Tuesday, June 29, 2010

CCA Ceremony

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Due to overwhelming responds, please do register yourself ASAP by 30 June 2010. This application will close on 30 June 2010, 10pm.

After which, the selected results will be posted on 4 July.


Sunday, June 27, 2010

Payment Collection for Fireman Badge Course


Those who have signed up for the Fireman Badge Course please pay me $8.00 asap!!!

Yours in Scouting

Hulbert Teng


Dear Marching Contingent members;

Here are the details for your SYF Marching Rehearsals for next week

Attached below is the letter you need for your subject teachers and form teachers to sign and acknowledge on each day that you will be involved for your rehearsals.

Please print the image below. If you have any problems with printing please see me early morning tomorrow during morning assembly attendance taking to get the letter from me.

You can report to school in your half uniform attire with your activity t-shirt (white) on Monday and in your unit t-shirt(blue) for Wednesday. You will leave for greenview together at 10.00 am after showing the letter below to your subject teacher.

As for Tuesday, Thursday and Friday you will meet directly at Greenview Sec at 6.30 am in full uniform. There is no need for you to come to school. I have informed your teachers already.

Any doubts you can call Marcus or myself.

With Regards

Mr Basheer

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Chief Commissioner's Award 2010


Photo credits: Justin Ng @ Oneida

I am pleased to inform you that our Scouts, ALEXIS TENG YUE XIONG & JEREMY KWAN are presented with the Highest Award of the Scout Section: Chief Commissioner's Award.

After 10 years in running of the Oneida Scout Group in East Spring Secondary School, the School as well as the Scout Group are proud to present our VERY FIRST BATCH OF CCA HOLDERS!

So guys, let's all work towards this together! Let them be an inspiration to all East Spring Oneida Scouts!

Oneida Scout Group is invited to attend the Chief Commissioner's Award Ceremony 2010. However, there are limited vacancies for you to sign up to attend this ceremony. These are the details:

Date: 7th August 2010, Saturday
Time: 1500hrs - 1800hrs
Venue: The Arts House (we will meet up somewhere and go together)
Vacancies: 20 Scouts ONLY

Closing date of application: 2 July 2010, Friday

Selection will be done after the closing date and selected scouts will be informed via blog. To register, please kindly register via the web link only. Other means will not be accepted. CLICK HERE.

(oh yes, those who didn't register via website will not be allowed to attend. I'll be very strict on this. Don't come and say this to me: "sir... pleaseeee..." I will not accept this. :))

Please do not hesitate to register yourself and of course, BE QUICK!

p/s: The Arts House, previously known as the old parliament house where all the ministers and members of parliament gathers for meeting to discuss on national issues.

Justin Ng

Friday, June 25, 2010

Singapore Youth Festival Percussionists

Hi all;

I apologise in the delay in putting up the URL for the venture performance last year.

Here is the link for Samba reggae that you can use to practice with.



Monday, June 21, 2010

To all Advance Scout Standard Holder

Dear Advance Scout Standard Holders,

Some GOOD NEWS for all!

I will be personally conducting a First Class Exploration Lecture this coming Wednesday, (23 June 2010) from 6pm to 8.30pm

Venue: To be Confirmed (Most likely to be at Hulbert House so muslim can do their night prayers.)

Things to bring:
Writing Materials (Bring a lot of papers please. One piece is definitely not enough)
Fine tip Markers (Bring all if you have more then one type of colour)
Topographical Map = 1:50000 (Photocopy the area which will include ECP, Bedok, Tampines, Paya Lebar, Toa Payoh(if possible), Pasir Ris. After which, please laminate it. Also, ensure the grid of the box is 2cm by 2cm. If not sure, ask marcus)
3 pieces of transparency

Those who do not have this will be asked to go home.

You will learn all necessary skills on exploration as well as guide to prepare yourself for the Exploration Test. You will also be receiving your First Class Training Manual which will cost $4.50.

After this lecture, you should be better equipped with the skills and knowledge for your upcoming exploration test.

Please kindly SMS your attendance to Venture Karmun by 7pm by Tuesday 21 June 2010 so she can prepare the manuals for you guys.

p/s: Apologise that it has to be at that time as I am only free during that slot and I only end my work at 5.30pm. So kindly explain to your parents if needed ya?

Like I always say, only if you are interested in achieving your First Class and CCA. Otherwise, please don't deprive the rest of our attention and help to those who are interested in their journey for FCS/CCA. Having said this, this is your own choice to make if you wanna attend. NOT COMPULSORY!

Together we strive for the best!


New Updates!

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Energy Conservator Course

15 boys signed up for this course already. I'll leave to 5 girls from GSU to sign up for this course. Bear in mind, one year once only! :) Click here to be directed to the webpage.

Scout HQ Website

Recently, Scout HQ have launched the new look of it's website. Check them out at www.scout.org.sg



Friday, June 18, 2010

Singapore Jamboree

Dear Brothers and Sisters

If you have signed up for Singapore Jamboree, GOOD JOB!!!

Please do get the jamboree form from me to fill up and submit to me by 25 June. If i do not have your completed form by the date as stated above you will not be able to go for the Singapore Jamboree.

Please take your own initiative to contact me and meet me up to get your form!!! Contact me @96334708 or through my email @ hulbert.fa@gmail.com.

Be efficient and you will get what you want!!!

Yours in Scouting

Flaming Arrow
Group Council IC
Oneida Scout Group
"Together as ONEida scout"

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Annoucement to ALL SCOUTS and Parents

Dear Scouts and Parents,

Soon enough, school will resume in less than 2 weeks time. Let me take this opportunity to thank all Scouts for your active participation and your enthusiasm for attending all Scout meetings and call ups. Also, the Group would also like to thank the Parents, for their everlasting support to your child/ward in all the activities.

As we understand very much of the packed and hectic schedule the Group's program and the Association have. We are pleased to inform you of the following:

1. Starting from 5 July 2010 to 13 August 2010, there will not be any meetings conducted on Wednesdays. This is to allow your child to return home early to spend more time with you and your family.

2. In view of the Singapore Youth Festival 2010 participation, the Group have decided to cancel the 1st week of meeting (Wednesday & Friday) when Term 3 starts (28 June 2010 to 2 July 2010).

3. Taking into consideration of our Scouts' academics in school, the Group also have decided to bring forward 2 weeks earlier of our Group's practice to convert normal meetings to Oneida Study Group. Please do take note that Scouts are required to attend Wednesday Study Group. Hence, the effective date that the Oneida Study Group (Wednesdays & Fridays) will start from 16 August 2010 to 30 September 2010.

In order to make this Oneida Study Group Session more effective, your child/ward will be group into their individual Patrol (size of maximum 8 members) and will be allocated a classroom to study. The Ventures (graduates of ESSS) will be present to assist your child/ward should they have any questions.

4. In order to allow you to understand your child's/ward's involvement in Scouting, below is a Goggle Calendar with all activities of the Group's activities, Courses as well as programs available for you to view.

Please take note that this arrangement is made for the Group's Program. Should your child/ward have signed up for any course(s), he/she should attend all required meetings.

All parents will receive a letter of this announcement by our Group Scout Leader (Teacher in Charge) when school reopens.

WE, Oneida Scout Group, care for each and every member as one family. If you have concerns and or any queries for your child's/ward's growth as well as the program of the group, please do not hesitate to contact our Group Scout Leader (Teacher in-Charge) Mr. Basheer Khan at HP No. 9765 1923. The Scout Teachers in charge as well as our committed Leaders and ICs will be glad to work together with you.

Thank you.

Yours in Scouting
Justin Ng aka Wisdom Keeper
Assistant Group Scout Leader
Oneida Scout Group
"Together as ONEida scout"

SYF Percussion Training

Dear Percussionist,

please take note that there will be NO training on Wednesday, 15th June.
However, please do your own practice at home as we will need to perform for the organizers and for the campfire very soon.


Yours in Scouting
Jasper Sim aka Whistling Warrior
Oneida Scout Group

New Badges Obtained

Hello Brothers and Sisters!!!

Hope you have a good rest after OTC :)
Please do take note that after obtaining your new Standards, Proficiency and Name Tags,
it should be sewn on on before the St Gabriel's campfire on 19th June which is this coming Saturday.

Those who failed to do so shall face the music.

See you all soon this coming Saturday and let's enjoy ourselves during the campfire.

Yours in Scouting
Jasper Sim aka Whistling Warrior
Oneida Scout Group

Monday, June 14, 2010

Singapore Jamboree

Hello Again

For all those interested in the Singapore Jamboree, please let us know by 20 June 2010, 1600hrs. After that we will not accept anymore registration. The Singapore Jamboree only comes every 10 years so don't miss it. The cost of the Jamboree is $200.

Please register with this link if you have yet to:

Hurry do not hesitate already!!!

Yours In Scouting

Flaming Arrow
Group Council IC
Oneida Scout Group
"Together as ONEida scout"

Southern Cross Campfire!!!

Hey Brothers and Sisters

There is a upcoming Campfire and we are invited by Southern Cross Scout Group!!!


If you guys are interested to go for this campfire please give your names to your PLs by 16 June 2010.

ALL PLs please submit your patrol names to me on the 17 June 2010!!!

Yours In Scouting

Flaming Arrow
Group Council IC
Oneida Scout Group
"Together as ONEida scout"

Donation Draw 2010

Hi All

I've heard from some that they have finished selling their tickets. GREAT JOB :) Keep up the good work and look forward to your reward!!! :P

ATTENTION if your name is below:
1. Ng Chun Mun Sean
2. Muhd Danial Adryan Bin Ismail
3. Nurul Sorfina Dinah
4. Lim Jia Hui
5. Nur Nafisah Bte A. Rahim
6. Jasmine Lee Jia Yi
7. Arif
8. Steve Chao Po Hao
9. Muhammad Shalihan Bin Othman
10. Ng Mun Yew Samuel
11. Muhd Romeo Ashraff Bin Ismail
12. Nur Diyana Bte Mukri
13. Sharifah Noura Aljunied
14. Humaira Binte Salleh
15. Nur Diyana Binte Azman
16. Khelin Hoo Kah Ling
17. Phiranthorn Yongkitpat
18. Thomas Mak Jing Hao

Please meet me lastest by Thursday 17 June 2010 to collect your Donation Draw Tickets!!! Patrol Leader please ensure that your members collect their Donation Draw Tickets, if they are unable to collect please let me know the reason before 16 June 2010.

If you guys have finished selling your tickets, please look for me to hand in the money so that you do not lose it. REMEMBER if you lose it you have to pay for it!!!

Please feel free to contact me to get more tickets from me if you need. You may contact me at 96334708 (HP) or @ Hulbert.fa@gmail.com.

Yours In Scouting

Flaming Arrow
Group Council IC
Oneida Scout Group
"Together as ONEida scout"

SYF Percussionists

Check out this group known for their showmanship



Practice hard!


Sunday, June 13, 2010

First Class / CCA Standard Briefing

Dear Advance Standard Scouts,

Please be informed that there will be a briefing for ALL Advance Standard Scouts on:

Date: 14 June 2010
Time: 1200 hrs
Venue: East Spring Secondary
Attire: PT Kit (Blue Activity Tee)
Things to bring: Writing Materials

This briefing will give you an insights and explain the program for you to achieve your CCA, First Class Scout Standard badge.

See ya!


Donation Draw 2010!!!

Hi Brothers and Sisters

Hope you had an enjoyable camp experience!!!

So, anyway as you guys and girls know in order to subsidise course fee and purchase new equipment for the unit, we have to work hard for donation draw.

Our target earnings is $10, 000. In order to find out what motivates you guys, I will need you guys and girls to complete a survey. It takes about 3 minutes to complete. Just click on the link Click here to take survey to complete the survey.

This is also the best and the only opportunity in a year for you to earn your squirrel badge.

The following are requirement for you to earn your squirrel badge:
Merit - At least 10 booklets & above
Bronze - At least 15 booklets & above
Sliver - At least 20 booklets & above
Gold - At least 30 booklets & above

Bonus: For those who sells more than 60 booklets, ONEIDA SCOUT GROUP will sponsor half of what you have to pay for the Singapore Jamboree 2010!!!

For those who have yet to collect their Donation Draw tickets, please come down between 12pm - 2pm to the following venue to collect your donation draw tickets:

East Spring Secondary School
Scout Office, Level 2

Collection Schedule
Date - Venue - Time
17 June - Tampines East Community Club - 2pm - 4pm
25 June - Tampines East Community Club - 5pm - 6pm
05 July - East Spring Secondary School - 2pm - 4pm
19 July - East Spring Secondary School - 2pm - 4pm
02 August - East Spring Secondary School - 2pm - 4pm

*All collection dates are compulsory!!! This is to ensure that you do not lose your money through regular collections.

How to collect new tickets for selling?
After you submitted your sales proceeds during any one of the collection dates, you may request for more tickets to sell from me.

Should you require tickets urgently, please contact me @ 96334708 (HP) or hulbert.fa@gmail.com (E-mail)

Yours In Scouting

Hulbert Teng
Group Council Venture IC
Oneida Scout Group
"Together as ONEida scout"

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

SYF Opening Ceremony Percussionists!

Presenting to you the SYF 2010 Percussionists

Be excited!

We are the only scout group performing in the Aesthetics Component of the Singapore Youth Festival 2010 Opening Ceremony!!!

Tickets to watch them live on the 3rd of july at the indoor stadium are available.

Look for Mr Basheer Khan.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Oneida Training Camp 2010: Note to participants!

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Are you excited for the Oneida Training Camp 2010? It will be a fun and exciting one for you.
Therefore, here are some things which you need to prepare for yourselves!

Suggested Pack List






Full Scout Uniform



Plain Black Shoe


To be worn with Uniform

Please do not bring your boots.


Sports Shoe


Or any canvas shoe


Scout / School Based Socks


No ankle socks


Slippers / Sandals



White Centenary Scarf



Oneida Scarf (Blue)


Only if you have


Scout / School based T-shirt


1. Bring 1 extra set of dark coloured clothes on top of those.

2. Oneida Activity T-shirt

3. Oneida Scout Unit T-shirt

4. PE T-shirt




PE Shorts


Track Pants


* Optional








Water bottle


1.5 Litre




Tooth brush, tooth paste, towel, soap, shampoo


Snake Powder


* Optional


Mess Tin


Bring your own.


Metal Fork and Spoon






Stationery and Note Book



Oneida Progressive Scheme (Handbook)







Sleeping bag




Personal Medication


* If necessary


Personal cash

Do not bring excessive amount of cash!

* This list is not exhaustive. Please bring adequate items for 4 Days 3 Nights.
* Please do not bring your electronic devices EXCEPT for Hand Phone and Charger.
* All electronic devices such as PSP, DS LITE, iPod, iTouch, iPad, Laptop, MP3, MP4, Walkman, Discman etc is not allowed for the camp as you will not have the time to use them. The camp staff will not be held responsible if these items are reported lost.
* You are expected to exercise your own responsibility over your personal belongings.
* You are to bring a proper rucksack/ backpack for this camp so that it is easier for you to carry.

Note to participants:

1. Know your stuff! (Read up on information posted in the forum such as the Oneida History or even research for the Camping Standards, Campsite Development so that you can prepare for the camp better.)

2. The roles of the PL/APL and Scribe will be rotational everyday so that everyone has a chance to learn. Therefore, please prepare!

Please ensure that you report to East Spring Secondary School at 7.30am! Be punctual :)
Fall in outside the Scout Den in your Full Uniform (with White Centenary Scarf).

As we will be having Flag Break, the patrol mentioned below will be in charge:

Roster for flag break / lowering



Patrol In-charge

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

0800 Hrs

Ice Shark (BSU)

Should you have any queries please feel free to email me at joanne.thamwj@gmail.com.
Or seek advice from your Venture IC.

Thank You and I look forward to seeing you guys on Tuesday!

Happy Scouting!

Yours in Scouting,
Joanne Tham (Lady Star Seeker)
Camp Chief
Oneida Training Camp