do u want to be a Scout?” and “Are you ready to be a Scout?” After answering yes to both questions, Chil would then take a scarf from the tray the Senior Sixer was carrying and put on the scarf for the recruit. With a left hand shake and a final salute, the recruits and the Assistant Sixer would then follow the Sixer away, back to their original horseshoe position.

After two good rounds of rehearsal, the Scouts took a break. We played two games of “Frog and Fly”. It was really enjoyable and we had lot of fun.

Finally, the long-awaited moment had arrived. Mr. Chia and parents of the recruits came down to HPPS to watch the Recruits’ Investiture. It was a solemn ceremony and an important one. Every one of the recruits had become a Cub Scout.

To all our new Cub Scouts, we welcome you with open arms as our brothers and sisters. We are proud of you and know that you will begin scouting with pride.


Senior Sixers with state flag ready for investiture
Unit scarf neatly arranged for Investiture
Principal, Mr Chia grace the ocassion
Chil, leading new scout with the scout promise
One for the album!
** Watch this space... more picture will be uploaded soon...
** A few P4 new recruits were away for the school P4 Malaccatrip. A separate investiture will be held for them.