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Sixer’s Journey (6 – 7 Sept 2010)

Sept 2010 marks another year our Dragon Scouts organise a District Sixer Training Camp for sixers in the Queenstown District.

This year our theme is Sixer’s Journey and the committee is led by SPL David Chin assisted by PS Kenner Yeo.

Good job to David and his team for there’s a record of 47 sixers from 4 different cub scout units participating in this Sixer Training Camp.

Thank you to SJI (Junior), River Valley and not to forget our two Dragon cubs – Gan Eng Seng Primary and Radin Mas Primary for participating actively in this camp.

Catch them in action in our very own gallery now !!!

Sixer's Journey !!!

Sixer's Journey !!!

Sixer's Journey Committee

27th Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Jamboree

On 1 August 2010, four of our Dragon Scouts namely SPL David Chin, ASPL Janice Ng, PL Hakeem and PL Stanley together with our teacher in charge, Ms Shirley Tan represented Singapore for the 27th Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Jamboree in Seoul, Korea !

They will be there for 10 days and experience for themselves all about Scouting and learn new things through the Jamboree.

We wish them all the best and have a safe journey and welcome them to share with us the wonderful experiences over there when they are back

Dragon Jam 2010

7 June the Dragons just completed a 4 days 3 nights Dragon version Jamboree 2010.

Do drop by at the gallery for all the actions taken during the Jamboree !

A BIG thank you to the organising committee and not to forget our GREAT camp chief, Ng Shi Wei !!!

Use of Axes and Saws

Axemanship is an old-school skill that most scouts hardly know about in this modern day. However, the knowledge of using axes and saws properly is important and useful especially during camps in the outdoors.

Do read the below ebook before the next time you handle an axe or a saw!

eBook: Use of Axes and Saws [ original copymirror copy | 63KB | Source: ScoutBase UK ]

Major Group Events

Just a note that most major group events have been posted to Facebook. Please do take a look and mark down your calendar accordingly. Thanks.

Visit our Facebook event page here!

Cooking Ideas

Not sure of what to cook at your next outdoor cooking session or during Group Camp? Get some ideas from the Scouting Magazine here!

National Patrol Camp 2008

We are proud to announce that once again the Dragons make it by winning GOLD in the recently held National Patrol Camp 2008 !

Great Job, Dragons !

Way to Go !

Onward !!!

Drop by here to see more action of the Dragons in NPC 08 !

Camping Platform

I remembered during my Venture days, we wanted to build an elevated camping site during Group Camp. Due to the “massive” idea plus the lack of time, we shelved that idea. Now as I was surfing this site called Pioneering Made Easy, I realised we were not the only crazy people thinking of this idea. In fact, they have conceptualized a down-sized version of our initial idea.

Camping Platform

In the 1970s there were a large number of Groups taking up a challenge by John Sweet to build multi-storey camping platforms. This is a basic design which could be adapted and extended to suit the available materials.

Equipment

  • 17 x 6m (18ft) spars
  • 9 x 4m (12ft) spars
  • 2 x 3m (10ft) spars
  • 10 x 2.5m (8ft) spars
  • 2 x 2m (6ft) spars
  • 10 x 1.2m (4ft) spars
  • 2 x 1m stakes
  • 4 long ropes for guys
  • 51 lashing lengths
  • 4 tent pegs
  • mallet

Click here for the full article at Pioneering Made Easy

Pioneering – Kitchen Gadgets

I like the dustbin (or addressed as filter bin in this article) mentioned in this article, especially the concept of separating wet and dry waste. Try it just you feel it is workable!

A filter bin is another gadget that I would consider essential for the camp kitchen. Waste disposal is very important to handle correctly at camp, hygiene in camp is very important to control for everyone’s good health. You will need to build at least two types of bins, one for dry refuse (e.g. empty packets, tins, sweet wrappers) and one for those with a ‘wet’ content (food slops, dirty washing up water etc.).

Simply construct two ‘box’ frames formed from uprights driven into the ground lashed together. It would be good idea to site the bins in the same place, within the same frame. Attach a strong plastic bag within each box securing it firmly at the corners at least. Both of the bags should have perforated bottoms (use a fork to make plenty of small holes). The dry bin can be now left as is. The wet bin will now require lining with some material to absorb the waste. A sensible technique would be bracken on the bottom weighed down with small stones. A layer of charcoal and then sand/gravel should go on top of this, finished off with a layer of bracken. This will have all the properties to absorb all types of waste, water/grease etc. If you want to finish this off you could construct a lid to cover the bins (if you think the local wildlife will be inspecting the left-overs when you turn in for the night) although I would leave the lid off during the day for ease of use and to remind everyone exactly where they should be putting their rubbish!

Click here for the full article at Scouting Resources

Scout of the World Award – Discovery Workshop (Environment)

Ventures and Rovers, please note the email that was circulated to you via the mailing list. Attachment mentioned can be found in the email.

Date: 12th to 14th December 2008

Venue: Sarimbun Scout Camp, Singapore

Participants Eligibility: Ventures and Rovers (17 to 26 years old)

Registration Fees: SGD 70.00 (includes accommodation, meals, materials, field trips and transport). For those interested but with financial difficulties, please kindly indicate so that something can be worked out.

Things to Bring: Clothing, toiletries, personal medication, torchlight or headlamp, sleeping bag, booties (diving boots or any tight-fitting shoes or shoes with lace – for field trip purpose and will get dirty), writing materials, notebook/laptop (optional) and any other necessities.

Submission of Application: All applications must be submitted to the Singapore Scout Association (SSA) HQ not later than 5pm on 29th November 2008, accompanied with the registration form and fees. Limited vacancies.

Attachment enclosed for your reference.

We are looking forward to your active participation in this workshop!
Should there be any enquiry, please contact Peter Goh / Tan SiJie, Programme Executive / Organising Committee at 62592858.

Yours in Scouting,

Peter Goh
Executive (Programme & Events)
Tel: 62592858 Ext. 108

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