Written by; Syed Hafiz, Assistant Senior Sixer & Scribe
“ Beep! Beep! Beep! Beep! Beep!” the senior sixer Trisha blew the whistle to indicate horseshoe. The scouts flag rose high during colour party. We did one minute of silence and tied a knot on the left side of our scarf. After horseshoe, Trisha told us to line up in Indian file. Mdm. Kerina told us that we were going to do rope crawling! All of us were very excited as rope crawling sounded very fun.
Mdm. Kerina called us six by six to come outside of the Kidzone. When we saw Mr. Tan adjusting the ropes onto the tree, we were scared as we did not know if it could take our weight. But when Mr. Tan showed us how to do it, we were confident. We went in order starting from Primary 1 to Primary 5. Since it was taking too long, Mr. Cheong tied another rope to the tree to start another queue.
The Primary 4s went to the other rope that Mr. Cheong tied. When I saw the queues, they were so long I did not know what time we were going to end! All of us had to be patient and finally everyone had a turn. We each had to use both hands to hold on to the rope and lock our feet together on the rope. Then move to the other end. It was FUN – I wished we had more than 1 turn on the rope.
After all of that, we gathered in the Kidzone. Balloo called four cubs out. They attempted to get their entertainers proficiency badge. They sang a few songs but we all disliked it so four of them failed.
Because of that, the cubs were very bored. So Balloo requested for Trisha and I to sing some songs. Balloo told us to do hand actions so that they could follow our pace. But I was confused and I did not realize that I was doing it wrongly. So Balloo had a good laugh. He said that we could get the entertainers badge for the comic relief.
After all the fun, the scout meeting had to come to an end. Trisha blew the whistle for horseshoe and we ended with “Bersurai!” J