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, August 30, 2014

Outdoor Cooking, 30th August 2014


Written by: Cheong Yew Meng, Assistant Sixer & Scribe


“Beep….beep! HORSESHOE!” The Senior Sixers blew their whistles. I immediately gathered together with my Sixer .Doing my job as a new Assistant Sixer, I helped the others get in line. After horseshoe, we gathered in indian file. Baloo scolded the scouts that came late and the scouts that were missing parts of their uniform. I hoped the scouts have learnt their lessons and not repeat the same mistakes again.

For this week, we have a fun and interesting activity – Outdoor Cooking. All of us are going to be transformed into mini-chefs and cooks! We started cooking at 10 am. The most challenging part of Outdoor Cooking was to start a fire using only twigs and matchsticks. With the assistance of the Leaders and the learning from the recent Sixer Training Camp, we managed to start the fire. I was in charge of cutting the fruits and vegetables. After finishing cutting, we brought the food to cook! We cooked egg with crabmeat, fishcake with bean sprouts and chicken wings! We went to the canteen to eat our self-prepared delicious cuisine!

Time really flies every time when we have fun. Very soon, it was time for dismissal. We got into our horseshoe and did sunset party. And we went home feeling happy and satisfied.

Only 3 matchsticks?? How to start the fire??

Help please??

Hmmm.. let me try!

Master Chef in the making 

Look at our yummy meal!












Saturday, August 23, 2014

Green Corridor Hike, 23rd August 2014


Written by Jessica Koong, Assistant Sixer & Scribe

Everyone assembled at the foyer at 7am sharp. It was our 2nd hike of the year. We were all very thrilled!

Claudia and Daniel called for Indian File and took attendance. Everybody was present, save some who were either sick or busy. Chil briefed us on the safety precautions as the path would be very muddy. Also, he roughly explained the route to us - from Bukit Merah to Greenleaf and then back to school. Before we knew it, we filled two big buses and set off to the starting point of our little adventure!

Upon reaching our destination, we lined up in a single file according to our sixes, from Bilby to Wombat 2. Along the way, we would change positions, so that each six had a chance to lead.

At the starting point at Bukit Merah, we were greeted “warmly” by an extremely muddy path. Many of us were horrified. How were we going to get through? Nevertheless, we believed in ourselves and braced ourselves for the worst.

Every step I took, I could feel the mud below me sinking slowly, just like quicksand but a little slower. My foot got stuck in the gooey mud several times and it was really fun trying to get my foot out! Unfortunately, some of the boys fell into the mud. Eeewwee! I felt sorry for them. Imagine the mud all over you! The adult leaders helped the “victims of the mud” clean up by giving them wet tissue wipes.

There were even tadpoles in some of the puddles! I wonder how they can survive in there! After about 4 kilometers, we reached our resting point where we could consume the snacks or food we brought. We rested for about 20 minutes before continuing our trail.

After our break, we met a dog named Butch. It had a beautiful white coat. It was with its owner and they were taking the same path as us! What a coincidence! We also passed through a dark tunnel where there were many rocks and pebbles. It was really hard to walk and maintain our balance. It was really slippery! Some of us whipped out our torches and used the light to guide us through. We stayed together, not wanting anyone to slip.

The rest of the hike was not as muddy as the first half. We then had a second break and ate up the rest of our food! We were famished and gobbled down the food like we had not eaten for the past day. We were only 10 minutes away from school, so we persevered although our legs were aching. While crossing the main road, Chil warned us to be careful and to walk briskly as the whole pack might not get across the road at one go.

During the final stretch, we sprinted all the way back, relieved to reach school safe and sound. When Chil announced that we had walked or as you may call it, hiked, 10.88 kilometers, we were taken aback! All the adults gave resounding applause! I could tell everyone, adults and cub scouts, was proud as it had been our longest hike ever! Well done, everyone!

The start of the L...O...N...G... hike!!!!

It's so muddy!!!

Girls power!!

Are we there yet??

Just a little bit more down the path..

Finally! Resting our feet and eating our food!

Chilling out!! Phew! No mokey here!!

The adults volunteers... We did it too!!!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Footdrill, First Aid & Fun games, 16 August 2014

Written by: Kwey Xiu Xi, Sixer & Scribe


As the title, location and date tells you, this paragraph is about the Cub Scout Meeting on the 16th of August. Anyway, I came to scouts early to hand up some bits of my Silver Arrow, and I saw 4 big scouts. Later, I found out that they were some Scouts who would be teaching us for the next three/four weeks. I was pretty excited, until I found out that the first programme on the list was foot drills. I do my best at them, but still do not really “enjoy” them.

Well, foot drills weren’t bad. We learnt this new interesting exercise called the Parade Party or something. We just stood still. We managed to get up to 3 minutes and 30 seconds. Next, we had first aid. We were taught how to tie the normal arm sling, the elevated arm sling, how to bandage a hand with an object stuck in it, and a head bandage. The arm slings were easy to tie with our scarfs and I soon got the hang of it.

Lastly, we had games. We played Captain’s Ball, where you had to try to throw the ball to your representative at the other end of the court. We were split into groups of eleven. My team was awesome! On the whole, we did very well. 

On a whole, you can see that the games were the most heated and most exciting. But, I also learnt new things, especially the triangular bandage tying. It is hiking next week,and outdoor cooking the week after. Scouts is just so exciting!

Brother Scouts from Hwa Chong...

Footdrill...

Footdrill....

Listening attentively to the first aid lesson!

Time to practice :p

Saturday, August 2, 2014

National Day Dinner @ Ulu Pandan CC, 2nd August 2014

Henry Park Pelican Scout unit is honoured to be invited to be the guard-of-honour to welcome the Minister, Mr Christopher de Souza to the National Day Dinner held at Ulu Pandan Community Club on 2nd August 2014.

At 6pm, 22 Sixers and Assistant Sixers gathered outside the school library in their smart full scout uniform ready for the evening!

Upon arrival at the CC, the person-in-charge gave a short run through of what the cubs is required to do. Apart from having 16 cubs to form 2 rows along the red carpet to salute and welcome the minister, the organiser also needed 3 cubs to "escort" the guest of honour down the red carpet, 3 cubs to take care of the National Flag during the National Anthem and 1 cub to lead everyone in our pledge.

It was an evening to remember asour  cubs did their best to do our school and unit proud. Mr. Chia, our principal personally came by to support and thank the cubs for gracing the ocassion.

22 cubs all smart & ready for the evening

3 cubs to welcome guest of honour...

A picture with Mr Christopher de Souza..

Our "flag bearer"

Cubs at the red carpet... All set!!

The guest of honour...

National Anthem...

Mr Chia thanking the cubs!



Tobacco Free Generation Talk & Fun Camp Briefing, 2nd August 2014


Written by: Evangel Wong, Assistant Senior Sixer & Scribe


"BEEP!"   "BEEP!" went the whistle Claudia, Daniel and myself blew the whistle loudly to signal for horse shoe. This was my first time being the assistant senior sixer but not for the rest as I missed the last week scout meeting!!!*_*  

All the cub scouts scurried into their places, we did our usual horse shoe ritual. 


After that all the cubs were in horse shoe but they took quite long to gather in Indian file so, baloo asked  the senior sixer to go to a different place and call out for Indian file again. We did that until baloo was satisfied with the time spent on forming the Indian file . 

When we were done with that baloo asked us some question such as what we were thinking during the one minute of silence. Some examples for the question are.....1)ways to help people  2) Ways on improving myself 3) Thanking god on what all the amazing things I have.....and plenty more. Baloo also asked questions like what is the meaning of the Scout promise? And what is the meaning of the Scout law? 


We talked about those questions for a while than, we all went to the teaching lab to have two briefings. One about a Tobacco free Generation talk presented by : Dr Koong and another talk about this year end Fun camp!!! 

The tobacco free generation talk was a proposal that those born after 2000 and gradually, will NEVER smoke before or after the age 18. Dr Koong also told us the bad effects of smoking! Some SCARY examples...Lung cancer, heart problem , shortened life span .......and plenty more!!! I sure do not want that to happen to me! I hope you too. Dr Koong told us about a competition Step number 1) Find a small group of people to enter the competition with Step number 2) make a good video to let people know about the proposal, and warn them about smoking, then send the video to the tobacco free generation website. Step number 3) If your group does your very best and video is amazing your group might stand a chance on winning attractive prizes! 


The next talk was just a brief explanation on what was going to happen during this year ends Fun camp! The people organising the activities during Fun camp presented the talk. They told us about the amazingly FUN activities we were going to during the Fun camp! :D I was so excited about it and I am.... quite sure we were ALL excited too!!!! After the talk it was sadly the end of this weeks scout meeting....:(  Everybody left happily...............

Cubs listening attentively to Dr Koong...

Let's be the Tobaco Free Generation!

Parents joining in the talks...

Camp Challenging staff giving a briefing about the fun camp