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 23, 2016

Badges... Badges... Badges... 23rd April 2016

Written By: Jasper Koh, Sixer & Scribe

It was a Saturday morning as we started our scout meeting as usual. We got into Indian file and adjusted our lines. Baloo then came and everyone greeted him. The first thing he asked us to do was to get the Sixers to sing the song “Bare Necessities” as we watched the “Jungle Book” book last week. When the Sixers got up, we only sang the song softly and Baloo got us to go back and sit down. Soon, he led the song and everyone started singing along loudly.

“Enough of singing, now let’s see if you were attentive and alert during the movie with a quiz,” Baloo said. The prizes were kites! One of the first few questions was : Who is Seethi? Lots of people thought Seethi was an elephant but it was revealed that Seethi was the actor acting as Mowgli. One of the hardest questions that no one answered was what the “Law of the jungle” was. It was actually a very long law and no one could answer it.

After the questions, we were divided into groups based on the arrows we got and what we target to get. We discussed with the adult leaders based on the requirements we had to do and they recommended some easy badges we can easily do. After that, we lined up in horseshoe and ended our meeting earlier at 11a.m. as there was an amazing trail briefing.


All the scouts went up to the pal room for the briefing. When we were there, Baloo announced that it was one of the cubs birthday, Thaarmin. We sang the birthday song and at the end of the briefing there were pizzas. Baloo started talking about the amazing and highlighted the key points. After the briefing, we went home and looking forward to the next scout meeting.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Tent Pitching, 9th April 2016

Written: Cheong Yew Meng, Sixer & Scribe

It was a normal Saturday scouts meeting but there was a special meeting that was only for the sixers and assistant sixers. We were told by Raksha that we had to come at 8.15am, 45 minutes before the meeting actually began. There was a new parent volunteer whom we address as Mr Cheong. He gave all of the sixers and assistant sixers a good talk about our standard of discipline and told us to work for our progress badges.

“Beep…. Beep…. Horseshoe!” The senior sixers shouted. We started the meeting 15 minutes later as the sixers had a good talk by mister Cheong and have not set up the flagpole yet. After all the horseshoe ceremony. There was a minor change in six members. We collected the money for the movie tickets to see the jungle book in the cinema.

Then, mister Tan told us that we had to pitch a tent. We went out to the field to watch mister tan pitch a tent. Although it was boring and many six members asked their sixer if they could drink water, we all stayed and watched till the end.

It then came to the hard part-pitching the tent. The sixers did their best in commanding and physically helping. very soon, all the tents managed to stand up and was fixed. Some six members went in their built tent and had fun. They were disappointed when they were Told to unpack the tent. it was a long process but they managed to do it.


We went back to the kidzone to rest and to wait for those who have not finished packing. Baloo appeared and he told us about the behaviour we should observe at the cinema. The fate of the place where the six is sitting lies in the hands of the sixers. they drew lots and some were lucky, some were not. We ended the meeting by doing the sunset party and went home happily.










Saturday, April 2, 2016

Area Camp cum Area Campfire, 2nd April 2016


Written by: Jessica Koong, Sixer & Scribe leader

“Are we there yet? How much longer?” The complaints streamed out of the cubs as we made our way to Nanyang Primary School. We were going for the district campfire! This year, the district training camp was held at Nanyang Primary School and all the cubs felt lethargic from the bus ride.

When we reached Nanyang Primary School, a hush fell upon the cubs as we weaved our way into the school compound. On our right lay a field, as green as it could be, and on our left stood a grand sweeping staircase that led to the parade square. Making our way up the staircase, I noticed that the trainees had yet to arrive.

After waiting for what felt like an eternity, the campfire started. Ms Lee, the principal of Nanyang Primary School declared the campfire open and a ball of fire whizzed in the air and landed in the stack of wood. The emcees kick started the campfire by playing a game. Then, it was time for the different patrols to perform on stage. We sang along with the patrols, having fun all the way. For the song ‘A Thousand Legged Worm’, all the scouts were invited to form a ‘choo-choo train’ and dance around the campfire.

Time flew in a blink of an eye and before we knew it, it was time for refreshments. We ended the campfire on a high note as Ms Lee declared the campfire closed. When we were all seated down with our drinks, we slurped them up greedily. Coincidentally, it was one of our cub’s birthday! We sang him a birthday song and he flushed in embarrassment.

Tired but in high spirits, we boarded the bus to return to Henry Park Primary School. Nicole, Min Wenn and I helped Mrs Kong carry the apple pies on to the bus. When we reached school, the apple pies were given out and all of us sighed when the warm apple bits touched our taste buds. One by one, the scouts went home. I cannot wait for the next campfire! 



Ready for the Area Campfire

Campfire burning in the dark dark night...