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 24, 2018

North Area World Scout Field Day, 24th February 2018

Written by Joanne Koong, Sixer & Scribe Leader

Today, we participated in the North Zone World Scout Day Carnival at Xishan Primary School. When we reached the school, we sat down in the hall, together with scouts from many other schools. After a safety briefing, we were ready to start. We were in high spirits, looking forward to playing different games. Each school had to set up a game booth. Our unit's game was called the Spin-the-Wheel. The wheel was spun and when it stopped at a certain number on the wheel, the scout had to perform the task assigned to that number. All the questions were related to scouting. I wondered which school would have the most interesting game...

We first went to the Indoor Sports Hall. The first game we played was trying to throw the aeroplane that we had made into a cardboard box. The second game my six played was "Bowl the Bottles". We had to knock down bottles which were either half-filled with water or empty. The fewer tries we made, the more stamps we earned. Stamps could be exchanged for prizes.

Time flew by and it was soon 10.30am. We proceeded to the canteen and had our break. When we entered the canteen, the aroma of cotton candy and popcorn filled the air. They smelt so good! Unfortunately, we soon realised that we had to pay $2 for a small packet of popcorn and $3 for the cotton candy. Firstly, I thought that the popcorn was overpriced and secondly none of us had brought money. :(

Next, we went to the basketball court where there were many more game booths. The most fun game that I played was "Bounce the Ping Pong Ball". We had to bounce a ping pong ball on the table and try to make it bounce into a cup. It was tough!

Soon, it was 11. It was my turn to man our game booth. Our unit's game was called Spin-the-Wheel. The big wheel was like a pizza, divided into many wedges. Each wedge had a number on it. The wheel was spun and when it stopped at a certain number on the wheel, the scout had to answer the question assigned to that number. All the questions were related to scouting such as what the three fingers in the Scout Salute represent. Scouts who answered the question correctly were given a token each. I thought that our game was a very good idea as it allowed us to recall our knowledge on scouting and understand more about scouting.

Before I knew it, I found myself sitting in the hall, listening to the announcements of prize winners. Our unit's game won a silver award which was definitely a pleasant surprise for all of us! Not only did we have a lot of fun and laughter, we had a trophy to bring home!

This was my first time participating in a scout carnival. It was really fun and educational. I think we should attend such carnivals more often as they allow us to make friends and interact with scouts from other units. Sharing experiences with other people makes the event more memorable. 

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