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.

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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, October 15, 2016

All about Compass, 15th October 2016

Written by: Jasper Koh, Sixer & Scribe


“Beep! Beep! Beep!” the Senior Sixer blew the whistle signalling the start of the meeting. We started of the day with some badges that the adult leaders had to give out. After Mr Tan came in and gave us an introduction on what we were going to do – The use of Compass.  We were then told to find our pacing, we had to walk 100 meters and find out how many steps we took.

After that, we went up to the PAL room where he taught us more about compass. First, we started of with a recap on the map symbols. He drew the symbols on the whiteboard and we had to name the symbols on the piece of paper. After that, he also tested us on the points of the compass and we had to find out the grid number of a dot on the map he drew.

Soon, he explained to us on how to use a compass and handed us one. The compass he handed out to us was said to be the most common compass, the sliver compass. We tried using the sliver compass and we had to find the south and what was at the south. He then told us if we needed to find where we are facing on the map, we have to find landmarks.


Before we ended off the meeting, we learnt one song. It’s the song Gako the frog. We had a competition on who could do the actions the fastest. After that, we ended off the meeting and due to the upcoming exams in the next few weeks we would not have scouts meeting. I still look forward to the next meeting.

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