The combined scout camp provided us Stallion Ventures with the opportunity to not participate actively, but also to lead and bond with our junior scouts from Beatty. There were numerous activities, such as backswoodsman cooking and even a walk through the school in the dark of the night.
As a Venture who is rather new to the whole notion of scouting skills, the session on backswoodsman cooking and pioneering developed my competency in these areas. In addition, working together in order to accomplish the task at hand was a formative experience, as I grew closer to my fellow Ventures and even the younger scouts.
I also had the opportunity to kick start the Explorer badge journey for the younger scouts. As part of my AIC towards the Venture Cord Award, I will be imparting knowledge and skills on exploration to my junior scouts. Their willingness and enthusiasm to learn during the camp was encouraging, and I hope to further pique their interest in the sessions to come. In hindsight, I thoroughly enjoyed myself throughout this camp, and it is truly a memorable experience. The camp was organized and executed smoothly, thanks to the organizing team from Beatty itself, as well as our Stallion Rovers, who took time off their busy schedules to facilitate the activities. Last but not least, I definitely cannot forget Mr, Alex Choy, teacher-in-charge of the Beatty scout unit. Without him, this camp would certainly have not been possible.
Here’s to the next camp in 2016!
Posted by Natasha, Venture Scout
On 10 October 2015, Leaders from Stallion Scouts joined leaders from South Area in a retreat at Sarimbun Scout Camp. This retreat feature a brief meeting by our Area Commissioner, Mr Antong Shahrudin. Future activities and takes on area matters were discussed in the meeting. In the evening, we gathered for a barbecue with sumptuous food. The retreat ended the next morning.
On 12 April 2015, there was a first aid refresher training conducted by the Raffles Medical Group. A total of 5 Rovers; Shawn, Joshua, Marcus, Madhan and Viknesh attended the course which consisted of a theory quiz followed by a practical test. They were taught about how to respond to various medical emergencies such as internal bleeding, fractures and choking in addition to the essential CPR protocols. It was a fruitful course and all of them got certified to be first aid trained once again! Congratulations guys!
A community tribute was held specially with the Singapore Scouts association, which saw representatives from every area and district coming down to the People's Association Headquarters. As a mark of respect, scouts stand at attention and saluted; followed by a bow and the exit from the tribute venue. A 17 minute video was shown to the entire contingent to recognise the efforts and achievements that our late founding father of Singapore has put into the nation.
Photo credits: Graphic from Google Images. Various photograph's were taken from an iPhone
The Venture Scout Programme Council conducted the first National Venturing Challenge (NVC) on 21 March 2015 at Sarimbun Scout Camp. Our Venture Scouts took part in a series of timed events which include Tent Pitching, Fire Starting, Pioneering and Knots. Great Work Ventures!