Written by: Evangel Wong, Assistant Senior Sixer & Scribe
“BEEP!BEEP!BEEP!BEEP!BEEEEP! HORSE SHOE!” The senior sixers blew their whistle and yelled for horse shoe. It was the first meeting after the recruit's camp. All the cubs ran into their horse shoe position and the recruits standing at the back of the horse shoe. After all the horse shoe procedures, everyone gathered in Indian file, with the recruits in two groups. Mrs Koh then assigned the recruits to go to their respective six, as the six warmly welcomed the new recruits in their team.
Once everybody settled down, the sixers had to record down the new information about their own cubs. After that was all done, Kaa explained to us the activity for today .....
Each six was going to make one bridge and one tower out of newspaper! We thought it was impossible!!! Kaa then told us the rules and the challenge... we had to build a tower and a bridge in a way so that it can hold a tennis ball for at least 5 seconds! But of course the more tennis balls it can hold the better !
Each six can only start by having 10 sheets of newspaper. If a six wanted more, a recruit had to recite either the scout law or scout promise to the senior sixers and they would get 1 sheet. Kaa wanted to teach us about the 3R’S ( Recycle, Reuse and Reduce)
1,2,3 and GO! It was time to start, time to put on our thinking caps! Time passed quickly, and it was time to STOP! Kaa and the teachers walked around testing and measuring each six’s newspaper construction, awarding each six with points. After all the grading was done, everyone cleared up the mess. Once the kidzone was spotless, the senior sixers commanded for horse shoe for the dismissal.
Another fun and wonderful scout meeting.
|Baloo revising the scout promise & law with the recruits|
|Planning for the challenge...|
|How should we start???|
|Let me measure your waist...|
|What's your shoe size??|
|Next, the sizes for cap...|
|Guess who's building behind our back!!|
|All ready for grading!!|
|We are ready too!!!|
|Hope our tower will stay up till Kaa grade us!!|
|Oops!!! Down came our tower...|
|I think ours is the best!!|
|Here's our bridge...|