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.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Job Week Preparation, 27th February 2016

Written by: Jessica Koong, Sixer & Scribe leader

“ Hey, can you pass me that pen, please? ” All the scouts and recruits were in their sixes, and we were decorating and improving the scout log as a six. I asked each of my cubs and recruits to write a reflection on the scout hike the week before. All of them started scribbling immediately. Some drew while some wrote. One of them even drew a pyramid with 3 sections, and I asked her what it was for. She informed me that the triangle at the pointed tip was what she knew. The middle section was for what she enjoyed, and the last was for what she had learnt.

While they were writing/ drawing, I decorated the logbook and helped them draw borders. Soon, we had to paste on each of their reflections! Our log book was complete! Much to our disappointment, Mr. Tan asked us to gather back in Indian File. He then invited some sixers up to the front to show the good and bad examples for job week. He reminded us that we had to be polite, and to be gracious when someone rejected our offer for a job. We also had to be on our best behavior as we were wearing the scout uniform and if we misbehaved, the public would know we are scouts. There was one year, some scouts pasted stickers onto a car and because our president, Dr. Tony Tan, is a scout, they complained about our misdemeanor to him! This got our attention and the scouts immediately listened attentively.

Mdm Kerina then gave out the new area badges. Surprise! Surprise! Henry Park is in the North area! Everyone got a huge shock and started asking Mdm Kerina questions. “ I don’t know don’t ask me! ” was what Mdm Kerina chuckled.

Before we knew it, it was time to go. This week, the meeting was only an hour long as there was a briefing for the recruits’ parents. I cannot wait for next week! It will be the investiture!

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