Written by Syred Hafiz, Asst Senior Sixer & Scribe
It was finally happening again. Inviting our new President, Mdm Halimah Yacob as our new Chief Scout. This ceremony is called the Adiji 2018 Chief Scout Celebration. It happens when Singapore has a new president and that president will be the new Singapore Chief Scout.
At the celebration, the Henry Park Pelican Scouts and other scout groups practiced a drill to welcome the President. That took us about one and a half to two hours to do. It was an extremely hot day while we were doing the drill. After the drills, we headed to the canteen to eat. There were so many selections of delicious food such as fried chicken, seaweed chicken, nuggets, ice cream, burgers, drinks and snacks. And the best thing was they were all cheap. I stuffed myself as I had not eaten lunch.
Then, we were told to quickly go up on stage and to what we practiced. All of a sudden, the President was entering the hall. Everyone was extremely excited but had to keep the volume down. When she entered, the scouts who were not on stage ran towards her and took selfies and asked for signatures. So we did the drills and we had fun. When we went down, we acted exactly like what the students just now were doing. Getting selfies and asking for signatures. Some were extremely happy when they shook her hand.
Then, we played some games and headed back to school. That is definitely a memory I will never forget for a long long time.