Justin Kong, Senior Six and Scribe Leader
5:00pm, Singapore, HPPS
Pelican cub scouts strolled into school from many directions. I was one of them. As soon as I got to the General Office, I could feel the excitement of the gathered cubs. The reason was clear: It was many cubs first night hike!
At about 5:15, Akela greeted us with a smile. He sure looked excited too! After the usual administrations, we boarded the bus with miles of smiles and reached our first stop, Henderson Wave, after a joyful 20 minutes. We started the hike all eager to see what we could experience that very Saturday.
We moved quick and swift in a not-so-single file until we reached a point where we had a quick toilet break before continuing on the journey. Soon enough, we reached the Hort Park gate. By then some cubs were already grumbling over their sore legs so we took a much-needed short break.
After a while, we continued the hike. The trail was turning dark so Akela asked us to be careful. True enough, the darkness made it hard to see, but thanks to the street lamps we made our way carefully and safely.
“Here we are…” I panted. The lights at our destination glowed brightly as if celebrating with us. It was time to start the picnic. The 11 sixes each lay out their groundsheets while the other six members took out a variety of food, chips… sushi…hotdog buns…snacks… you name it!
As all joyous occasions have to end, the cubs walked the last stretch back to the bus, back to school. How I wish Akela could do something like this again this year! Unfortunately we will have to wait a while longer for our next night hike as today is our 2nd last activity for the year (for those not going for the Taiwan trip).
See you at the Annual Presentation Ceremony on the 17th November 2012. Till then study hard! All the best for your exams!
|All Smiles at the start.....|
|P6 cubs - we're going to have a great time!|
|Pelican Seniors - just to make sure the younger ones are safe...|
|Past Henderson Wave going to Telok Blangah Hill...|
|Forest Wlak - here we come!|
|At Alexandra Arch - time for a break!|
|Taking a break at HortPark, and topping up water...|
|On we go to Kent Ridge|
|Picnic area at the top of Kent Ridge|
|Let me see what goodies I have.....|
|I think I'll go check around first....|
|This is a great spot for a picnic!|
|Kaa is making sure cubs are ok......|
|Yummy, I can see what I'm eating!|
|I've done it!|