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, April 19, 2014

District STC & District Campfire, 19th April 2014

On Good Friday morning, 23 cubs gathered in school early in the morning to join the many from Bukit Timah District for our Annual District Sixer Training Camp. Campers arrived with their bags and sleeping bags all set for a good time meeting other cubs in the District.

On Saturday, instead of having our usual scout meeting in the morning, about 60 cubs met in school at 6pm for the Bukit Timah District AnnualCampfire. After attendance and all, we boarded the 2 awaiting buses to Nanyang Primary School, Toh Tuck campus. It was evident that cubs were very excited. For some, meeting their friends who were attending the District Sixer Training Camp.

We had a great time at the campfire. It an evening filled with singing, games and snacks.


Waiting for the campfire to start...
Bukit Timah District Sixer Training Camp 2014
Pelican Scouts all set for the campfire! 
Campfire burning... Campfire burning...
Snack time!!! Yum Yum!!


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Camp Craft, 12th April 2014

Written by: Claudia Kong, Sixer & Scribe

"Horse Shoe!" The senior sixers shouted at 9am sharp.

After forming our Horse Shoe, we did something different from the usual. Baloo instructed us to do the Grand Howl. We had to do it so many time before finally getting it right. After the Grand Howl, we did our usual Horse Shoe formalities.

In Indian Files, Baloo got our senior sixer, Lucas to teach us the whistle commands for horse shoe and indian file. After we practice on the whistle commands, we did knots. In our six, we revised our knots especailly the Clove Hitch which is important for today's activity.

Next, each six was given some poles and ropes. After showing us an example of a shoe rack, as a six within the given time, we have to create a shoe rack. All six immediately sprung into action. Although most six did not manage to keep our shoe rack upright, I feel that we all did well for a first attempt.

Before today's meeting came to an end, Baloo got each six to stand in front to sing a song... We had great fun listening to songs ranging from Twinkle Twinkle little star, Father Abraham to Do you want to build a snowman...

It was a great scout meeting. Looking forward to the District Campfire next week.


Revising knots...
Making a camp craft using poles and ropes...
Baloo sharing what he observes...
Father Abraham has 7 children...


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Community Involvement cum Scrapbook making, 5th April 2014


Written by: Andrew Yeo, Assistant Senior Sixer & Scribe

A group of 15 scouts were chosen to help out in a Ulu Pandan Community event which involved the Prime MinisterJ.  The event was held at the Mount Sinai Park and we arrived early to rehearse our welcome.  We were supposed to salute to Prime Minister at first but this was changed, instead we had to clap for him.  The rain must have held him up as the Prime Minister was supposed to arrive by 9.15 am but instead, he arrived at 9.30 am. Everyone was so excited that when he came out of the bus, people with cameras started climbing on the benches to take pictures of him.  I felt very honoured when he shook our hands and said hello. My fellow scout friends and I took photos also got to take photos with him.
Mr Lin gave us 30 minutes to play some games at the carnival stalls set up in the park. 

Once we were done, we went back to school to join the other fellow scouts who were busy making a scrap book about interesting cuisines and attractions in Singapore.  Some groups designed their scrapbooks differently, for example: there was one group which had pictures of the food and drinks with their names labelled at the bottom of the pictures, another group brought brochures of famous attractions in Singapore and MRT maps to show the locations of the attractions.  Another group brought stickers and glitter to decorate their scrapbook.  I think the objective of this activity was to encourage the cubs’ creativity in creating the scrapbooks and also to increase their knowledge of Singapore. We ended the meeting with a game which is similar to flying a plane.  The senior sixer would shout commands on the directions of flying a plane; and those who move in the wrong direction would get disqualified