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, August 16, 2014

Footdrill, First Aid & Fun games, 16 August 2014

Written by: Kwey Xiu Xi, Sixer & Scribe


As the title, location and date tells you, this paragraph is about the Cub Scout Meeting on the 16th of August. Anyway, I came to scouts early to hand up some bits of my Silver Arrow, and I saw 4 big scouts. Later, I found out that they were some Scouts who would be teaching us for the next three/four weeks. I was pretty excited, until I found out that the first programme on the list was foot drills. I do my best at them, but still do not really “enjoy” them.

Well, foot drills weren’t bad. We learnt this new interesting exercise called the Parade Party or something. We just stood still. We managed to get up to 3 minutes and 30 seconds. Next, we had first aid. We were taught how to tie the normal arm sling, the elevated arm sling, how to bandage a hand with an object stuck in it, and a head bandage. The arm slings were easy to tie with our scarfs and I soon got the hang of it.

Lastly, we had games. We played Captain’s Ball, where you had to try to throw the ball to your representative at the other end of the court. We were split into groups of eleven. My team was awesome! On the whole, we did very well. 

On a whole, you can see that the games were the most heated and most exciting. But, I also learnt new things, especially the triangular bandage tying. It is hiking next week,and outdoor cooking the week after. Scouts is just so exciting!

Brother Scouts from Hwa Chong...

Footdrill...

Footdrill....

Listening attentively to the first aid lesson!

Time to practice :p

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