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.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sixer Training Camp 2013 - Day 2, 7th July 2013

Rise and Shine at 6am!  After morning exercise, Grand Howl and flag break, cubs gathered at the canteen for their breakfast.. Though many cubs were visibly tired, a loud and clear...

"Tick Tock! Tick Tock! We must eat!
One day 3 meals cannot miss!
Eat already keep us fit!
Permission to eat, Bagheera!"

were still heard before they tucked into their yummy breakfast.

After breakfast, it was the dreaded INSPECTION!!!! For those who had attended previous STC knew it's not going be fun while the new campers were waiting, filled with expectancy...  Meanwhile, jorunals were collected for the adult leader's persual.

Clothes were laid out on ground sheets, with the Eagle Scouts on hand to advise the cubs. Those who had attended previous STC also shared their experience with the others. As always, the first time was very messy!!! Walking down the inspection path felt like a very messy Pasar Malam!! Almost all failed their first inspection and needed to redo! After several tries, many cubs finally got the idea and managed to layout their things orderly for the inspection. Eventually, all cubs passed the inspection.

Next, Baloo, with the help of the Eagle Scouts taught the cubs some campfire songs. Then, they had first aid lesson and also made some camp gadgets (e.g. shoe rack) with wooden poles and knots.

Seafood soup with rice was served for lunch.

After lunch, Cubs(in their six) went through 3 different stations for the Self Reliance Initiative challenge. The challenges tested them on teamwork, communication, instructional skill and leadership. A debrief was carried out to help cubs reflect on what went well and what could have been done better.

Next, it was outdoor cooking time. Cubs had a great time cooking their own dinner! Many commented instant noodles never tasted so good. After dinner, each six was given 10mins to come out with an item for the campfire.

It was the moment many cubs were looking forward to, as their parents and siblings were visiting the campsite and joining in for the campfire. Cubs and parents had a whale of time singing, dancing and playing games at the campfire!

After saying a quick good-bye to their parents, cubs had a great time sliding down the slippery soapy plastic sheet! Many even went more than once!

The night ended with debrief, sixer council and cubs personal reflection.

Mess! Mess! Mess!
Let's organised it properly... 
Re-do!!  Let's work together to pass the inspection!
Pasar Malam@Terror Sea Scout
Will we pass this round?? Waiting in anticipation... 
Is this ok??
Finally, more organised...
23rd Eagle Scout teaching campfire song 
We got to Sing Sing Sing and be merry...
First aid lesson...
Trying out the arm sling
2 very happy "casualties"??!!
Practice made perfect...
Making the camp gadgets using poles..
Grey Wolf guiding the cubs...
Self Reliance Initiative challenge...
How to remove these things out of the "poison" pond?
Team work is needed to clear this challenge!
Almost there! One last item to clear this challenge!!
Let's plan our strategy before we start...
Peer review... What went well? What needs improvement?
Outdoor cooking..
Be careful... else we have nothing for dinner...
Blowing the fire to cook it faster??
Is our dinner ready?? Hungry.. Hungry...
Service Scouts making bread over the fire.. yum! yum!
Listening attentively to Baloo...
Campfire is burning...
Singing and dancing... FUN! FUN! FUN!

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