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.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

P6 Air Rifle Outing, 19th October 2013


Written by: Justin Kong, Senior Sixer 2012-2013 and Guest Scribe

Time: Sat, 19th Oct, 2.15pm-5.15pm
Place: NTU SHOOTING RANGE

Bang! Bang! Bang! I held the pistol in quivering hands. Bullet shots rang out through the air. The band of bloodthirsty bears was standing there, month open, hands out-stretched, saliva dripping. Thick red blood was stained on each of their brown thick pelts. I reloaded my pistol as the Commando barked out orders.

“Hit the head! Hit the ring, hand, leg and…er…tail!” he yelled. How was it possible to hit the tail? Beside me my teammate Bryan accurately hit the head and hand. Ethan stood on my other side grumbling that he had not hit any part. The bears moved towards the shooters with rifles, who seemed to be enjoying themselves. Uh oh, I thought. The bears were advancing. Wait. Aren’t these pokemon?

“Okay game over!” the shooting instructor said. We were snapped back to reality. I put my shooting fake pistol down and prepared the next few paper pellets. Pressing a button, the picture of the pokemon bear came zipping back to me.

“Yes! Two points!”

“No! No points!

The scouts were in the shooting range and after a short period of test fire, the games started. We were first asked to shoot any part of the bear the instructor wanted us to to earn points. Then we had to predict how many black circles we could shoot, then shoot. For example, if we predicted two and shot one black circles, 0 points. However if we shot 2,3,4,5 or 6, we would only get 2 points, the predicted number.

Next we shot letters and had to use those to make words. The number of letters in the word is the number of points we gained and finally… lights out, time to FIGHT FIRE!!! Candles were placed on the shooting range and we had to put the fire out. If we hit it down, we would gain 5 points and if we hit the fire out without hitting it down, that would be 10 points.

Eventually, the score was: 
1st place, Muhammad
2nd place, Ian
3rd place, Yan Heng

Even though some may not have won yet we were all winners at heart and we all had fun. After taking a few photos, we watched a few hair-raising ‘lightningworks’(yes, we saw lightning strike and explode). Then we boarded the bus headed back to school, chatting lightheartedly as lighting raged ahead. 

Thank you, Raksha and the adult leaders for taking the P6 out for this great activity!

Ready to go...
A safety briefing before the "shooting"
Here we go...
Aiming...
Aiming...
Aiming...
Aiming....
FIRE!!!
Don't messs with her!!! She shoots ;-)
Group photos of the P6
Another group photo with the NTU's Shooting Instructors



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