INFORMATION FOR TRAINING ON 4 AUGUST 2018 (SATURDAY)

Dear Scouts,

Please take note of the details pertaining to this training. Only Year 3s are to be present for this training.

Information for Training on 4 August 2018

Duration: 0800 -1200

Attire: PT Kit

Duty Patrol: Flying Fish

Time Activity Venue IC
0800 – 0815 Fall in Benches outside LE302 Ethan Goh
0815 – 1030 Hike Planning Com Lab 1 SPLs
1030 – 1200 PT and Games Track SPLs
1200 Fall Out Benches outside LE302 Ethan Goh

 

If you have any queries, please approach your PLs.

Yours in scouting,

Dylan

 

11th NATIONAL TAIWAN SCOUT JAMBOREE 2018

Dear Scouts,

Below are an article and some images, accounting and reflecting the experience of our scouts who went for the 11th National Taiwan Scout Jamboree.

“From 30 June to 6 July, 3 of our SJI Pelandok Scouts, Julian Teng, Khoo Kee Suen and Ridley Leong embarked on the Jamboree of their lifetime – the 11th National Taiwan Scout Jamboree held in Cheng Kung Ling Campsite, Taichung, Taiwan.  Despite encountering pouring rain for all 6 days of the Jamboree, the rain certainly did not dampen our spirits when we attended fun activity after fun activity during the Jamboree, especially when Julian stood proudly on stage as the Singapore flag-bearer and when Kee Suen had to accept an interview in Chinese for a local radio station.

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Julian standing proudly with the flag. Kee Suen showing no signs of nervousness in front of the microphone.

 

Badge-trading happened on a daily basis, which was the stepping stone to forging of relationships with Scouts from other countries, as Instagram accounts, phone numbers and photographs were exchanged afterwards. We are definitely very proud of our badge collection with badges of immense size, intricate designs and appealing colour combination.

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3 of us taking a wefie with Taiwanese Scouts who came to trade badges with us. We arrived in Singapore with our intricate collection of badges, woggles and scarves.

Have you ever performed in front of a crowd of more than 10,000 people?  If you have not, go for a Jamboree.  During the International Night, we received the privilege of performing a dance in front of an enthusiastic crowd of more than 12,000 strong.  It may sound nerve-wracking, but once we were on stage, we just thought of enjoying ourselves on stage.  Hearing the roaring screams of the Taiwanese Scouts when we danced, we immediately knew that 2 months of preparation and rehearsals had bore fruit.

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All 3 of us having the time of our lives during International Night. The Singapore Contingent’s ending pose after dancing to the popular Chinese hit “Manual of Youth” by TF Boys.

Taiwan is one of the most environmentally-friendly places on Earth, thus it makes sense that the organisers of Jamboree included an activity to educate the Scouts on the importance of being environmentally-friendly.  In that, we went litter-picking at a beach near Taichung City.  The environment was very unpleasant. The beach was littered with numerous plastic bottles, plastic bags, household items etc, not to mention the odour of the litter.  We came across a carcass of a dead fish hidden among the trash.  It tugged on our heartstrings as innocent animals lose their lives by swimming in polluted waters.

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The beach filled with plastic waste among the washed-up grass. All 3 of us smiling broadly after contributing to the good of our environment.

The fun certainly did not end after the Jamboree concluded.  We had another 2 and a half days of educational excursion in Taipei.  It was nice sleeping in comfortable hotel beds and we had a whale of a time walking in the bustling markets of Shihlin, Jiufen and Ximending and appreciating Taiwanese culture by flying a sky lantern and making Taiwanese pineapple cakes.  The biggest highlight was obviously scaling 91 levels of Taipei 101, where we were rewarded with a panoramic aerial view of Taipei City.

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We are going to scale Taipei 101! We’ve made it!  At the 91st level!

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We were rewarded with a bird’s eye view of Taipei City at Taipei 101’s Observation Deck.

 

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We are about to send our well wishes up to the heavens, hoping that they will be answered. Enjoying delicious bubble tea with our friends in the Singapore Contingent.

We had so much fun in Taiwan such that when we headed back to Taipei Taoyuan International Airport on the 8th of July, the proverb “all good things come to an end” resonated soundly with us as we reluctantly boarded the aeroplane back to Singapore.  We certainly did not regret signing up for this Jamboree as it has taught us a lot of Scouting and life skills, with elements of fun weaved between it.” Article written by Ridley Leong

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The Singapore Contingent posing for a group photograph at Singapore Changi Airport before boarding the plane to Taiwan.

 

Yours in scouting,

Marcus

 

 

 

 

 

BLUESHARK REFLECTION FOR PROJECT SCUBILION 2018

Dear Scouts,

Below are the images and reflection done by Blueshark Patrol on their Project Scubilion 2018:

“Project Scubillion 2018 was all about TEACH and PREACH. On Wednesdays of the first three weeks of July, the patrol members of Blue Shark went down to Agape Little Uni @Clementi to educate the pre-school children there on the basics of Scouting.

Although the children were really hyperactive which caused long-winded plans made to teach the young ones on the history of Scouting and knot tying to quickly fall apart, we managed to work our way around it and we must say, it was an eye opener doing so.

The children were fascinated by the highwayman’s hitch knot which captivated their attention so we used that to engage them which turned out to be very successful. The Secondary 2 and even Secondary 1s would innovate games for them to play using the different knots taught to them to let them have more fun and enjoyment during these sessions. There were also children which were rather shy and quiet, too afraid to go out of their comfort zone. However, with constant encouragement they opened up to us and would engage in the lesson enthusiastically.

Overall, Scubillion this year was a tiring yet joyful experience and all of us benefited a lot from it. The children had a lot of fun and learnt many new things, which we hope they would remember some skills to use in the future.”

Yours in Scouting,

Dylan

INFORMATION FOR TRAINING ON 3 AUGUST 2018 (FRIDAY)

Dear Scouts,

Please take note of the details pertaining to this Friday’s training. All scouts are to be present for this training.

Information for Training on 3 August 2018

Duration: 1500 – 1800

Attire: Full Uniform (Bring along Unit Tee)

Duty Patrol: Dolphin (Flagpole required)

 

Time Activity Venue IC
1500 – 1515 Fall In Field outside ISH Sebastien Leib
1515 – 1630 Year 1 – Knots Test
Year 2 – Knots Test
Year 3 – Knots Test
Year 1 @ LE303
Year 2 @ FN303
Year 3 @ LE302
Level Mentors
1630 – 1730 Year 1 – Gadgets Lecture
Year 2 – Hike Planning
Year 3 – Hike Planning
Year 1 @ LE303
Year 2 @ FN303
Year 3 @ LE302
Level Mentors
1730 – 1800 Patrol Time  

Respective Venues

Patrol Leaders
1800 Fall Out Field outside ISH Sebastien Leib

 

If you have any queries, please approach your PLs.

Yours in scouting,

Marcus

 

 

INFORMATION FOR TRAINING ON 28 JULY 2018 (SATURDAY)

Dear Scouts,

Please take note of the details pertaining to this training. Only Year 2s, Year 2 mentors and Quatermasters are to be present for this training.

Information for Training on 28 July 2018

Duration: 0800-1315

Attire: PT Kit

Duty Patrol: Tiger

Time Activity Venue IC
0800 – 0815 Fall in Grasspatch outside store Russell Lai
0815 – 0845 Drawing of poles Grasspatch outside store QMs
0900 – 1200 Pioneering Test Respective venues SPLs
1200 – 1315 Returning of equipments back to store Grasspatch outside store QMs
1315 Fall out Grasspatch outside store Russell Lai

If you have any queries, please approach your PLs.

Yours in scouting,

Dylan

INFORMATION FOR UNIT BONDING DAY ON 27  JULY 2018 (FRIDAY)

Dear Scouts,

Please take note of the details pertaining to this Friday’s Unit Bonding Day. All scouts are to be present this Friday.

 

Information for Unit Bonding Day on 27 July 2018

Duration: 1300 – 1700

Attire: PT Kit (Bring along Unit Tee)

Duty Patrol: Rhino

 

Time Activity Venue IC
1300 – 1315 Fall in Foyer Benjamin Lim
1330 – 1430 Travelling to The Cage @ Kallang MRT to Kallang SPLs
1430 – 1700 Archery Tag The Cage@ Kallang FUN Empire Facilitators
1700 Fall Out The Cage@ Kallang Benjamin Lim

 

All scouts are to leave class at 12.30pm to eat lunch before fall in. Also, ensure that you bring along your EZ-Link card with sufficient funds in it. If you have any queries, please approach your PLs.

 

Yours in scouting,

 

Marcus

 

 

INFORMATION FOR TRAINING ON 21 JULY 2018 (SATURDAY)

Dear Scouts,

Please take note of the details pertaining to this training. All scouts are to be present for this training.

Information for Training on 21 July 2018

Duration: 0815 – 1215

Attire: PT Kit

Duty Patrol: Panther

Time Activity Venue IC
0815 – 0830 Fall in Benches outside LE302 Isaac Surendran
0830 – 0945 Year 1 – Stretch Lashings

Year 2 – Pioneering Practice

Year 3 – Stretch Lashings

Year 1 @ ISH sheltered walkway

Year 2 @ Field outside ISH

Year 3 @ ISH sheltered walkway

Level Mentors
0945 – 1100 Year 1 – Foot Drills

Year 2 – Pioneering Practice

Year 3 – Foot Drills

Year 1 @ Amphitheatre

Year 2 @ Field outside ISH

Year 3 @ Track

Level Mentors
1100 – 1215 Year 1 – Knots Lesson

Year 2 – Pioneering Practice

Year 3 – Knots Lesson

Year 1 @ Benches outside LE302

Year 2 @ Field outside ISH

Year 3 @ LE302

Level Mentors
1215 Fall out Benches outside LE302 Isaac Surendran

 

If you have any queries, please approach your PLs.

Yours in scouting,

Dylan

INFORMATION FOR TRAINING ON 20  JULY 2018 (FRIDAY)

Dear Scouts,

Please take note of the details pertaining to this Friday’s training. All scouts are to be present for this training.

 

Information for Training on 20 July 2018

Duration: 1500 – 1800

 

Attire: PT Kit (Bring along Unit Tee)

 

Duty Patrol: Lion

 

Time Activity Venue IC
1500 – 1515 Fall in Benches outside LE302 K Preneel
1515 – 1645 Knots Lesson Year 1 @ LE303

Year 2 @ FN303

Year 3 @ LE302

Level Mentors
1645 – 1800 Lashing Drill Respective Venues SPLs
1800 Fall Out Benches outside LE302 K Preneel

 

If you have any queries, please approach your PLs.

 

Yours in scouting,

 

Marcus

 

INFORMATION FOR TRAINING ON 13 JULY 2018 (FRIDAY)

Dear Scouts,

Please take note of the details pertaining to this Friday’s training. All scouts are to be present for this training.

Information for Training on 13 July 2018

Duration: 1500 – 1800

Attire: PT Kit (Bring along Unit Tee)

Duty Patrol: Leopard

Time Activity Venue IC
1500 – 1515 Fall in Benches outside LE302 Kota Murali
1515 – 1545 Year 1 – Component training: WSB Test

Year 2 – SLC lecture

Year 3 – Clear badge components

Year 1 @ LE303

Year 2 @ FN303

Year 3 @ LE302

Level Mentors/Mr Gregory
1545 – 1630 Year 1 – Scouting Games

Year 2 – SLC lecture

Year 3 – Scouting Games

Respective venues Level Mentors/Mr Gregory
1630 – 1800 Year 1 – Clear badge components Year 2 – SLC lecture

Year 3 – Stretch Lashings

Year 1 @ LE303

Year 2 @ FN303

Year 3 @ ISH Sheltered Walkway

Level Mentors/Mr Gregory
1800 Fall out Benches outside LE302 Kota Murali

 

If you have any queries, please approach your PLs.

Yours in scouting,

Dylan

 

INFORMATION FOR TRAINING ON 6 JULY 2018 (FRIDAY)

Dear Scouts,

Please take note of the details pertaining to this Friday’s training. All scouts are to be present for this training.

Information for Training on 6 July 2018

Duration: 1500 – 1800

Attire: PT Kit (Bring along Unit Tee)

Duty Patrol: Black Bear

 

Time Activity Venue IC
1500 – 1515 Fall in Field outside ISH Jerome Lye
1515 – 1630 Year 1 – Component training: WSB

Year 2 – Component training: Foot Drills

Year 3 – Games planning

Year 1 @ LE303

Year 2 @ Amphitheatre

Year 3 @ LE302

Level Mentors
1630 – 1800 Year 1 – Component training: WSB

Year 2 – Clear badge components

Year 3 – Clear badge components

Year 1 @ LE303

Year 2 @ Benches outside LE302

Year 3 @ LE302

Level Mentors
1800 Fall out Field outside ISH Jerome Lye

 

If you have any queries, please approach your PLs.

Yours in scouting,

Marcus