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 11, 2017

1st hike at MacRitchie, 11th February 2017

Written by: Jasper Koh, Sixer & Scribe leader

“Beep! Beep! Beep!” the Senior Sixer blew the whistle as we lined up in Indian file. This meeting was different as we gathered at the Bus Bay at 7am for our hike! This was the first hike of the year and the recruits were joining us. The recruits went to their Six which they were assigned last week. Shafiq, the Senior Sixer, went through all the forms to make sure everyone has submitted their forms.

We did a headcount of everyone and we were told to follow the adult leaders assigned to our Six. Soon, we boarded the bus and went to MacRitchie to hike. When we arrived at MacRitchie, we started the hike. We hiked along the MacRitchie reservoir and saw many people canoeing. We came across a fallen tree which some of us had to duck down to pass the tree. At the end of the first route, we took another route and turned back. This time it wasn’t along the reservoir but through the forest. After a while, we reached back at where we started and set up our picnic mats. Once we laid down the picnic mats, we started our picnic. We shared food and talked to each other.


After we finished our picnic, we started on Track and Trail. While Mr Cheong was talking to the scouts about Track and Trail, the Sixers went ahead to set up the trail. Soon, Six by Six everyone went to find the end of the trail which was the gone home sign. After that, we boarded the bus and headed back to the school. Raksha then told us to wear our full scout uniform for Total Defense Day. When she finished talking, we were dismissed and went back home. I really enjoyed this week’s hike and I hope there will be more hikes in the future. I am looking forward to the next scout meeting!

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