Saturday, 31 March 2007

1st National Cub Scout Mind Quiz 2007

I was very impressed by the Chong Fu Cubs. They had just joined Scouts and were only in Primary 5. Having read and digested the entire Scouting in Singapore and Scouting for Boys, they knew alot more about Scouting than I did! I almost felt ashamed of myself!

I think Matthew was rather shocked as he saw how they answered the questions. I am sure he looked back at the days when he was preparing for the Preliminary Round by simply flipping through the back chapters.

Anyhow Matthew, Snowden and Alvin merely got a Bronze banding and was eliminated at the Preliminary Round. It was quite a feat already and I was quite thankful we weren't in the "No Banding" category.

Friday, 30 March 2007

Job Week 2007 @ WRPS

As usual, the Scouts engaged the Teachers and Non-Teaching Officers in Job Week through the Annual Car Wash. This year, a record number of Black/Dark Grey Cars were washed! There was only one car of another colour.
The teachers who do not have cars also employed our Cubs with various tasks and jobs. There was indeed an increase in the Funds Raised. We have broken the 2006 record, but have not yet met our optimal target. The total raised this year (including the funds raised by our Scouts and Ventures) was $2,129.00, falling short of our expected target by $871.00 only. We will achieve it next year!

We would like record our sincere thanks and appreciation to our Teachers and friends who have given so much support to us year after year. YOU ROCK!

Thursday, 22 March 2007

Job Week Launch 2007

Scouts from all over Singapore will embark on their Job Week during the March Holidays. During this period, Scouts will fan out throughout the island and knock on doors of residences and offices to seek jobs from generous-hearted Singaporeans in return for a cash donation to raise funds for the Association.

This year, Md Syakir (6 Rose) and his mother, Mdm Bahyah, were nominated by the Singapore Scout Association to go to Istana where Chief Scout, President S R Nathan launched Job Week 2007 on Tuesday, 6 March 2007. At the Istana, Syakir was “employed” to clean the main gate and grand staircase while the other Scouts were given other jobs within the building. The group of twelve Scouts were presented a cheque by the Chief Scout.
Through Job Week 2007, Scouts are trained from a young age to realize that there is dignity in labour, that honest work is a definite virtue. Scouting provides fundamental and foundational training in the inculcation of these intangibles. In addition to other core values, dignity in labour and honest work, no doubt, will train the Scouts to be better leaders and citizens of tomorrow in our affluent society.

Although Scouts will be appealing to generous Singaporeans, the public is reminded not to give the Scouts an outright donation. Scouts must perform a job in order to earn the funds which will be used to finance a programme of multifarious activities that provide Training for Citizenship and Education for Life for Scouts in Singapore.

Monday, 19 March 2007

Chingay Parade of Dreams 2007

39 Cub Scouts, 8 Scouts and 2 Ventures from Soaring Eagles Scout Group were proud to form a part of the 300-strong contingent of Scouts who accompanied the Chief Scout, President S R Nathan during the opening item of Chingay Parade 2007.

It was a grand affair as the Guest of Honour rode on the opening float from the last performing area (at Orchard Plaza) to the first performing area (at The Paragon), accompanied by Scouts who carried live flame torches and pyrotechnics. As Chingay celebrates its 35th Anniversary, the parade was also attended by important guests like MM Lee Kuan Yew and SM Goh Chok Tong.

Anyway, here's a treat to Fireworks, literally up close and personal, from behind the scenes:

Sunday, 11 March 2007

Job Week 2007

A Letter of Commendation was received from Mr Steven Ang, ACC (NW).

Saturday, 3 March 2007

Chingay 2007

A letter of Commendation was received from DY Chief Commissioner.