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, May 31, 2014

Mozzie Buster, 31st May 2014


Written by: Lucas Tan, Senior Sixer & Scribe

“Bzzz… bzzz… bzzz” goes the mosquito! Can you guess what we did today? A group of us went for a Mozzie Buster Programme at the Scout H.Q. where we learnt what Aedes mosquitos are and how to prevent them. The aim of the programme was for us scouts to learn the importance of keeping Aedes mosquitos at bay and then spreading the awareness to others. We even planned out our steps to teach pre-schoolers about Aedes mosquitos – Here, take a look!

Teaching Point
Activities
      1.    What is an Aedes mosquito?
    Sing an Aedes mosquito song
    Life Cycle of a Mosquito – Card Matching
    Acting out of different stages of a growing mosquito
     2.    How does an Aedes mosquito spread diseases?
    Symptoms of Dengue Fever – Card matching + Acting
    Skit
     3.    Spot the Mozzie Game
    Picture of a certain area + circle possible mosquito breeding zones
    Stickers given as reward
     4.    How to prevent Mozzies from breeding
    “Do the Mozzie Wipeout” online video
    List down the prevention steps
     5.    Dengue Traffic Light
    Show different coloured cards – Red, Yellow or Green
Red – Sit Down (Danger)
Yellow – Stand on the Spot (Potential Danger)
Green – Walk Around (Safe Area)
      6.   Quiz Time
    True/False Questions
True – Stand
False – Sit

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Scout Meeting, 24th May 2014

Written by: Andrew Yeo, Assistant Senior Sixer & Scribe

Scouts sedia!" today, was my second time doing color party since our Senior Sixer, Lucas was not here. After color party, we immediately started our official scout meeting.

Today was very special because one of our cub scouts managed to get a Collector proficiency badge .We are very happy for that particular cub and we wish that more cub scouts will continue to work hard to achieve more proficiency badges.
            

A particular game we played today was a hybrid version of 'dog and bone ' where a few people whom were 'amoeba ' would catch anybody who goes near the bone would be chased by the 'amoeba' , but those who successfully got away with the bone and who were not caught would immediately get one point awarded to their group.

Another game we played was 'Amoeba' which had a new rule . The new rule was that we could not exit and hide outside of the Kidz Zone would be immediately get banned from playing the game by waiting outside until the game was over. Although my fellow cub scouts and I were banned , we still managed to have some fun by playing this game called 'Zha'. 

I am sure that all of the cub scouts were tired running around playing Amoeba. So, we started to do some foot drills after giving them a short break. Mrs Koh then handed out a small packet consisting of a bookmark and a carabiner holder for those who earned $120 and above for Job Week . I am sure that after receiving them, all the cub scouts were very happy.

Just to remind all, we have already received our donation draw tickets and I am sure that we  will all do our best in selling them during our upcoming holidays.  See all of you in July !

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Track and Trail Day, 10th May 2014


Written by: Janice Koong, Assistant Senior Sixer & Scribe

The senior sixers blew their whistles at 9am and the cubs scrambled to form the horseshoe. This time, Emu did the colour party. After the horseshoe, we assembled in Indian File and marked our attendance.

Chil announced that we were going to do Track & Trail, which is required for the Bronze Arrow. We were taught different signs and each six was given a task to complete. Each six had to use sticks and rocks to form the signs. Thereafter, Chil visited each six and questioned the members about each sign.

We took a short break before gathering back in Indian File. Then, Raksha filled us in on some details of the upcoming Amazing Trail, on 17th May. She told us to be punctual and meet in school at 8:30am. She also informed us on what to wear.

Before heading home, we went through the horseshoe and sunset party.

The cubs who planned to apply for Akela Award stayed back after the pack meeting to meet Mdm Kerina.

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