RE-Model was an event that took the school on a recycling frenzy as they built animal or robot models using recycled materials. Tent Pitching was an event where teams had to pitch a 6-man dome tent in the shortest possible time, while Cannon Launch saw teams learning the “Square Lashing” in order to assemble the Ballista.
Through these activities, the Scouts and Brownies helped to promote the themes of the celebration this year – To do a good turn each day, and to unleash creativity. The participating teams not only learnt skills from the Scouts and Brownies, they had fun as well.
“We learnt to tie the square lashing knot and had a lot of fun learning about how the armies of the past built and used cannon launchers. A special bonus for us was that we won the competition by launching the cannon that landed farthest away."- Shawn Tan & Joshua Tan, 4-Tulip
“I learnt the importance of working as a team. Building the cannon launcher was not easy, but we managed to do it only because we cooperated with each other."– Isabel, 5-Sunflower
“It was the second time I pitched a tent and it was great fun! I wish I could do it again. It also strengthened my friendship with my friends of the same team as we needed a lot of team work, especially to get the tent standing."– Loo Yu Yang, 5 Tulip
“We brought our materials from home and assembled our robot in the canteen within 55 minutes. It was very fun as we also learnt that materials that we don’t need anymore can actually be used to create beautiful art!"- Mr Zulkifli, 5 Hibiscus
(Originally posted on www.soaringeaglesscouts.org jointly by by Alvin Kong (5T) and Md Syakir (5R))