Saturday, 28 February 2009

Walk With Friends Badge Preview

Here's a sneak preview of the upcoming event: Walk With Friends.

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

SE @ OCBC Cycle Singapore 2009

It was pedal power at the F1 pit building on Sunday as thousands took to the road on two wheels in Singapore's the first mass participation cycling event which took place on public roads which were closed for the day.As part of SE's Founder's Day Celebrations, we participated in OCBC Cycle Singapore, an event seeks to inspire all generations to experience and use cycling as a form of recreaton and exercise. We were not the only ones as we met our friends from 23 Eagles who have registered almost their whole group!We took part in the 20 km Community Ride and had a fantastic time riding. The earlier events, competitive 40 and 50km rides, were flagged off by Community Development, Youth and Sports Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, who also took part in the race.

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Yishun District Founder's Day Celebration 2009

A busload full of Cubs, Scouts and Leaders bound for Terror Sea Scouts were on their way to celebrate Founder's Day with the rest of Yishun District. We settled down rather quickly and for once we were rather early. We arrived about 5 minutes before the stated start time of 0830 hrs. However, we had an excellent time waiting for Flagbreak which began at 0900 hrs. Some of us caught up with our friends from Chongfu, Canberra and MINDS WGS.
This years event was very special because our friends from the Extension Scouts joined us in the events as well. Many VIPs were also present, like Assistant Chief Commissioner (Training), Miss Noraini who is involved as a leader of the Cubs of Metta School, and Extension Scout Commissioner, Mr Annandurai.

Hummingbird had the honour of breaking the Singapore Scout Association flag with our counterparts from Manta Ray Sea Scouts and Chung Cheng Peregrine. This was followed promptly by the Founder's Day Speech read by District Leader, Mrs Gana. Soon after, the activities kicked off as soon as the Scouts were in position at the various stations, Almost immediately, there were long queues forming at every station.
Amin and the other Cubs who went to Japan for the 4th Cubs Camporee got a chance to show off their rope skipping skills, much to the amazment of the other Cub spectators.
Soaring Eagles did reasonably well in the team events too! One of the Snow Shoe teams gave their best, persevered to the end and managed to finish up second position, when they were last initially! After what seemed like many hours the event was imminently over. Everyone was carrying a smile on their face while returning home with their prizes, cool pink event badge and badge-like woggle.
SE with Area Commissioner, Mr Steven Ang and
Area Resource Commissioner, Mr Wan Meng Hao

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Total Defence @ The Singapore Zoo

We're back at the zoo just three days after the Safari Zoo Run 2009. Today, our Cubs commemorate Total Defence Day by learning a little about the five aspects of Total Defence, namely Social, Psychological, Military, Civil and Economic Defence.Mr Kit, who was formally known as Dr Ooz gave a very interesting lesson on how we can see Animals playing out the five aspects of Total Defence. There was lots of laughter, lots of quiz questions and lots of prizes.At the end of the lesson, the cubs wrote on "What Will You Defend?" postcards which will be unveiled by Minister Teo Chee Hean, Minister for Defence at a Total Defence Exhibition.Finally, Serpent sent the cubs out in little teams to explore the Zoo and identify interesting animals which were not mentioned in Mr Kit's lesson, and link them to any one of the aspects of Total Defence. I think the Cubs enjoyed themselves. The looked like they had so much fun, it made me miss being a Cub myself. ;) More photos on Facebook.

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Safari Zoo Run 2009

We're back at an altogether too familiar place. The Singapore Zoo. We're here for the Safari Zoo Run 2009 in memory of Ah Meng. The run was to be 6.2 km starting at the Coach Park, into the Night Safari, then out into the Zoo, ending at the entrance.Before the run, we met many friends from our partner schools. It was also too bad that Serpent was struck with a major migraine, if not, he would have run with us. He ended up taking the snapshots for the day. Hummingbird answered a quiz question and won a prize: another Safari Zoo Run Shirt, Goodie Bag and Water Bottle.

We were all excited and decided to start off from the elite runners flag off which happened at 1600 hrs. We were flagged off by Guest of Honour, Minister Teo Ser Luck, Senior Parliamentary Secretary of Ministry of Community, Youth and Sports as well as the Ministry of Transport.Amongst SE Scouts, Syakir came in first with a time of 28.01 minutes, while Cheetah clocked in at 31 minutes, Hummingbird and Sampson at about 35 minutes and Otter at about 40 minutes. All of them were presented a prize from Serpent: A personalised certificate with their photo on it! Dam cool la!More photos on Facebook.