Slowly, the Cubs arrived, some with their back packs and some with their trolley bags. Could they have forgotten that this was a Training Camp and not a holiday camp?
Eagle Scouts were also on hand to assist with the heavy lifting.
Cubs were assigned to their allocated Six, namely Elephant, Giraffe and Hippo. Duty Senior Sixer, Duty Asst. Senior Sixer, Sixers and Assistant Sixers were appointed for the day. They would rotate everyday. Attendance was taken, with 3 Cubs absent. Camp fees was also collected.
It was time to board the bus for Sembawang Terror Sea Scout Camp. The camp would be shared with 23rd Eagle Scouts Patrol Leaders Training Course. It was the first time that our STC was held together with PLTC.
|Chill briefing Cubs on Camp Rules|
Baloo demonstrated how to pitch up the dome tent, and Cubs were then tasked to pitch up their shelter for the next 2 nights. It was easier to pitch compared with the A-tent that we used to pitch. Cubs still needed some help and supervision to have the tents up. The hard ground did not help either.
|Dome Tents are up|
Flag folding, Grand Howl and Colour Party were essential skills that Cubs needed to learn well.
Lunch was yellow rice with shrimp and pork floss. Vegetarian and halal food were also catered for our vegetarian and Muslim Cubs.
After lunch, it was time for knots and lashings. Cubs were also required to construct some camp gadgets.
Pelican Service Scouts were tasked to build a camp gadget to show to the Cubs.
It was time for the 10km hike. This year, we had a joint hike with Scouts from 23rd Eagles who planned 7 check points, with tasks at each checkpoint. Chil decided the Cubs would only do tasks at 3 checkpoints, as the 10km hike was challenging and time was a concern. The tasks included pitching a dome tent, playing games and cooking maggi noodles.
All the Cubs managed to complete the hike without much problem. Well done, Cubs!
After dinner, Dr Koong and Dr Ho gave a lecture on First Aid.