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.

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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, April 11, 2015

District Campfire, 11th April 2015


Written by: Kwey Xiu Xi, Sixer & Scribe

Today was the day of the District Campfire. The Sixers-in-training went to the District Sixers Training Camp yesterday, and today we meet them there for a grand campfire!

At six in the evening, we gathered at school, and prepared to leave for the campfire. We travelled on the school bus, which was filled with noise of the excited chatter. It seemed like everyone was looking forward to this campfire.

When we reached the school where the campfire was to be held, we saw the fire wood, placed in the familiar positions we knew, and also a string leading from the second floor down into the campfire wood. Eager as we were, we had to sit in the canteen to wait for them to be ready. We talked about how the school canteen looked like, the different schools of scouts present, (we recognized Beacon Primary school, and another school with a blue scarf) and explained to our recruit the difference of the District campfire and our school campfire.

After a few minutes we were allowed to sit around the campfire. Just as we predicted, they lit the campfire using a “fireball”. At the highest point of the string was a bundle of flammable material, and they lit the string under it. This was slightly different from the other fireballs, as we watched the fire creep up the string and light the fireball before it zoomed down the line into the firewood. Then, “Campfire’s Burning” was sang. The campfire was a mixture of performances by the groups of Sixers-in-training and songs. 

They had some new songs to teach us, apart from our classics that were quite interesting. Also, they ended the campfire in a different way. The guest-of-honour threw a water bomb in the fire, and they emptied a bucket of water on it. I was a little worried that the plastic on the water bomb may melt then.

I hope that the sixers-in-raining are able to learn some songs from the other scouts when they come back. All in all, I think many of us enjoyed the campfire, and I look forward to the next one.

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