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.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Police Dog Unit Visit

Police Dog Unit Visit
5th September 2011
By Scribe/Senior Sixer Kimberly Song

The long awaited day has finally arrived! We were all filled with excitement!!  Today, we are going to visit the Police Dog Unit.

Once we arrived, we were ushered to a room to watch some dog trainers perform tricks with their dogs.

The trainers showed us the various types of police dogs; some could sniff out drugs, some could sniff out bombs, others that could attack armed criminals and more. After that informative performance, we were then brought to connecting rooms with many cages inside.

A strong stench of dog poop and pee hit us when we entered the room. Most of us held our breaths while those who have pets at home were used to the smell. We were introduced to many dogs as well as the new dogs that the Police unit had bought.

After a few suffocating minutes that felt like hours, our host guided us to an open area where some officers were dolling up the dogs. We were given some time to feed and touch the dogs.  I was thrilled, as I really like dogs.  When the time was up, we went to a room that looks similar like a classroom.

An officer went through with us a slideshow of the different breeds of the dogs they own and what other police units there are in our country.

Time flew by and soon we had to return to school. But, before we left the building, we were allowed to buy some merchandise! Many of us were happy to grab some souvenirs. After our happy shopping, we left the place contended.

It was a wonderful experience for me as I learned a lot about what the dogs do and the different breeds of the dogs. I’m holding on to high hopes of returning for another visit.  Akela, please?











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