INFORMATION FOR ASEAN SCOUTS YOUTH FORUM 2019 (13 – 15 SEP)

Dear Scouts,

Below is the link to the notice form for the ASEAN Scouts Youth Forum 2019. This only applies to those who are selected. Please remember to print the form which is to be signed and brought along on the first day (13 September).

ASEAN 2019

If you have any queries, please approach your respective PLs.

Yours in scouting,

Ian

PICTURES FROM YEAR 2 WILLING HEARTS EVENT

Dear Scouts,

Attached below are photos of the Year 2 scouts that attended the willing hearts event on the 25th August. They definitely had an enriching and interesting experience, having the chance to help out in various activities in the kitchen in order to prepare food for the needy in Singapore. Additionally, participating this event with their parents while contributing to society definitely gave them the chance to improve their family bond.

Yours in scouting,

Pin Hao

INFORMATION FOR TRAINING ON 23 AUGUST 2019 (FRIDAY)

Dear Scouts,

Please take note of the details pertaining to this Friday’s training. All scouts are to be present. Please be reminded to bring all your uniform parts as it will be a full  uniform training.

INFORMATION FOR TRAINING ON 23 AUGUST 2019 (FRIDAY)

Duration: 1500 – 1800

Attire: Full Uniform (Bring along PT Kit)

Reporting Place: Grass Patch outside LE302

Duty Patrol: Swordfish (flagpole required)

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If you have any queries, please approach your respective PLs.

Yours in scouting,

Ian

LEOPARD REFLECTION FOR PROJECT SCUBILION 2019

Dear Scouts,

Below are the images and reflection done by Leopard patrol on their Project Scubilion 2019:

From July to August 2019, we visited SJIJ scout group to assist the facilitators in teaching and mentoring the cub scouts. In the course of the many unusual experiences we have had there, we believe that we have learnt many useful lessons.
The first task was marching. As the cub scouts were very young and playful, we expected that we would have much difficulty teaching them. However, to our surprise, they carefully listened to our instructions, and were able to understand quickly the technique of marching. We were very glad that we were able to teach young children how to march, without assistance from the adults.
The second task was the badge attainment schemes. Here, we worked together with the scout facilitators to go through the activities required to attain a scout badge, such as knots. Though the activity itself went smoothly, there was a conflict among a few cub scouts for being teased and excluded. As we had to rely on the adult facilitators to solve the problem, we felt that much could be improved on the issue of conflict resolution.
The third task was campfire songs. We were glad that the cub scouts were listening to us most of the time and were singing loudly in unison. However, we had to skip part of the songs as we were either not really sure about the song, or the lyrics were different from what we usually sing. We believe that it would be better to prepare the songs in advance and practise singing beforehand.
As for the fourth task, we tried to think of a game with simple rules and does not cause any conflict among the cub scouts. Unfortunately, the game that we thought of, dodgeball, turned out to be a disaster because the cub scouts ended up simply throwing balls at each another. As it was difficult to act as referees due to the sheer numbers of cub scouts (not to mention that one of our patrol members actually joined in the game), we felt that other simpler games would have been better. However, we also felt that simple games such as soccer and handball will cause conflict as some cub scouts may hog onto the ball.
Overall, we had a great time working with the cub scouts and their facilitators. As for the points that we can improve on, we believe that preparing more in advance will prevent or minimise the problems that we observed, as we have more time to have better discussions with one another and with the facilitators about the activities that we are planning to do.

INFORMATION FOR TKSS COMBINED ON 16 AUGUST 2019 (FRIDAY)

Dear Scouts,

Please take note of the details pertaining to this Friday’s TKSS Combined. Please also take note that only year 1s are required to attend this training. and that there will be no training for the year 2s and 3s.

INFORMATION FOR TRAINING ON 16 AUGUST (FRIDAY)

Duration: 1400 – 1800

Attire: Unit Tee + PE Shorts

Reporting Place: SJI Foyer

 

Time Activity Venue IC
1400 – 1410 Fall In SJI Foyer Keith Loh
1410 – 1445 Chartered bus ride to TKSS SJI Foyer Mr Ng
1445 – 1500 Briefing TKSS Classroom Marcus and Tse Han
1500 – 1530 Icebreakers TKSS Classroom Marcus and Tse Han
1530 – 1730 Station Games Around TKSS Campus Station ICs
1730 – 1750 Debrief & Reflection TKSS Classroom Marcus and Tse Han
1750 – 1800 Fall Out TKSS Foyer Keith Loh

If you have any queries, please approach your respective PLs.

Yours in scouting,

Ian

PANTHER REFLECTION FOR PROJECT SCUBILION 2019

Dear Scouts,

Below are the images and reflection done by Panther patrol on their Project Scubilion 2019:

Over the course of 3 weeks, our patrol, Panther, regularly visited St Luke’s Eldercare at Clementi. We interacted with the old folks there and conversed with them, while occasionally helping to escort them around the centre. After the elderly left the centre for their homes, we stayed behind to assist in cleaning up the centre.

We faced quite a number of challenges while working with the elderly. St Luke’s Eldercare is a centre that mostly hosts dementia patients. Conversations with the elders were often repeated. In addition, there was a language barrier between us and most of the elders. Many of them spoke dialects of Chinese which we could not understand. Despite all of these problems, we tried our best to act as friends elders and trade stories with each of them.

At the end of the day, it was extremely heartwarming to see the smiles on their faces and the gratefulness they displayed. The elders would always wave at us before leaving the centre. We certainly hope that we were able to give that moment of happiness and companionship to the elders. It was a changed ge to interact with a huge part of society that is often overlooked. The experience was fruitful and eye-opening, and definitely one we won’t forget in the years to come.

TIGER REFLECTION FOR PROJECT SCUBILION 2019

Dear Scouts,

Below are the images and reflection done by Tiger patrol on their Project Scubilion 2019:

For 2019, Tiger Patrol decided to go back to our roots helping what we were once before, Primary Schoolers. This year, we went to Anglo Chinese Junior Cub Scouts for our Scubillon.

As we first entered the school vicinity, we were greeted with loud shouting, furious screaming and of course, intense playing. As we waited for the cub scouts to fall in, we met the wonderful teacher who had allowed us to indulge in all this, Ms Ho. She truly was a kind hearted teacher allowing us to engage her cub scouts amongst the demanding NDP rehearsals they were having. When we first met the cub scouts, all of the patrol was reluctant to talk to them. As we continued to converse with the lot, we could see past this and realise how kind and fun they were.

During our patronage over to ACSJ, we taught them various basic scout skills such as, survival knots and their purpose, basic first aid, and basic foot drills. On our first week there, we gave a brief introduction and proceeded to teach some knots to them. Since they are all well taught scouts, they could easily apply this contextual knowledge to what they already new and produced some results that no one anticipated, that is understanding the knot in less than 3 attempts.

On our second week there, we planned to do marching but we were pleasantly surprised as we met the brother duo of ACSJ’s ex-Troop Leaders, the Sidhu Brothers. They had both been down that day to teach the boys some marching and as such, we worked together and came together making a very productive and fruitful training with new friendships arising.

For our last week, we decided to do first aid. We taught them about standard protocols of first aid and how to administer it. Most of them had prior knowledge about first aid due to the multitude of youtube videos on the topic and were very proficient. With this being our last training with them we decided to settle with a group photo after which we were greeted with a big ‘Thank You!” from everyone there.

Overall, this year’s scubillion was outstanding and an overall success and we do hope that our teachings and attitude will be with the boys forever. It was truly a learning point for both parties and a fruitful one at that.

INFORMATION FOR WILLING HEARTS DAY EVENT ON 25 AUGUST 2019 ( YEAR 2S ONLY)

Dear Scouts,

Please take note of the details pertaining to the Willing Hearts day event. This event is only for Year 2s. Furthermore, you are to report directly to the venue. Additionally, please ask your Father to attend this event with you. If your father is unable to attend this event, you can also ask you mother to attend the event.

INFORMATION FOR WILLING HEARTS DAY EVENT ON 25 AUGUST 2019

Duration: 1130 – 1600

Location: 11 Jalan Ubi Blk 6, #01-51 Kembangan

Attire: Unit T-shirt + pants (Jeans, Bermudas, PE shorts etc.) + Covered shoes

If you have any queries, please approach your respective PLs.

Yours in scouting,

Pin Hao

BLUE SHARK REFLECTION FOR PROJECT SCUBILION 2019

Dear Scouts,

Below are the images and reflection done by Blue Shark patrol on their Project Scubilion 2019:

For Project Scubillion this year, Blueshark patrol went to MapleBear Toa Payoh. We taught kindergarten children the history of scouting and some simple knots such as the marlinspike, figure of 8 knot and the clove hitch. The children were engaged in interesting pictures and questions, and hands on activities such as knot tying and building a ladder which they climbed. Although this was the first time the Year 1s went for scubillion, they were really enthusiastic and were interacting with the children within a short time. Teaching them was challenging as they were fidgety and noisy and could not focus for more than a minute. We overcame this problem by asking them questions and teaching them in a way that they would stay focused. When we taught them knots, they were not focusing and could not understand the steps. We helped them by splitting them into smaller groups and guided them individually. We were proud that at the end of each session, the children were able to tie a ladder on their own and enjoyed climbing them. In conclusion, this scubillion was successful despite some hiccups along the way. We are happy that the patrol grew from this experience as we learnt values such as patience and perseverance.