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|Josephian|SJI Pelandok Scout|Troop Leader of Pelandok Scouts 2014-2015|

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

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

INFORMATION ON TRAINING, 3 JULY 2015 (FRIDAY)

INFORMATION ON TRAINING, 3 JULY 2015 (FRIDAY)

Attire (Normal training): PT Kit
Attire(Anniversary parade scouts): Report in Half Uniform + Beret + SJI Scarf. Full Uniform is required for the second half of the parade rehearsal. Reporting time for AP rehearsal is 3pm at the grass patch. Do not be late.

Dear Scouts,

Do take note that there is training this Friday. The secondary threes will be running training this Friday as well.

Time Activity: IC
1500 General Fall-In Mark Ngui
1530 Sec 1s: National Flag lesson

AP: Rehearsal

Sec 2s and 3s not involved in AP: Store Cleaning

AP Rehearsal: Kai Ming and Jerome

National Flag Lesson: To be confirmed

Sec 2 and 3s: To be confirmed

1600
1630
1700
1730 Fall out for Non-AP members
1800 AP rehearsal
1830 AP Fall-Out

Yours in scouting,
Kai Ming

Anniversary Parade Training Dates

Dear Scouts who are involved in Anniversary Parade.

Here are the dates of trainings which you will be involved in:
30 June (Tuesday) [3:45pm – 6:30pm] PE
3 July (Friday) [3:45pm – 6:30pm] Full Uniform + SJI Scarf
7 July (Tuesday) [3:45pm – 6:30pm] PE
9 July (Thursday) [3:45pm – 6:30pm] PE 

There will be no more internal trainings for Anniversary Parade and the following trainings will be combined with the other Uniformed Groups. Not to worry, you can learn along the rehearsals. You are expected to attend every rehearsal.

Here are the participants:
Sec 1:
Boon Kiat
Gabriel Tan
James
Marcus Yong
Jaden Ong
Liew Wei Jie

Sec 2:
Sanskar Gupta
Joshua Goh
Nathaniel Beh
Joon Fai
Zhong Qing
Scott Ang
Sec 3:
Wayne
Zaki
Gabriel Lim
Marcus liow
Jian Han Tan
Aaron Tay
Mark Ngui
Andrew Snodgrass
Christopher Thian
Ng Sheng Yuan
Justin Chin
Gabriel Soh
Eroy
Daryl Tang (Reserve)
Sec 4:
Juan Tan
Justin Ng
Michael Lim
Mark Wee
Gokul
Jerome Tan
Chew Kai Ming

Yours in scouting,

Kai Ming

PLTC

Dear scouts,

Please take note of the following information given for PLTC. Do remember to pack your scout uniform.

DAY 1:
Reporting Time: 0800 hrs (DO NOT BE LATE)
Reporting Place: SJI Bishan, Grass Patch
Reporting Attire: PT Kit, bring your water bottle, handphone + wallets for fall in.

Day 5:
Dismissal: 1700 hrs
Location: SJI Bishan

Yours in scouting,
Kai Ming

PLTC PREP, 5 JUNE 2015 (FRIDAY)

18 May 2015 (Monday) 2:40pm – 6:30pm
20 May 2015 (Wednesday): 2:40pm – 6:30pm
22 May 2015 (Friday): 2:40pm – 7:30pm
27 May 2015 (Wednesday): 2:40pm – 6:30pm
30 May 2015 (Saturday): 9am – 5pm
5 June 2015(Friday) – 9am – 5pm

Attire: PT Kit
Training Duration: 9am – 5pm

Dear scouts,
Do take note that there is PLTC prep on Friday. This will be the LAST official PLTC prep day, so it means that it will be last and final day you are given to saw your galas and collect firewood. Please bring a garbage bag to collect them and make sure you label them before putting the firewood into the stall.

Do not be late for tomorrow’s general fall-in.

There will be time allocated for lunch
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More Resources for you if you’re in need of inspiration..
SAMPLE LOGS AND ASSESSMENT INFO 
PELANDOK SCOUT GROUP MEDIA ARCHIVE (with many PLTC photo albums)
NATIONAL PATROL CAMP 2013 PHOTOS
NATIONAL PATROL CAMP 2008 PHOTOS
NATIONAL PATROL CAMP 2003, 2005 PHOTOS 
I recommend everyone takes some time to casually scroll through the many photo albums in the Pelandok Scout Group Media Archive. What you will see is years of Josephians facing and overcoming their fair share of struggles. You are not alone, and your journey is one that has been covered by generations of Pelandok Scouts. So don’t be disheartened. This camp is meant to challenge you. It is meant to be tough. So face up to it and I assure you it will be rewarding, and one that you remember long after you have graduated.

Yours in scouting,
Kai Ming

PLTC PREP, 29 MAY 2015 (SATURDAY)

18 May 2015 (Monday) 2:40pm – 6:30pm
20 May 2015 (Wednesday): 2:40pm – 6:30pm
22 May 2015 (Friday): 2:40pm – 7:30pm
27 May 2015 (Wednesday): 2:40pm – 6:30pm
30 May 2015 (Saturday): 9am – 5pm
5 June 2015(Friday) – 9am – 5pm

Attire: FULL UNIFORM + PT kit
Reporting attire: FULL UNIFORM + SJI Scarf
Training Duration: 9am – 5pm

Dear scouts,
Do take note that there is PLTC prep tomorrow. It will be one of the last few trainings, so do take this opportunity to collect your firewood and saw your galas. Your camp logs are expected to be completed and printed out in hardcopy by tomorrow as it will be submitted to the ventures for marking.
Do not be late for tomorrow’s general fall-in.

There will be time allocated for lunch

Yours in scouting,
Kai Ming

PLTC PREP, 27 MAY 2015 (WEDNESDAY)

PLTC Preparation Dates
18 May 2015 (Monday) 2:40pm – 6:30pm
20 May 2015 (Wednesday): 2:40pm – 6:30pm
22 May 2015 (Friday): 2:40pm – 7:30pm
27 May 2015 (Wednesday): 2:40pm – 6:30pm
30 May 2015 (Saturday): 9am – 5pm
5 June 2015(Friday) – 9am – 5pm

Attire: PT kit
Training Duration: 2:40pm – 6:30pm

Dear scouts,
Take note that there is PLTC Preparation this Wednesday. Secondary 3s, do take note that you will have to submit your camp logs to me by 3pm SHARP. It is entirely up to you to submit the progress of your patrol, but do take note, how much you have completed equates to how much feedback we can give you. While we check your logs, you are able to continue planning for PLTC with your patrol.

Yours in scouting,
Kai Ming

INVESTITURE MESSAGE

Dear all secondary 1 scouts,

Firstly, congratulations on your investiture and I would like to warmly extend my welcome to you all into the Pelandok Family. In the coming weeks, months and years to come, your scouting journey will be filled with fun, difficulties, friendship and memories that you will never forget. I hope that your scouting experience will not end here at Pelandok and that you would continue to use whatever you have learnt in scouts in your daily lives, making a difference to the lives of others.

The message I would like to promote among your batch is “There should be no individual heroism or elitism, as what matters most is that we are a family of scouts, and we work together as a team for the glory of the scout unit.” It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from, your background, or whether you have been a cub scout back in your primary days because what matters now is whether you are willing to have the heart to learn and develop. Always remember deep in your heart that an environment of teamwork, friendship and encouragement will ultimately make your scouting journey most valuable. After all, our founder, Lord Baden Powell said this “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together“. |

I would also like to say that your batch is a wonderful batch filled with many talented scouts. Continue to work hard and develop your talents, pursue your passion and reach for the stars. Each and every of you have a special quality in yourself and I believe that you as a batch would harness each other’s potential and spring forward as a team.

Lastly, no matter where you are, you are a Pelandok at heart. You can take away a scout from Pelandok, but you can never take the Pelandok spirit out of this very same scout. Once again, welcome to the community of scouting and WE WARMLY EMBRACE YOU!

With love,
Kai Ming

in case you have missed the promotional video, or would like to see it again, here is the link:
SJI Pelandok Scouts Promotional Video

PLTC PREP AND INVESTITURE, 22 MAY 2015 (FRIDAY)

PLTC Preparation Dates
18 May 2015 (Monday) 2:40pm – 6:30pm
20 May 2015 (Wednesday): 2:40pm – 6:30pm
22 May 2015 (Friday): 2:40pm – 7:30pm
27 May 2015 (Wednesday): 2:40pm – 6:30pm
30 May 2015 (Saturday): 9am – 5pm
5 June 2015(Friday) – 9am – 5pm

Attire: PT kit + Full Scout Uniform with SJI scarf
Reporting attire: PT kit
Training Duration: 2:40pm – 7:30pm(sec 2s-3s),   2:40pm – 8:30pm(sec 4 PLs and Sec 1s)
Dear scouts,
This Friday will be the investiture day for the Secondary One scouts. It is an important day for the scout unit as we will officially welcome these Secondary Ones into the scouting family. Please remember to pack your Full Scout Uniform along as well. Training this Friday will end later than usual as investiture will commence at 6:30pm. For the secondary ones, you will be dismissed even later at about 8:30pm as you will have to attend a talk with your parents.

Time: Activity: Location: IC:
1440 General Fall In Grass Patch PL
1500 PLTC prep Canteen Sec 3s
1530
1600
1630
1700
1730
1800
1830 Investiture Auditorium Teachers
1900
1930 Dinner for Secondary 1s/Parents/PLs

Dismissal for sec 2s, 3s and 4s

Dinner:
Canteen/Gardens by the Annex/Horseshoe

Dismissal:
Grass Patch

Dinner: Teachers

Dismissal:

Sec 4 APL

2000 Talk Auditorium Kai Ming

Yours in scouting,
Kai Ming