Written by: Cheong Yew Meng, Sixer & Scribe
It was just a plain Saturday morning when we gathered for scouts meeting. However, today something seemed different.
It was the Handover Ceremony! During this ceremony, new Senior Sixer, Assistant Senior Sixer, Sixers and Assistant Sixers will be appointed. We also bid temporary farewell to the existing batch of leaders who are the P6s as the "retired" to concentrate on their PSLE.
After our usual colour party and lining up in Indian File. Baloo gave out some badges for those cubs who had put in time and effort in achieving those badges. I was glad I am one of the recipient! Baloo went on to encouraged those with no progress badges to work harder! Baloo also explained the important to be in proper scout attire for every scout meeting. Then the adult leaders collected the donation draw tickets in our sixer's corner.
Soon, it was the handover ceremony. I could see the excitment in many. Raksha first announced the new assistant sixers, sixers and the 2 senior sixers. The appointed cubs came forward in an orderly manner to receive their certificate and the badge from Chil.
After that, Baloo led us in a simple yet solemn ceremony for the official handover. First it was the handing over by the senior sixer and assistant senior sixers. The existing senior sixers handed over the scout flag, unit flag and the log of the unit to the newlty appointed senior sixers. Next, it was the handing over of the six, one six at a time, the existing sixer, holding their six flag, marched forward with his cubs behind towards the newly appointed sixer, the existing sixer then handed over the six log and the six flag to the newly appointed sixer and the newly appointed sixer then received the cubs into his charge.
Before the meeting ended, we did a symbolic sent off for all the P6s. 2 cubs had to carry a P6 for a short distance (from the pack out of the kids zone).
"Horse-shoe" shouted the newly appointed senior sixer, Minn Wen & Nicole.
This meeting ended with a bang!