The camp staff met in the school at about 1200 hrs and joined in the teacher's year-end buffet celebration. It was only a couple of hours before the Cub Scouts were scheduled to arrive, so we quickly breezed through the Day 1 briefing and our roles with the Camp Chief. We had a large number of Junior Camp Staff who were to be trained under each department head.
After the briefing, all of us chipped in to help prepare and set up the equipment, changed into our uniforms and the facilitators were out, positioned at the gates and canteens to guide the Cubs to the gathering area. After that, we took their attendance and then were introduced to the camp staff with Hidayat and Bear being the Camp and Assistant Camp Chief respectively.
They had an enjoyable time creating their own sandwiches and designing new tastes and flavours while earning their Food Watch Proficiency. After their Sandwich Making, they played some games in the hall held by our Game ICs. They had a blast playing the games the campstaff came up with. After their fun time at the games, they did their final preparations for their gangshow while Serpent and the ventures were preparing the Barbecue.
Day 2 started of with a quick layout for the Cubs while the others prepared everything that is required for flag break and breakfast. After a rushed breakfast, the cubs and facilitators went on the buses that had arrived and took us to Yishun Junior College where the instructors there taught us the ways of le'archer.
The campers had a great time there and loved shooting arrows and their targets. They later blew balloons and pinned them to the target boards and were instructed to shoot them. Many of them were able to shoot down the balloon targets while some were a little off the balloon targets. The results were out and everybody was exhausted and breathless after being under the sun for several hours. The archery was over and the bus was waiting for us.
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As a Camp Chief, I learned that I have to prepare things before hand so we do not screw up the day for the whole camp and we must be alert of what's happening, or else we wouldn't know what to do next and we would sometimes realise that the games may not make sense or is unreasonable and unreliable. Everything we do, we must give our very best.
More photos on Facebook at Part 1, Part 2.