Written by: Jasper Koh, Sixer & Scribe
We started our day as usual, with a horse shoe. We did everything as usual, raising the flag, the scout promise, one minute of silence and tying a knot on our left side of our scarf. We lined up in Indian file and Mr Tan, the chief commissioner of scouts was there to teach us how to tie a triangle bandage using our scarf. He also explained that it was meant to use when someone’s arm was fractured or sprained and that the person could not move his/her hand so we can use that to support the injured person’s arm.
We were dismissed to our six corners and within our six we tried it out on each other. The recruits were grouped according to the same order that was given to them during their second scout meeting which was the Chinese New Year craft meeting. After around 20 minutes, everyone was able to tie the triangle bandage with his or her scarf. The tricky part came, Mr Tan turned it into a competition with the scarf tying. We were to compete who could tie a triangle bandage the fastest. Actually, the main purpose of the competition was to see whether the recruits could tie the triangular bandage fast. The judging criteria were based on speed, how nice it was tied and was it done properly.
We had a few rounds so that everyone could try. At the end of the competition, there was a tie between Platypus and Wallaby with 8 points. We then moved on to Track and Trail. The sixers were called out to lay the trails for the scouts to follow. There were a total of 3 routes that the scouts could do. Once we were ready, the scouts together with the recruits started the trails. The sixers guided them through the trails and help them with it.
After the track and trail, we kept all the sticks we used to form the trails. We lined back up in Indian file and Mr Tan taught us one song. The song title was called “I met a bear”. We only sang the first verse and did not complete the song as there was not enough time. Soon, it was time to go and we lined up in horse shoe for the flag lowering. I look forward to the next Scout meeting!\\