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.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

SIXERS TRAINING CAMP 2015
26th to 28th June

Day 3








Saturday, June 27, 2015






SIXERS TRAINING CAMP 2015
26th to 28th June

Day 2

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

SIXERS TRAINING CAMP 2015
26th to 28th June 2015


DAY 1

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

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Job Week Briefing & Role Play, 7th March 2015

Written by: Claudia Kong (Senior Sixer & Scribe)


After the usual horse-shoe formalities, The adult leaders conducted a detailed briefing for the job week. Some basic to-do were highlighted to the cubs. Chil also reminded us of what we should bring along when we go out for job week. I can sense the excitements in most cubs although some of the new cubs displayed anxiety. During the questions and answers session, many cubs raised very good questions. I am thankful for our adult leaders as they make great effort to clear our doubts. And pairing us up for job week is a great idea.

After the detailed briefing, for the benefit of all the new cubs that join us this year,  the senior sixers and sixers put together a few skits showing some dos and don'ts while going about our job week. In the skits we also learn how to handle some unique tricky situations. The adult leaders and teachers then issued each of us with 2 job week cards and some little pocket calendars.

Before we ended today's meeting, Mr Ho led us in some games. Instead of the usual game time, he allowed us to choose what we like to play. Most of the boys head to the soccer field (frankly, I have never seen so many boys in one soccer field), some of us stayed back in  kids zone to play ""Amoeba" while the rest went to the basketball court for a game of basketball and catching.

Time flies when we are having good time. The sound of the senior sixer's whistles signal the end of today's scout meeting

Another awesome time. Looking forward to job week 2015.

Role Play of Job Week by Sixers 

Briefing on Job Week by Mr Ho

Some basic drill discipline

Mr Ho teaching cubs how to keep in line


Game time

An over crowded soccer field!

So many boys chasing a soccer ball!!

Basketball time..

Let's create our very own obstacle cross..

Horse-shoe symbolized the end of another scout meeting











Saturday, February 28, 2015

Investiture 2015, 28th February 2015

Written by: Kwek Xiu Xi, Sixer & Scribe

Today, was the investiture, a simply yet formal ceremony used to symbolize the acceptance of the recruits into the scout pack.

Today, when I arrived, I noticed that all the recruits were in the same uniform as we were, just without scarves. The recruits looked very smart in their new uniforms, and it could be seen that they were proud of themselves.



In today's meeting, we spent most of our time rehearsing for the investiture. Six by six, the sixers had to lead their recruits to the front of the “horseshoe” and let them say the scout promise. After that, they would be presented their new scarf and woggle. The hard part of the entire ceremony was, we had to stand in sediah for 30-45 minutes!

After the first rehearsal, most of us were extremely tired. However, we managed to survive the real investiture, and I think we did very well. Most of us were solemn throughout the ceremony, and patiently waited for the recruits to be done. 

We were privileged to have our Principal, Mr Chia, Vice Principal, Mrs Cheryl Tan and the parents of our recruits to grace the investiture.

After the investiture, parents of our new scout attended a job week briefing done by Mdm Kerina.

Our very own "scout-shop"... All ready for the recruits...
An annual affair - Investiture 2015!
All ready for the investiture...
Thank you, Mr Chia...
The ceremony begins...
Kaa putting on the scarf for a new cub scout... 
One for the album.. Picture with Mr Chia,
Mrs Cheryl Tan, Mr Tan, Kaa & Mdm Kerina   
Thank you parents..
Your support is much appreciated.

** Please refer to the Photo Album on the right for more pictures **