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 25, 2015

Craft with beans, 25th July 2015


Written by: Jessica Koong, Sixer & Scribe Leader

This was the first meeting after handover and the new sixers and assistant sixers took charge. Surprisingly, many of the assistant sixers and cubs were not here. Nicale, the sixer of Possum, was pleasantly surprised because there were only 2 people in her six – the assistant sixer and herself!

After horseshoe, Mr Ho held up 3 enormous plastic bags and Ms Teo stood beside him carrying A3-size paper. Hmm… we wondered what fun activity he had in store for us. In the first bag were bear-shaped containers with the lid coloured either red or yellow. In the next bag, there were many bottles of white glue purchased from Art Friend. In the last bag, there were lots of hundreds and thousands (these are rainbow sprinkles), just larger versions! They were beans! Red beans, green beans and soya beans! Red, green and white.

Mr Ho explained the game: we had to sort out the beans according to their colour, then place them in a bear-shaped container. We could create any pattern we like such as the number 50 or even a rainbow. We could also create repeated layers of the 3 different types of beans. As the bag of beans was so big, we would probably have extra beans. With these extra beans, we could decorate the pelican printed on A3 paper with the white glue for bonus points.

Possum and Wallaby joined forces for the activity as our groups were small. We had about 2 hours to complete the tasks. Some scouts sorted out the beans and some filled the bear with the sorted beans while others decorated the pelican. I realised that the aim of this activity was to improve our patience and teamwork with one another.

In the end, my team completed the bear and pelican within the time limit. Fortunately, the beans did not get mixed up when we tried to shake the bear to check if we had put enough beans into in. Sadly, the cubs of one group did not cooperate and messed up the group’s sorted beans. They also did not have time to complete their pelican and it looked like a piece of abstract art!

All in all, the meeting was an enjoyable one and I am sure many of the cubs had fun filling their bears and decorating the pelicans.

Concentration needed to complete the task...  
Sorting...
Team work is essential...
Show case of the end product...
Close-up of the teddy bear jar
The completed art work of the Pelican 
First sixer council - led by Minn Wen & Mr Ho



Saturday, July 11, 2015

Handover Ceremony, 11th July 2015


Written by: Cheong Yew Meng, Sixer & Scribe

It was just a plain Saturday morning when we gathered for scouts meeting. However, today something seemed different. 

It was the Handover Ceremony! During this ceremony, new Senior Sixer, Assistant Senior Sixer, Sixers and Assistant Sixers will be appointed. We also bid temporary farewell to the existing batch of leaders who are the P6s as the "retired" to concentrate on their PSLE. 

After our usual colour party and lining up in Indian File. Baloo gave out some badges for those cubs who had put in time and effort  in achieving those badges. I was glad I am one of the recipient! Baloo went on to encouraged those with no progress badges to work harder! Baloo also explained the important to be in proper scout attire for every scout meeting. Then the adult leaders collected the donation draw tickets in our sixer's corner.

Soon, it was the handover ceremony. I could see the excitment in many. Raksha first announced the new assistant sixers, sixers and the 2 senior sixers. The appointed cubs came forward in an orderly manner to receive their certificate and the badge from Chil. 

After that, Baloo led us in a simple yet solemn ceremony for the official handover. First it was the handing over by the senior sixer and assistant senior sixers. The existing senior sixers handed over the scout flag, unit flag and the log of the unit to the newlty appointed senior sixers. Next, it was the handing over of the six, one six at a time, the existing sixer, holding their six flag, marched forward with his cubs behind towards the newly appointed sixer, the existing sixer then handed over the six log and the six flag to the newly appointed sixer and the newly appointed sixer then received the cubs into his charge.

Before the meeting ended, we did a symbolic sent off for all the P6s. 2 cubs had to carry a P6 for a short distance (from the pack out of the kids zone).  

"Horse-shoe" shouted the newly appointed senior sixer, Minn Wen & Nicole. 

This meeting ended with a bang!


Saturday, July 4, 2015

Construction Part 2, 4th July 2015

Written by: Evangel Wong, Assistant Senior Sixer & Scribe

"BEEEEEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEEEEP!" The loud whistle sound indicated for everyone to quickly gather in horse-shoe formation. Everyone rushed into their places. This was the first week back to school! :) or :( ? Well I guess everyone was excited to be back, catching up with their friends playing amongst themselves.... Oh boy they were surely happy to be back!

After the usual procedures, everyone gathered into indian file and Kaa (Mr Jimmy), greeted us with a warm welcome. Then, car gave out some prizes and the cubs did attendance. After that Madam Kerina called out some cubs who wanted to do the Akela award and that group went to get their first-aid badge.(Jia You!!) While the rest stayed in the kidzone listening attentively to car while he explained what the next activity was about.

Kaa explained that what we were going to do was something we had done before but I little more challenging. Each six had to produce both a bridge and a tower and the rules......: 1) The bridge was to 1 metre long and the tower had to be 1 metre tall!!!!!(WOW that's almost as tall as me !!) 2)Both the bridge and the tower had to hold at least 2 tennis balls!! 3) Both the tower and the bridge had to be able to be moved( which means NOT allowed to stick it on the ground) After all the rules car taught the cubs some useful tips on building the tower and the bridge.

Everyone wanted so eagerly to start building their structures. However, Kaa insisted on everyone to make a plan for their structures first. As the saying goes: If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

After hours of using their imagination, team-work and never giving up spirit. Most of the groups could present decent structures and one or two structures confused me I thought one bridge was the golden gate bridge!(It could carry 6-10 balls!) and I thought one tower was the Eiffel tower!( It could carry about 4-6 balls!) Incredible!!!

After awarding the top few groups with adding points to their six, the teachers gave out the scout log and we had the usual horse-shoe ending the scout meeting. Everyone left happily looking forward for the next scout meeting!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Sixer Training Camp 2015 - Day 2, 27th June 2015

Cubs were up and early. Eagles Scouts led them in the morning exercise.

Grand Howl and Flag Break ceremony followed, with all in full uniform. Breakfast followed.


The dreaded INSPECTION. Service Scouts were on hand to assist the Cubs in laying out their clothes and belongings.




Baloo led the Cubs in some songs to be performed at the campfire later in the evening, while Mdm Kerina taught the Cubs some dance routines for the campfire as well.


The Self Reliance Individual Challenge required Cubs to work as a team, and display leadership to succeed. Eagle Scouts manned the 3 stations.

Lunch was a box of fried rice.

After lunch, Cubs were taught Rolling Hitch and Sheer Lashing, the knot and lashing required to build a simple flagpole.

Eagle Scouts demonstrated lighting a fire using dry leaves, twigs and sticks. After which, Cubs proceeded to the fire pits prepared earlier. First, dried leaves, twigs, sticks and larger branches had to be collected before they could attempt to light and sustain a fire for cooking.






 With 23rd Eagle Scouts on hand to assist, a nice fire was soon burning, and Cubs could start boiking water to cook noodles with vegetables, fish balls, crab sticks and straw mushrooms. Mmmmm, must be the best meal they've ever cooked.


 We had a joint campfire with the 23rd Eagle Scouts







Our campfire leaders, Sashi, Claudia and Evangel




Friday, June 26, 2015

Sixer Training Camp - Day 1, 26th June 2015

Selected Cubs were instructed to be at school by 7.30am. Thaarmin was the earliest to arrive, with Mdm Kerina already waiting at the bus bay.

Slowly, the Cubs arrived, some with their back packs and some with their trolley bags. Could they have forgotten that this was a Training Camp and not a holiday camp?

Eagle Scouts were also on hand to assist with the heavy lifting.

Cubs were assigned to their allocated Six, namely Elephant, Giraffe and Hippo. Duty Senior Sixer, Duty Asst. Senior Sixer, Sixers and Assistant Sixers were appointed for the day. They would rotate everyday. Attendance was taken, with 3 Cubs absent. Camp fees was also collected.

It was time to board the bus for Sembawang Terror Sea Scout Camp. The camp would be shared with 23rd Eagle Scouts Patrol Leaders Training Course. It was the first time that our STC was held together with PLTC.

Chill briefing Cubs on Camp Rules
While Chill was assigned to brief Camp Rules, Baloo instructed the Eagle Service Scouts on the erection of a 3-2-1 flag pole.

Baloo demonstrated how to pitch up the dome tent, and Cubs were then tasked to pitch up their shelter for the next 2 nights. It was easier to pitch compared with the A-tent that we used to pitch. Cubs still needed some help and supervision to have the tents up. The hard ground did not help either.

Dome Tents are up
Foot drill is an important part of any uniformed group, and Cub Scouting was no exception. Philip put the Cubs through the basic footdrill.

Flag folding, Grand Howl and Colour Party were essential skills that Cubs needed to learn well.

Lunch was yellow rice with shrimp and pork floss. Vegetarian and halal food were also catered for our vegetarian and Muslim Cubs.

After lunch, it was time for knots and lashings. Cubs were also required to construct some camp gadgets.


Pelican Service Scouts were tasked to build a camp gadget to show to the Cubs.




It was time for the 10km hike. This year, we had a joint hike with Scouts from 23rd Eagles who planned 7 check points, with tasks at each checkpoint. Chil decided the Cubs would only do tasks at 3 checkpoints, as the 10km hike was challenging and time was a concern. The tasks included pitching a dome tent, playing games and cooking maggi noodles.

All the Cubs managed to complete the hike without much problem. Well done, Cubs!

After dinner, Dr Koong and Dr Ho gave a lecture on First Aid.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Amazing Trail Tumblr Link, 16th May 2015

Missing the Amazing Trail? Click on these link to re-live the moment...

Bibly: http://pelican-bilby.tumblr.com

Echidna: http://pelican-echidna.tumblr.com

Emu: http://pelican-emu.tumblr.com

Kangaroo: http://pelican-kangaroo.tumblr.com

Koala: http://pelican-koala.tumblr.com

Kookaburra: http://pelican-kookaburra.tumblr.com

Platypus: http://pelican-platypus.tumblr.com

Possum: http://pelican-possum.tumblr.com

Wallaby: http://pelican-wallaby.tumblr.com

Wombat 1: http://pelican-wombat1.tumblr.com

Wombat 2: http://pelican-wombat2.tumblr.com

Guest 1: http://pelican-barbet.tumblr.com

Guest 2: http://pelican-bulbul.tumblr.com

Guest 3: http://pelican-macaque.tumblr.com

Guest 4: http://pelican-otter.tumblr.com

Guest 5: http://pelican-pangolin.tumblr.com

Guest 6: http://pelican-squirrel.tumblr.com




Amazing Trail 10th Anniversary, 16th May 2015

Here are some pictures of our Amazing Trail 10th Anniversary... More pictures will be uploaded soon... stay tune..


THE EVENT OF THE YEAR!! WE ARE 10th!!!


Briefing by Baloo..

Planning...

Google... Google... Google...

So what's our strategy?

Dinner venue ready for the evening...

Assistant Senior Sixer pining the
commemorative button on our guest Mr Chia 

Guard Of Honour led by Senior Sixer, Claudia welcoming our
guest of honour,  Scout Chief Commission, Mr Tan Cheng Kiong  


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.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Job Week Cards Collection & Remembering Mr LKY, 28th March 2015


Written by: Evangel Wong, Assistant Senior Sixer & Scribe

"BEEEEP!BEEEEP!BEEP!BEEP!" The senior sixers blew their whistles to call for horse shoe. However, inside of the usual procedures, as everyone is aware of the very sad passing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew, to pay respect, the scout flag was raised at half mask and we had one minute of silence to pray for Mr LKY. It was indeed a very sombre moment.....

After the horseshoe, we gathered in Indian File and Baloo asked us to share about what we prayed for. This was the first week after the march holidays, Job week so you know what that means time to collect some $money$!:) But before that Baloo asked everyone how much they earned to find out the highest earner it was Joanne!! More than $800! WOW great job!!! Group by group the adult leaders collected our $MONEY$ and counted them.

After that, Baloo told us what we were going to do. Each group had to take a majong paper, and draw the Singapore flag, but instead of colouring the upper half red, we had to write in red marker/pen about the things we could do to continue Mr LKY's legacy.

Every group was very focused to complete the task. After a while, it was time for each group to show their art work. 

Then we ended the meeting with horseshoe. And sadly it was time to say bye bye. :( this is always the saddest part of the scout meeting :'(

Monday, March 23, 2015

REMEMBERING MR LEE KUAN YEW



Saturday, March 14, 2015

Job begins, 14th March 2015

Written by: Daniel Por, Senior Sixer and Scribe

It was a cool morning at 8 o’clock when the Senior Sixers’ whistles rang out through the air.
The Scouts who had managed to drag themselves out of bed gathered in Indian File, and soon Chil was talking to them on Jobweek safety, really basic stuff.

Then the Sixers were sent to prepare their skit, while the rest of the Pack continued to listen to Chil. Soon enough, the Sixers came back and presented their skits on various scenarios, like how to reject a job, or properly ask for a job.

The funniest ones garnered a reaction from the Pack, mostly laughs.

Chil then went through the phone numbers of Raksha and Mdm. Kerina, telling the Scouts to call these numbers if there was an emergency or they needed more Jobweek cards.

All too soon, we were dispersed to start Jobweek!
The start of Job Week 2015...

Role play by sixers before cubs set off for their Job Week

Supportive parents await patiently as Baloo gives some final instructions
for Job Week 2015