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.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Akela Award Ceremony, 20th October 2012

Written by Justin Kong, Senior Sixer and Scribe Leader

Was there a scout meeting? Nope! Don’t worry none of you missed a meeting. But to some of us, today would be the most memorable day in our cub-scouting journey. Having fulfilled all the given requirements, we joined 142 other cub scouts from all over Singapore in a simple yet significant ceremony to receive our Akela Award - the highest award a cub scout can achieve.

8 of us arrived in school at 1:00pm in our neat and tidy uniforms. After putting on the national scarf and a final check of our attire, we boarded the bus to Raffles Institution, where the award ceremony was held. Upon arriving at Raffles Institution, thousands of questions bombarded our mind. Will we pass the attire check? Is this the correct thing to do? Must we give a full salute or a half salute? We were clearly anxious.

When entered the cold auditorium, we tried to find a row to sit together as we did not want to be split up in that giant place! Finally, Mr. Clarence Hoe started to read out names and tell us where to sit.

The ceremony started with us rising to reaffirm our scout promise upon the arrival of the Guest of Honor, Dr. William Wan. It followed by Dr. Wan giving an inspiring opening address. 

Soon, it was the moment we have been waiting for… the award ceremony. Cubs walked on stage, all beaming with pride. Although every one of us had come from different schools, we had all worked hard to achieve our one goal…

Join me to congratulate the following HPPS Pelican Scouts that had done our school proud…

1.   Brandon Khaw
2.   Eugene Lim
3.   Georgia Yew
4.   Jarrod Chua
5.   Jeremy Tan
6.   Justin Kong
7.   Lynette Yeo
8.   Ryan Ng

 Thank you, Akela and Mdm Kerina for being there to give us your support. 

Hope that in 2013, more HPPS Pelican Scouts will take on the challenge to achieve the Akela Award and do us proud. It is not that scary after all! Start working on your Gold Arrow ;-)

On a side note, I felt like an exhibit as many people were taking photos of us and wanting photos with us. And the refreshment is yummy. I love the chicken wings ;-)

Need to wear National Scarf for the ceremony!
All smartly dressed and ready to board the bus to RI

Brandon Khaw receiving the Award

Eugene Lim smiling away

Jarod Chua grinning his pleasure

Jeremy Tan the serious one

Lynette Yeo - I have done it!

Ryan Ng towering over the Area Commissioner

Georgia Yew - my highest achievement!

Justin Kong - saluting the Guest of Honour

All recipients posing with VIPs

Our proud recipients (Jarod Chua not in picture)

Justin Kong - Honours!

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