Written by: Daniel Por, Assistant Senior Sixer & Scribe
“BEEP…BEEP…BEEP!!!” The whistle sounds rang through the air, loud and clear. Hearing this, the Henry Park Pelican Scout group quickly arranged themselves into horseshoe formation. There was a bit of a hiccup when the flag was tied the wrong way, but we managed to get it under control and put the flag the right way up.
After all the usual formalities, Baloo came in and talked about the TFG 2000 event. He asked us to describe the best part of the event to those who did not come. Unsurprisingly, many of us thought it was the free Pocari Sweat handed out at the end of the event.
He also touched on the Green Corridor hike, and asked us for the lessons that we learnt from the hike. One of the many answers was, “Nature is Beautiful”.
Baloo then touched on the outdoor cooking event. He talked about fire safety, and told us to never leave a fire unattended. After that, he taught us about the various ways we can keep safe in a kitchen, like not leaving the gas on when we have finished cooking.
When the clock struck 10, the Senior Sixers instructed the Sixers to go into Sixes’ Corner to practice their foot drills. After some time, Baloo called everyone in. Six by Six, he asked them to perform their foot drills. If I quote Baloo, he distinctly said, “The girls are okay. But the rest of you SUCK!” In the end, only Echidna and Wombat 2 managed to snare some points.
Finally, it was GAMES TIME!
But first, those who volunteered to do the dance and skit had to meet up with Mdm Kerina and Mr Peter. The rest of the Cubs played a fun game with none other than ping-pong balls.
When the dance and skit Cubs returned to the Pack, we played a fun game that involved memory. The Sixer would receive a message. Then, he would pass this message on to the first man of his Six. The first man would pass the message on to the second man. And so on and so forth.
The first message was Custom is on the first day of Every. Only Bilby got it correct, the rest of the Sixes couldn’t get it correct.The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy wolf. That was the second message. Many got it correct, but there was one person who said, “The cripe dumb fox -”To err is human, but to forgive is not company policy. This was by far the hardest message. NO ONE got it correct this time.
All too soon, it was time for Sunset Party, and time to end 20th September’s Scout meeting