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.


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, September 29, 2012

Treasure Hunt at Jacob Ballas Children's Garden, 22 September 2012

Pelican cubs were at the Jacob Ballas Children's Garden on the morning of 22 September for a Treasure Hunt! The Hunt was in the form of 36 questions, for which answers could be found with the Garden. It was a most interesting and educational assignment, and the Champion Team was the 2-cub team formed by the 2 Senior Sixers, Justin and Jinh Shenn! Well done! The outing ended with a picnic in the Party Place, and free play at the sand pit, the water fountains and the Tree House. Before leaving the Garden, we had a surprise birthday celebration for the 2 twins - Happy birthday Jaddon and Ossdon!

Dewey Lin, Cub Scout Scribe wrote:

Last weekend, on the 22nd of September 2012, the Henry Park Pelican Scouts went to Jacob Ballas’ Children’s garden. We had a very good time there. At the garden. The first thing we did was to place our bags in the Party Place. After we did so, Akela announced that we were going to have a treasure hunt! The clues would be in an envelope, and we would have to march around the garden to get the answers. In the end, every six could only answer about half of the questions as it was a difficult task, especially to find several things. Although my six came in second last, I had a really good time.

Next up was the picnic, where I made a mess on the groundsheet with lots of snacks. The other kids in my six also came with something, and we had a “mini-buffet”. Afterwards, we cleaned up and, as usual, my six came up with some bright idea about sliding the rubbish that we piled on the groundsheet into the rubbish bin.
Afterwards, free play was allowed for 30 minutes. We immediately rushed off to the suspension bridge and yelled our heads off while shaking the bridge and flinging our friends upwards by jumping up and down. This trick worked as when we jumped and landed, the force pulled the bridge towards the source of the force and so the other parts would go in an upward motion. As we jumped up, friction “stuck” the bridge to our feet and so, a downward motion on the other parts would be created to counterbalance the center upward motion. . Then, we went to the treehouse and slid down the two slides, again yelling our heads off. Afterwards, while some went off to get wet, the others climbed a nearby tree which was low enough to go up easily and had no creepy-crawlies on it.  It was an exhilarating day and hope that I can go there again!

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