16 July 2011
By Pelican Scribe Georgia Yew
The day has arrived for the scouts to go on our exciting excursion to Labrador park for our treasure hunt and picnic! Everyone was excited about the treasure hunt, especially the picnic. This was also a new opportunity for the new sixers, assistant-sixers and senior sixers to lead their cubs! I have been appointed as a sixer, I was excited and a bit nervous about leading my cubs. Not only did the scouts go to Labrador park, some Japanese friends went along to accompany us. My Japanese friend, Kana, also came along.
After the new finally senior sixers, Kimberly, Lynette and Johnathan counted the number of scouts, they put the scouts into their new groups then we set off to Labrador park.
When we reached at our destination we all lined up in Indian file and got ready to walk to our destination. After a short walk we reached a small area where we settled down in Indian file. Akela explained to us the rules of the treasure hunt. We needed to try to answer all the questions provided within a time limit, most of the answers could be found in certain places. We could not jump into the sea for a swim or wander off from our six.
After an hour of running about the park looking up and down for the places where the answers could be found, my six behaved themselves surprising well.. In the end, our hard work payed off and we managed to answer all the questions, though not all were the expected answers. Akela asked some difficult questions after the six's gathered. For example, “What was written on the signboard near the boardwalk?” Some six's had points deducted for answering the questions incorrectly.
Akela split us into our six and allowed us to choose a spot for our picnic. We had all brought our own food to share around. Courtesy of two scouts, we spread out two ground sheets and put down our bags and set-up our picnic. We sat around a pile of food and tucked in. Stuffing ourselves to our fill, we shared around our food generously. We also traded food with other six.
When we had all eaten to our fill, the sixer's had to clean up the mess that the cubs had left behind. We walked back to our bus and set off back to school. It had been a long, tiring but enjoyable day. Leading my six for the first time had been an unforgettable experience. I can barely wait for the next scout meeting!