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, October 18, 2014

P6 Outing, 18th October 2014

Written by: Lucas Tan, Senior Sixer 2013-2014 & Guest Scribe

This Saturday, the long awaited P6 Scout Activities had finally arrived.I couldn't believe it - We, the Primary 6 Scouts have retired and it was time for our "retirement party". 

What did we do? Awesome stuff. The first thing we did was - Archery. We went to Ace Archery and learnt the basic skills of archery. We even got to put our skills to the test! Aim and Draw then... Fire! With a thump, our arrows hit home. The first part was target practice. We had loads of fun attempting to shoot the bullseye! Soon, we did a little more fun game. Using the bow arrow, we had to pop some balloons. Some of us managed to pop the balloons on the first try while others took two or three. It was really great fun, having the feel of being an archer!We felt so pro.

After a hearty McDonalds lunch, we went for a few rounds of bowling. With the bowling pins in sight, we ran forward and rolled the bowling ball........ Whack! A strike! The competition was on and we tried our best to hit down as many pins as possible. Sadly, our bowling balls rolled into the gutter a number of times. Still, we had a whale of a time bonding with our friends and bowling our hearts out. It was the best experience we ever had! The Primary Sixers had a well-deserved break that was full of fun! 

Arrived.. Preparing for horse-shoe..
They looked lost!! 

Listening attentatively to the briefing

Checking it out!!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Night Hike & Kite Flying, 11th October 2014


Written by: Janice Koong, Assistant Senior Sixer 2013-2014 and Guest Scribe

“Call Indian File and take attendance,” Raksha instructed Claudia and Evangel, the Senior Sixers.

Within minutes, Indian File was formed, attendance was taken and Chil was ready to brief us on the 2nd last activity of the year, our night hike.

Although the consent form said that we would be hiking from Tanjong Rhu to Marina Barrage, Chil explained that the hike had to be shortened due to the haze. He also explained the various safety precuations and soon we filled two buses, heading to Marina Barrage.

After a long ride, we finally reached Marina Barrage. We were greeted by a huge group of people, as there was an event going on. We quickly got into Indian File next to the carpark and waited for further instructions. Chil told us that we would spend the next half an hour or so colouring our kites and after that fly them. The cubs seemed rather enthusiatic and in no time everybdy’s kites were coloured really beautifully. Some of them were trying to fly their kites on the grass patch near where we were but to no avail. Once everybody was ready to move up to fly their kite, the adult leaders led us up six by six.

Up at the barrage, there were children flying kites and families having picnics. Everyone there was definitely having a marvellous time.

Very soon, our cubs joined in the crowd and many were seen trying to get their kite going. Some just had no luck with flying kites and did not manage to get their kite up. Nevertheless, they did not give up and tried again and again. A small number managed to get their kites up pretty fast.
Everyone started to get hungry and began whipping out their snacks to eat. Sushi, oreo, chicken nuggets, seaweed and many others. Some even speacially packed ice boxes to keep their drinks cold!

At about 6:30pm, Chil came around and told us to meet at the ground floor by 7pm, as we would start hiking then. We began hiking from Marina Barrage to Kallang, about 5.4km. Along the way, the path was rather dark so we took extra care to stay as a group. Sometimes we had to stay in single file as the path was too narrow and sometimes we had to keep to the right as there were cyclists using the path too.

Along the way, at about the 2.5km mark, we stopped for a short break. Soon, we were again on our trail and heading towards the Sports Hub, where we would take a group photo then heading towards where the bus would pick us up.

Within 20mins, we were in school and the cubs were all exausted. Chil did a short debrief and the cubs followed their parents home to shower and rest.

** Stay tune... pictures will be uploaded soon.. **

Akela Award Assessment, 11 October 2014

I followed the group of Akela Award candidates to the Scout Headquarters in Bishan for our final round of assessment. We were proudly dressed in full scout uniform and the national scarf for the first time, looking extremely neat.
Written by: Caleb Liow, Sixer 2013-2014 & Guest Scribe  

We arrived at our location and we were split into several groups with other cub scouts from other packs. I was placed in group B3 and we proceeded to complete my quiz. It tested us on our knowledge of the first-aid, track and trail , the history of scouting ....

Afterwards, my group played a series of three simple games to assess our teamwork and leadership skills. Upon reflection, I could have performed better and I feel that my group fared best in the “human knot” game and the worst in the “floating straw” game. Even the senior scout observing us was impressed by how fast we entangled ourselves and agreed that we could have co-operated better in the other game.

Finally the much anticipated (or rather, much feared)  interview arrived. I was relieved at the prospect that it was a group and not individual one. We took turns, one-by-one , to answer the various questions the examiners shot at us. They inquired on the knowledge we learn in scouting and the daily application of them and other topics.

We returned for the tabulation and announcement of the results of the assessment.    “ Congratulations , ALL pass !” shouts of joy filled the auditorium as everyone received two of the coveted AKELA AWARD badge. I was elated to hold this badge , for it is the highest form of recognition that a cub scout can receive. As joyous as I was, I was disappointed as there was no more Honors this year and we would not be able to receive the wolf woggle.

8 Akela Award Candidates, deck in national scarf, all smart & ready for the assessment.
 (L to R) : Claudia Kong, Janice Koong, NIcholas Yee, Yip Tze Ray, Goh Zi Rong, Lucas Tan, Daniel Por & Caleb Liow.
Not in picture: Evangel Wong (reporting directly to HQ) &
Mark Lim (absent due to school oversea trip, his assessment will be on 18/10)