Written by: Andrew Yeo, Assistant Senior Sixer & Scribe
A group of 15 scouts were chosen to help out in a Ulu Pandan Community event which involved the Prime MinisterJ. The event was held at the Mount Sinai Park and we arrived early to rehearse our welcome. We were supposed to salute to Prime Minister at first but this was changed, instead we had to clap for him. The rain must have held him up as the Prime Minister was supposed to arrive by 9.15 am but instead, he arrived at 9.30 am. Everyone was so excited that when he came out of the bus, people with cameras started climbing on the benches to take pictures of him. I felt very honoured when he shook our hands and said hello. My fellow scout friends and I took photos also got to take photos with him.
Mr Lin gave us 30 minutes to play some games at the carnival stalls set up in the park.
Once we were done, we went back to school to join the other fellow scouts who were busy making a scrap book about interesting cuisines and attractions in Singapore. Some groups designed their scrapbooks differently, for example: there was one group which had pictures of the food and drinks with their names labelled at the bottom of the pictures, another group brought brochures of famous attractions in Singapore and MRT maps to show the locations of the attractions. Another group brought stickers and glitter to decorate their scrapbook. I think the objective of this activity was to encourage the cubs’ creativity in creating the scrapbooks and also to increase their knowledge of Singapore. We ended the meeting with a game which is similar to flying a plane. The senior sixer would shout commands on the directions of flying a plane; and those who move in the wrong direction would get disqualified