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, April 2, 2016

Area Camp cum Area Campfire, 2nd April 2016


Written by: Jessica Koong, Sixer & Scribe leader

“Are we there yet? How much longer?” The complaints streamed out of the cubs as we made our way to Nanyang Primary School. We were going for the district campfire! This year, the district training camp was held at Nanyang Primary School and all the cubs felt lethargic from the bus ride.

When we reached Nanyang Primary School, a hush fell upon the cubs as we weaved our way into the school compound. On our right lay a field, as green as it could be, and on our left stood a grand sweeping staircase that led to the parade square. Making our way up the staircase, I noticed that the trainees had yet to arrive.

After waiting for what felt like an eternity, the campfire started. Ms Lee, the principal of Nanyang Primary School declared the campfire open and a ball of fire whizzed in the air and landed in the stack of wood. The emcees kick started the campfire by playing a game. Then, it was time for the different patrols to perform on stage. We sang along with the patrols, having fun all the way. For the song ‘A Thousand Legged Worm’, all the scouts were invited to form a ‘choo-choo train’ and dance around the campfire.

Time flew in a blink of an eye and before we knew it, it was time for refreshments. We ended the campfire on a high note as Ms Lee declared the campfire closed. When we were all seated down with our drinks, we slurped them up greedily. Coincidentally, it was one of our cub’s birthday! We sang him a birthday song and he flushed in embarrassment.

Tired but in high spirits, we boarded the bus to return to Henry Park Primary School. Nicole, Min Wenn and I helped Mrs Kong carry the apple pies on to the bus. When we reached school, the apple pies were given out and all of us sighed when the warm apple bits touched our taste buds. One by one, the scouts went home. I cannot wait for the next campfire! 



Ready for the Area Campfire

Campfire burning in the dark dark night...


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