Advanced Hike Consent Forms

Dear Scouts,

Attached are the consent forms for the upcoming Advanced Hike. The form applies for both the 1st and the 6th of August, depending on which is your hike date and please take note there are two separate forms for the different levels. Please print the appropriate and get it signed by your scheduled hike date. Thank you.

Yours in scouting,

Shaun

Scouts Advanced Hike Form ( Sec 1) 001Scout Advanced Hike Form (Sec 2 & 3) 001

Information on Training 31st July 2015 (Friday)

Dear Scouts,

Information on Training 31st July 2015 (Friday)

Duty Patrol: Panther (flagpole required)

Attire: Full Scout Uniform + PT Kit

Duration: 1445-1815

Time Activity Venue IC
1445 General Fall-In Grass Patch Ryan Jansen
1515 Secondary 1s- Knots

Secondary 2s & 3s-

Advanced Hike Preparation & Knots

Pull-Up Bar Area

Classroom

Secondary 1s-

Samuel Tay & Justin Chin

Secondary 2s & 3s-

Daryl Tang & Gabriel Lim

1700 Physical Training/

District Games Participants Training

Field Mark Ngui
1815 General Fall-Out Grass Patch Ryan Jansen

Please be punctual for this week’s training and remember to bring your donation draw tickets and the right amount of money you have raised by this week.  Thank you.

Yours in scouting,

Shaun

Chief Commissioner Award Ceremony 25th July 2015 (Saturday)

Dear Scouts,

We would like to congratulate Kai Ming and Gabriel Yong for achieving the Chief Commissioner Award this year, after putting in so much of their effort and time striving for it.

The Chief Commissioner Award is a prestigious award only attained after achieving First Class Scouting Standard. It requires determination, great leadership skills and a driving passion in scouting. Thus, to have achieved this award, tremendous effort has to be put in. Once again, we would like to congratulate Kai Ming and Gabriel Yong for their achievement.

Let’s also work together to strive to achieve this award in the coming year.

Attached are the photos taken at the award ceremony by Mr Andrew:

Chief Commissioner Award Ceremony Pictures

Yours in scouting,

Shaun

Information on Training 24th July 2015 (Friday)

Dear Scouts,

Information on Training 24th July 2015 (Friday)

Duty Patrol: Rhino (flagpole not required)

Attire: PT Kit

Duration: 1445-1830

Time Activity Venue IC
1445 General Fall-In Grass Patch Mark Ngui
1500 Secondary 1s

-Lesson on National Flag, Pledge & Anthem

-Store Cleaning

Secondary 2s & 3s*

-Store Cleaning (6 Patrols)

-Knots (6 Patrols)

*Patrols will take turns to carry out both.

Classroom/Store/Open Area Secondary 1:

Samuel Tay

Secondary 2 & 3:

Daryl Tang & Eroy Chia

1700 Patrol Games Field Mark Ngui & Marcus Liow
1830 General Fall-Out Grass Patch Mark Ngui

Please try to be down for training on time. Thank you.

Yours in scouting,

Shaun

Unit Briefing Slides

Dear Scouts,

The unit briefing slides used this Thursday have been updated onto the resources page. If interested, please do refer to it to see the targets that we have set for the unit this year.

Yours in Scouting,

Matthew

Information on Training 16th July 2015 (Thursday)

Dear Scouts,

Information on Training 16th July 2015 (Thursday):

Duty Patrol: Lion (flagpole not required)

Attire: PT Kit

Training Duration: 1445-1810

Time Activity Venue IC
1445 General Fall-In Grass Patch Zachary Low
1500 Patrol Bonding Canteen Eroy ChiaDaryl Tang
1600 Briefing Classroom Wayne
1700 Batch Meeting Classroom (Sec 1s)
Cobra Cove (Sec 2s)
Semi-Circle (Sec 3s)
Secondary1s-Gabriel & ChristopherSecondary 2s-Zaki & JustinSecondary 3s-Wayne, Eroy & Daryl
1810 General Fall-Out Grass Patch Zachary Low

Also a reminder to all scouts that the Donation Draw Tickets are due for collection this Thursday. Please do begin to sell off your tickets if you have not yet begun and bring the tickets down for collection on Thursday’s training. Thank you.

Yours in scouting,

Shaun and Matthew

Farewell.

To all my beloved scouts,

The time has come for me to bade my farewell. Looking back at my four years in scouts, it has definitely been a very fruitful journey and a very enriching experience for myself. I am writing this post today not only to share advice to the respective levels, but also as a big thank you to each and every of you who are puzzle pieces that fill up my scouting journey.

To the secondary ones:
After being in the scout until for more than 6 months, you are definitely no longer new to the scout unit. I would like to thank each and every one of you for choosing to join the Pelandok Scouts. Scouting in Pelandok is very different from other scout troops and I really hope that you would be grateful for that. We are a family, a community, a welcoming place to be in and something that you should look forward to every Friday. I hope that you all would be able to grow as fast as possible and to learn as much as possible before next year, as the new secondary one scouts will take their place in the scout unit. It is then, your role to be a big brother to them, sharing your experiences when you were a secondary one scout for them to hear. Ultimately, from the time since you joined the scout unit to today, I am very proud and amazed at the amount of dedication you all put into scouts.

To the secondary twos:
You all are the future leaders of the troop. A word of caution to you all – be prepared. Before you know it, you will be in the heat of PLTC once more – but the difference is that you are the ones leading your patrols. However, it is important for you to remember that you should never forsake your friendship and relationships forged between the two years in pursuit for your desired leadership post. I see potential in each and every one of you, in different aspects, and I really hope that each and every of you will be able to harness each another’s strengths to work hand in hand to achieve the best for the unit. I wish each and every of you the best in your future.

To the secondary threes:
How should I start with this.. Let’s just say that it didn’t start off very well and there were many negative feelings felt towards your batch. However, it was through your hard work, and PLTC that proved to us that you are more than what they claim you are. You are leaders, you are the decision makers of the future of the Pelandok Scout Group. You’ve stepped up and I can say that I am proud of each and every one of you. To those that have achieved the post that you aimed to achieved, I would like to thank this time to congratulate you. To those that haven’t, do not lose hope. Posts are merely a responsibility you uphold but it is your heart that decides who you truly are – are you able to pick yourself up, carry on and serve the unit to the best of your ability? I do not know, only your heart has the answer. I would like to remind each and every of you to remember that you should never be blinded by the title you hold and treat each another with dignity and respect. You all, after all, are a batch and you should never lose the brotherhood you cherish with one another. You all are capable of achieving anything and even the impossible. Continue to work hard and do the unit well.

To the secondary fours:
Thank you for your service to the unit. The year of leadership definitely did not go that smoothly, but thank goodness we made it. I would like to thank each and every of you for putting in your personal best into the scout unit and serving it to the best of your abilities. I would definitely miss you all and may God bless you all. Gabriel, I would definitely miss you for your constant shouting and hollering, especially when I make the most absurd of plans and decisions. I would also miss you for the times we spent scrambling to submit our application for the Chief Commissioner’s Award. Ryan, I would definitely miss you for being the typhoon in the unit, destroying almost and anything you can get your hands on. Thank goodness the store is alive. By the way “Why does our batch have 4 Quarter Masters?” A: “Because you need 4 Quarters to make 1 Master HAHAHA. Juan, probably the coolest and nicest SPL around ever. I do not think I will ever be able to find someone as benevolent, kind and hilarious as you in the future. Jerome, I will miss having the opportunity poking fun at your “74% CCA attendance” in 2014 and you have really done a good job in coordinating the Anniversary Parade practices. Zi Jie, you are the nicest and friendliest scholar in the entire world and we are really glad to have you in our family. Gokul, you are the best programme manager have played a huge role in the organising of our campfire. Kudos to you! Bryan, stop sleeping. Mark, thank you for not setting the store on fire with who knows what dangerous stuff you have at home. Chen Ang, Anzelle, Joseph and Kevin, best smash buddies ever. Rainier, nicest PL in the planet and the most caring as well! Nathanael,for being the derpiest yet cool person that has lots of crazy ideas. Michael and Tow, for leading #APLuprising. Justin, for being the version two of you know who. Andrew, for your awesome violin skills. Ian, Isaac and Santhosh, you guys are musical prodigies. Dylan, for always stopping and posing for the camera. You all have really made this journey amazing. I really hope to see all of you in ventures next year.

We aren’t just a CCA. We aren’t just a scout troop. We are a legacy. We are Pelandok.

Yours in scouting,
Kai Ming

Stepping-Up Ceremony & 163rd Anniversary Parade 11th July 2015 (Saturday)

Dear Scouts,

Yesterday, we witnessed the stepping down of our Secondary 4s and the stepping up of our Secondary 3s. It was a memorable ceremony that we would always remember for the seniors who have done the unit proud and most importantly, journeyed with us as one and taught us the ropes.

Our seniors were not just a group of capable leaders, they were always passionate, enthusiastic and patient to help us as we journeyed with them. The good times, we had celebrated together and the bad times, we had braved it as a unit. Although our Secondary 4s have stepped down from their posts, their spirit still lives on and will kindle as long as we continue to work as a unit towards keeping the scouting legacy and passing on this burning passion in all of us.

From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank all the Secondary 4s for all they have done, all the times they have gone through with us. We wish them all the best for their upcoming O’ Level examinations.

To our Secondary 2s, we believe you will continue to work hard for the unit and strive to do your best. For the Secondary 1s, we hope that after journeying with us for the past 7 months, you feel part of this scouting family and inspired to follow the footsteps of the Secondary 4s.

Last but not least, thank you teachers for your continuous support for the scouting unit and for encouraging us as Secondary 3s to do our very best for the unit in the year ahead.

The Secondary 4 tribute video can be viewed via this link:

Secondary 4 Tribute Video

Apart from the Stepping Up Ceremony, we also participated in the Anniversary Parade. We would like to thank all Scouts whether you were part of the marching contingent, reception, crowd-control or prize-giving, for your efforts to ensure the Anniversary Parade was a success.

We would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mr Alphonsus Gregory for attaining the Long Service Award for 30 years of scouting as well as Mr Chong Chow Wee for 5 years.

The March Past Video can also be found here:

SJI 163rd Anniversary 2015 March Past

Yours in scouting,

Shaun

Great Harmony Journey 4th July 2015 (Saturday)

Hi Scouts,

We would like to thank all the Scouts who took time off to participate in the recent Great Harmony Journey event last Saturday afternoon. Throughout the event, there were many different activities that were planned. There was an Amazing Race where we had to visit different landmarks of Singapore as the various stations and we carried out games there. The event was also graced by the Guest-of-Honour, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. We truly hope you enjoyed the event and understood the aim of promoting Racial Harmony in Singapore.

We have uploaded the pictures taken during the event via this link:

Great Harmony Journey Photos

Yours in scouting,

Shaun

INFORMATION ON TRAINING, 10 JULY 2015 (FRIDAY)

INFORMATION ON TRAINING, 10 JULY 2015 (FRIDAY) Training Duration: 2:45pm – 6:15pm Attire: PT Kit For AP Contingent, please bring along your scout shirt for inspection. Duty Patrol: Black Bear (Flagpole not required) Dear scouts, This post contains information for BOTH this Friday’s training and the details of Anniversary Parade on Saturday. Please scroll further down for information related to Anniversary Parade. FRIDAY TRAINING SCHEDULE:

Time Activity Location IC:
1445 General Fall-In Grass Patch Rainier Goh
1500 Sec 1 – 3s: Store Cleaning AP Contingent: Foot drill practice Sec 4s: Patrol Leader’s Council Store Cleaning: Store AP Contingent practice: Grass Patch/Field Patrol Leader’s Council: LE301(tbc) Store Cleaning: Mark Ngui, Sheng Yuan AP Contingent Practice: Wayne Ang Patrol Leader’s Council: Kai Ming
1800 Patrol Bonding Canteen
1815 General Fall-Out Grass Patch Rainier Goh

ANNIVERSARY PARADE(SATURDAY) SCHEDULE Duration: 10am – 8pm Reporting Attire: Full Scout Uniform + SJI Scarf Reporting Attire(Sec 4s): Full Scout Uniform + SJI Scarf + LANYARDS(Don’t forget to bring) Duty Patrol: Lion

Time Activity Location IC
1000 General Fall-in Grass Patch Oo Guoxuan
1100 Stepping up/Stepping down ceremony Hall Kai Ming
1130
1200
1230
1300 Final Farewell + Group Photo Taking Hall Kai Ming
1330 Lunch Junction 8 Patrol Leaders
1400 Lunch
1430 Lunch
1445 Post Lunch Fall-In Grass Patch Oo Guoxuan
1500 Anniversary Parade Preparation Various locations Jerome Tan Gabriel Yong Juan Tan Oo Guoxuan
1530
1600
1630
1700
1730
1800 Anniversary Parade Field Kai Ming
1830
1900
1930
2000 General Fall-Out Grass Patch Oo Guoxuan

Yours in scouting, Kai Ming