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 27, 2016

Visit to Police & Fire Station, 27th August 2016

Written by: Joanne Koong, Assistant Sixer & Scribe

The foyer was filled with chatter. Today we were going to the Queenstown police and the fire station. Some of the P5 and P6 went for the Akela award interview. “ Okay. Now, we are going to check if everyone has brought their consent forms,” Raksha announced. Everyone instinctively stood up and our names were called out.

Soon, we found ourselves at the station. My group went to the police station followed by the fire station. We were then briefed about what a policeman has to wear. The five main equipment are 10 bullets, a rifle, a taser, a T-baton and a pair of handcuffs. We went to the armoury and learnt that only one person is allowed in the armoury at one time. We were then briefed about what would happen if we bullied other people or stole. If we bullied someone, there is a chance that we may go to jail! Last but not least, they explained the insides of a police car.

 Not long after we went to the fire station. At the fire station, we found ourselves beside a pump ladder on a fiery red fire engine. There were 3 main cabins, 2 at the sides and 1 at the back. The 2 cabins at the side contained all the equipment firemen need to put out a fire such as hoses, all sorts of tools and fire extinguishers. The only thing missing is the water! It is contained in the back cabin, which can hold up to 2400 litres of water! Sitting on a nearby table, were the special breathing apparatus which is used when there is a lack of oxygen.

 Last but not least, we reached a fireman’s pole! There, we learnt the three ways of sliding down the fireman’s pole. The bear hug, the Singapore style and the satay! The bear hug was when a single person would ‘hug’ the pole while sliding down. The Singapore style was a bit awkward. The satay style is when many people do the Singapore style on the fireman’s pole at the same time. The fireman showed us a demo and it was hilarious!

Next up, the ‘bowling alley’! We were trained to throw the hose well, so that our friends could catch it. Anika was the only one who was able to extinguish the ‘fire’! Well done Anika! In a blink of an eye, it was time to go. Saying good-bye with heavy hearts, we boarded the bus. Ah! What a wonderful day!




Saturday, August 13, 2016

Outdoor Cooking, 13th August 2016


Written by: Trisha Chan, Sixer & Scribe

“Horseshoe!”  The senior sixers hollered. After we assembled in Horseshoe formation, we did color party and observed one minute of silence. Then we found ourselves sitting on the floor in Indian file, looking up at Raksha.

Last week, Raksha told us to bring our mess tins for next week’s activity, which was outdoor cooking! Now she asked us to move our bags to Kidzone 2, and take out our mess tins. At Kidzone 2, each six was assigned a spot to cook, and we also found out that we were going to cook a burger!

Next, the sixers went forward to collect solid fuel and portable stoves. Every scout got three pieces of solid fuel and a portable stove to cook with.
First, we put a piece of solid fuel on the portable stove. Then, we lit a match, and we put it on the solid fuel to burn it. When that was done, we put our 
mess tins on the cooker, and cracked an egg in our mess tins.

Some scouts preferred scrambled eggs to sunny-side up eggs, while others liked it the other way around. So, we did our eggs the way we wanted to. 

Next, we fried our fish filets. To fry them, we poured oil into our mess tins. Then we put the fish filets in our mess tins to be cooked.

Soon, we were done cooking our food. So we cleaned up our cooking area and went to the canteen to put our food on the tables.

The next step we did was to eat! We were each given a bun to put our food in. We could also add Tar-Tar sauce to our burger! The burger was delicious! When we were done eating, we did the sunset party and went home.


Cooking fun...
An attempt to light the solid fuel
Ex-Senior Sixers back to help
Assembling the burger
The girls are ready!
The boys are ready to try the burger too 
Smile :)
Cheers!
Can we eat now?
A picture with Raksha!


Saturday, August 6, 2016

Young Aviator Badge, 6th August 2016


Written by: Jasper Koh, Sixer & Scribe

“Beep! Beep! Beep! Horse Shoe!” the senior sixers shouted. We started off our meeting as usual but today the activity was not taking place at the usual Kidzone. Instead, it was conducted at the PAL room. Why? Today was a special scout meeting, we were going to learn about aviation. It was for us to get a Young Aviator Badge, this activity was conducted by the Scout HQ (Headquarters).

It aims at enhancing the awareness in Aviation-related domains, and introducing us to the History of Flight. We learnt about the Principals of Flight through things like building our own paper airplanes. After folding the paper airplanes, we decorated it. We folded and decorated 3 paper planes in total. Soon, the exciting part came. It was competition time! It was to see whose paper plane could fly the furthest.

After that, we had lunch at school as we were going out. Soon after lunch, we left the school for our outing to the Changi Airport! When we reached Changi Airport, we had a worksheet to complete at the Departure Hall at Terminal 3. We had to stay within the departure hall only. The questions’ answers were mostly drawing instead of writing. After we finished doing the worksheet, we discussed the answers we wrote and added things that were not in our answers.

After we had finished discussing the answers, we went back to school. There was a short debrief and after that we went home. I hope there will be more of these kinds of activities as I find it fun. I look forward for the next scout meeting!