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.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Sixer Training Camp - Day 1, 26th June 2015

Selected Cubs were instructed to be at school by 7.30am. Thaarmin was the earliest to arrive, with Mdm Kerina already waiting at the bus bay.

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
While Chill was assigned to brief Camp Rules, Baloo instructed the Eagle Service Scouts on the erection of a 3-2-1 flag pole.

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
Foot drill is an important part of any uniformed group, and Cub Scouting was no exception. Philip put the Cubs through the basic footdrill.

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.

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