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 25, 2015

Amazing Trail Preparation, 25th April 2015

Written by: Jessica Koong, Assistant Sixer & Scribe

The preparation for the much-anticipated Amazing Trail has started! This year is the 10th anniversary of the Amazing Trail and Singapore's 50th birthday. I am sure it will be an extraordinary, spectacular Amazing Trail! All the cubs will be performing for the gala dinner this year.

We have been split into three groups - singing, dancing and acting. I chose to dance. The dance has three segments representing the Malay, Indian, and Chinese ethnicity. Each group has a prop. The scouts in the Indian segment have bells and those in the Malay segment have scarfs. As for the scouts in the Chinese segment, we will be using fans. It will surely be a dance that is befitting to commemorate SG50! All the scouts raced to their allocated rooms and pulled off their shoes to enter the room.

In my group, there was a lot of chatter and Mdm Kerina had to raise her voice to calm everyone down. Mdm Kerina revised the dance moves step by step as we had learnt them the previous week.

Suddenly, Raksha and Aunty Joanna entered the room. They gave out the props to each scout and instructed us to take good care of them. We then resumed our rigorous dance practice. By the time we finished all the touch-ups, I was exhausted and beads of sweat formed on my forehead. “ I am so tired!” Kylie exclaimed, sitting down beside me. I had to agree. Although some of the boys did not put 100% effort into dancing, I had no doubt that they would put their heart and soul into the dance on the actual day of the performance.

 To wrap up everything, Mdm Kerina reminded us to bring our traditional costumes for the performance. I squealed in delight, as I could not wait for Amazing Trail! I wondered what the theme would be…

 There will be no scout meeting for the next two Saturdays due to mid-year examinations. Once exams are over, it’s Amazing Trail on 16 May 2015! I am really looking forward to the Amazing Trail, the best event of the year!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Amazing Trail Briefing 2015, 18th April 2015

Written by: Cheong Yew Meng, Assistant Sixer & Scribe


“Beep …..Beep !! Horseshoe!!!” the Senior Sixers shouted at the top of their voices. Doing my job as an Assistant Sixer, I got my Kangaroo members to get in line and got in the line myself. After colour party, we got into indian file and took attendance and then Baloo asked who did not come for the district campfire held at Greenridge Primary. A few got valid reasons, A few did not. “Foot Drills???” the entire pack said in unison. Every six had to stand up one by one to do foot drills.

It was tough as some could not differentiate “ke kanan pusing” and “ke keri pusing”. After those were over, we had to do contribute to the Amazing Trail Gala Dinner. I picked dance over singing. In conjunction with SG50, we had to wear a traditional costume and do a dance relating to racial harmony. After the first round of practice, we ended the scout meeting at 11a.m. Next, we went to the Pal Room to do our briefing on the Amazing trail. 

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of The Amazing Trail. So it is going to be a grand and memorable event. During the briefing, some scouts and parents raised some queries which Baloo answered beautifully. Baloo said that we will be blogging on the Tumblr. We went home happily and looking forward to the next scout meeting.




Saturday, April 11, 2015

District Campfire, 11th April 2015


Written by: Kwey Xiu Xi, Sixer & Scribe

Today was the day of the District Campfire. The Sixers-in-training went to the District Sixers Training Camp yesterday, and today we meet them there for a grand campfire!

At six in the evening, we gathered at school, and prepared to leave for the campfire. We travelled on the school bus, which was filled with noise of the excited chatter. It seemed like everyone was looking forward to this campfire.

When we reached the school where the campfire was to be held, we saw the fire wood, placed in the familiar positions we knew, and also a string leading from the second floor down into the campfire wood. Eager as we were, we had to sit in the canteen to wait for them to be ready. We talked about how the school canteen looked like, the different schools of scouts present, (we recognized Beacon Primary school, and another school with a blue scarf) and explained to our recruit the difference of the District campfire and our school campfire.

After a few minutes we were allowed to sit around the campfire. Just as we predicted, they lit the campfire using a “fireball”. At the highest point of the string was a bundle of flammable material, and they lit the string under it. This was slightly different from the other fireballs, as we watched the fire creep up the string and light the fireball before it zoomed down the line into the firewood. Then, “Campfire’s Burning” was sang. The campfire was a mixture of performances by the groups of Sixers-in-training and songs. 

They had some new songs to teach us, apart from our classics that were quite interesting. Also, they ended the campfire in a different way. The guest-of-honour threw a water bomb in the fire, and they emptied a bucket of water on it. I was a little worried that the plastic on the water bomb may melt then.

I hope that the sixers-in-raining are able to learn some songs from the other scouts when they come back. All in all, I think many of us enjoyed the campfire, and I look forward to the next one.