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, March 1, 2014

Investiture 2014, 1st March 2014

Written by: Lucas Tan, Senior Sixer & Scribe


Today’s meeting was a very important day for the scouts – it was the day of the Recruits’ Investiture. After the two days one night recruit induction camp, the recruits were finally ready to begin their scouting journey. The investiture is a once in a lifetime experience for the recruits – it is the time they become full-fledged 
cub scouts.

After the usual flag break ceremony, we got ready for a rehearsal for the Recruits’ Investiture. Chil dispersed us into horseshoe formation and the rehearsal began. Each Sixer of every Six with recruits had to lead their Six in the investiture. The Sixer would instruct the recruits and the Assistant Sixer to take a step back. Then, they would march to the middle of the horseshoe formation where Chil was standing. The Senior Sixers would have carried the Singapore flag and positioned themselves in front of Chil. The Sixers would then ask their recruits to face Chil and the Singapore flag.

At that point, Chil would ask the recruits, Assistant Sixer and Sixer to place their left hand on the Singapore flag. Raising their right hands in a scout salute, the recruits would recite the Scout Promise, repeating each line after Chil. The Senior Sixers would then carry the flag away and the recruits would put their hands down. Next, Chil would ask the recruits two questions: “Do u want to be a Scout?” and “Are you ready to be a Scout?” After answering yes to both questions, Chil would then take a scarf from the tray the Senior Sixer was carrying and put on the scarf for the recruit. With a left hand shake and a final salute, the recruits and the Assistant Sixer would then follow the Sixer away, back to their original horseshoe position.

After two good rounds of rehearsal, the Scouts took a break. We played two games of “Frog and Fly”. It was really enjoyable and we had lot of fun.

Finally, the long-awaited moment had arrived. Mr. Chia and parents of the recruits came down to HPPS to watch the Recruits’ Investiture. It was a solemn ceremony and an important one. Every one of the recruits had become a Cub Scout.

To all our new Cub Scouts, we welcome you with open arms as our brothers and sisters. We are proud of you and know that you will begin scouting with pride.


Senior Sixers with state flag ready for investiture
Unit scarf neatly arranged for Investiture
Principal, Mr Chia grace the ocassion
Chil, leading new scout with the scout promise
One for the album!
** Watch this space... more picture will be uploaded soon...
** A few P4 new recruits were away for the school P4 Malaccatrip. A separate investiture will be held for them.

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