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, July 29, 2017

Shelter Building, 29th July 2017

Written by: Cheong Yew Chung, Assistant Sixer & Scribe


The day started when the whistle blew and the command of horseshoe was given by the Senior Sixer, Trisha. My Six and I were in position in our horse shoe formation. Soon the colour party started. It was Emu’s turn to do it.

After the colour party and the administration stuff such as taking attendance, we begin with the main activity of the day.

Mr Cheong taught us how to build a simple basha (shelter). He introduced the various equipments needed for basha building. Mr Cheong also shown us some pictures of various designs of basha.

After the introduction, we were told our task for today -- each Six had to build a basha.  The respective Six were all eager to start building our own basha. 

My Six and I started the shelter building. It looked easy but was actually harder that it looked.  Gaven and I hammered two poles onto the ground, but the poles kept falling down. So we had to use the pegs and some string to enforce it. The pegs kept hitting rocks so it took us a lot of time to stabilise it. At the end of the session, Mr Cheong did a debrief. After that, we were given ten minutes to enjoy the fruits of our labour by “sleeping” in the shelter.

Time passed fast. Soon it was time for sunset party. When it was done, we went home. All of us feeling happy and satisfied as we learnt a new skill today.

Here are some pictures:












Saturday, July 22, 2017

Environment, Conservation & Recycling, 22nd July 2017

Written by: Trisha Chan, Senior Sixer & Scribe

Today, for our scout meeting today, after Colour Party, the first thing that we did was to collect the Donation Draw ticket stubs.

Next, we went to the nearest classroom to the Kidzone, to learn about what we can do to conserve energy and resources
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Then, while every six played a recycling game, the rest of us cub scouts did some environment worksheets.

After that, we did a lot of funny versions of our favorite song, ‘Boom Chicka Boom’ For example, some scouts did a ‘zombie’ version and some scouts did a ‘party’ version…

Too soon, we had to get into horseshoe formation to commence Sunset Party. However, Mr Tan had one last game for us to play! To play this game, you have to ‘bomb’ a six.


And with that, our annual scout meeting ended with Sunset Party and heavy hearts.







Saturday, July 15, 2017

Handover Ceremony, 15th July 2017

Written by Joanne Koong, Sixer & Scribe leader


Today’s horseshoe held special significance for Shafiq and Kylie, our dear senior sixers. This was their last meeting as the P6 scouts would be stepping down to prepare for PSLE. After the horseshoe, Mdm Kerina gave out progress and proficiency badges. The cub with the biggest haul was YiHan with 9 badges!

Next was the announcement of the new leaders of the Pack…. Everyone was reeling in excitement, wondering who our new senior sixers would be. Those of us who attended the Sixers’ Training Camp in June were anxious to know if we would get an appointment or a promotion. Firstly, the assistant sixers were called out to receive their new appointment, certificate and badge from Mr Tan Cheng Kiong, our Chief Commissioner. Next were the sixers. I was promoted to a sixer! I was over the moon! Sadly, there were three sixes without a sixer. All the assistant sixers were informed that some of them might be promoted to a sixer over the next 3 months, if they perform well. Last but not least were the senior sixers … … Drum roll, please!  Drrrrrrrr….. Trisha and Hafiz! Trisha was our new senior sixer and Hafiz was the assistant senior sixer. The whole pack broke into thunderous cheer, especially the girls. Mr Cheong quickly briefed the Pack on the Handover Ceremony procedure. He also reminded all assistant sixers to attain the Bronze Arrow by the end of the year while sixers had to achieve the Silver Arrow.

Soon, several parents streamed into the Kidzone, all eager to see their children in their new roles. The new sixers stood in a row at one end of the Kidzone while the rest of the pack stood at the other end of the Kidzone. Finally, the Handover Ceremony commenced. The outgoing senior sixer and assistant senior sixer, Shafiq and Kylie, handed the Scout flag, Unit flag and attendance files to the new senior sixer, Trisha, and assistant senior sixer, Hafiz. Then, each six, led by the outgoing sixer, walked across the Kidzone, towards the new sixer. The outgoing sixer handed the six flag, six log and the cubs to the new sixer, and blessed him or her with some pearls of wisdom and words of encouragement. I am the proud sixer of Wallaby! Trisha, my sixer for the past year, wished me all the best! All of us, the new leaders beamed with pride and joy while cameras were clicking away! The ceremony ended with the traditional Fireman’s chair for the P6s who were carried across the Kidzone. We had so much fun!

The second half of the scout meeting consisted of songs, led by Mr Tan, and games, led by Mr Lin. The Pack went crazy playing the Virus and Chicken Evolution. We laughed so hard that many of us had stitches in our sides.

The closing horseshoe was led by Trisha and sunset party was led by Bilby. It was an awesomely memorable day for many of us. We had a whale of a time. Congratulations to all the new leaders of Pelican Cub Scout Unit!



Saturday, July 8, 2017

Solar Oven, 8th July 2017

Written by: Jasper Koh, Sixer & Scribe

“Beep! Beep! Beep!” the Senior Sixer blew his whistle and everyone lined up in Horse shoe and after that we lined up in Indian file. We started the meeting off by handing out badges! Quite a lot of people got their Bronze and Sliver arrows and some proficiency badges too!

After giving out all the badges, we started on with our next activity! The people who were going for the Akela Award stepped out as they were going to get their First-Aider badge! The rest of us sat there until Mr Tan came. He told us that we will be making Solar-Ovens using shoe boxes! Everyone was so excited that everyone was talking to one another about it. We then listened to the instructions given out and were ready to start.

We were then dismissed to our Six’s corner and we took our materials and started building the Solar-Oven! Although some of us didn’t bring some materials, we lent each other some of the materials. After we completed our ovens, Baloo came and told us that our Solar Oven should be painted black and explained the reason why.

Next, they chose 1 Solar Oven from each Six and the adult leaders painted it black for us. Not long after, the paint dried up and we were ready to begin cooking food! Everyone was given an egg and we cracked the egg into our aluminum tray and placed it into the Solar Oven. We then lined back in Indian file and sang some songs lead by the Senior Sixer while waiting for the egg to cook.


We waited and waited till it was the end of our meeting. Much to our disappointment, the egg that was in the Solar Oven did not cook. We lined back up in Horse shoe and lowered the flag. I really hope the next time we would have more time to cook the food and hopefully it will be cooked. We all went back home looking forward to the next scout meeting!