Saturday, February 27, 2016

World Scout Badge Test

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

There will be a upcoming World Scout Badge Test for all Secondary 1s-4s on the 2nd of March, Wednesday during CCA meeting. Below are the notes that you can study from for the test.

The Scouting History:
1) Founder of Scout Movement: Robert Stevenson Smyth Baden-Powell
2) Founder's Birth Place: 6 Stanhope Street (now 11 Stanhope Terrace), Paddington, London
3) Date of Birth: 22nd February 1857
4) Scouts Motto: Be prepared
5) Scouting in Singapore started: 1910
6) Founder of Singapore Scouts: Frank Cooper Sands
7) First Scout Troop called: First Sand Troop
8) First Singapore Headquarters: YMCA Katong
9) First Job Week: 1952
10) Current Chief Commissioner: Tan Cheng Kiong ( Started in 2009)
11) Current Chief Scout: Mr Tony Tan (President)
12) Baden Powell's Wife: Olave Soames
13) Year Married: 1912
14) Three Children: Peter, Heather, Betty
15) His first lesson: Taught by Mother
16) His First School: Rose Hill School
17) Experiential Camp held: Brownsea Island
18) BP Wrote a Book: Scouting for Boys
19) BP died on the 8th of January, 1941.
20) BP was buried at Africa, Kenya

Scout Promise:
On my honour, I promise to do my best,
to do my duty to God,
and to the Republic of Singapore,
to help other people, and to keep the Scout Law.

Scout Law:
1) A Scout is to be trusted.
2) A Scout is Loyal.
3) A Scout makes friends, establishes and maintains harmonious relations.
4) A Scout is disciplined and considerate.
5) A Scout has courage in all difficulties.

Scout Salute:

1) To do your duty to God and to the Republic of Singapore.
2) To help other people.
3) To keep the Scout Law.

The thumb over the last finger symbolizes the strong helping the weak. The circle formed by the thumb and last finger represent international brotherhood of scouting.

The World Scout Emblem:

The Left Hand Shake:

There is a story that when Baden Powell entered Kumasi, the capital city of the Ashanti he was met by one of the Great Chiefs of the Ashanti, he saluted them and then offered his right hand out as a sign of friendship, but the Chief transferred his shield which he held in his left hand to his right which contained his spear and offered his left hand as a sign of friendship. When asked why Baden Powell was told that by offering his left hand which traditionally was used to hold a shield for protection he was showing his trust to his enemy or friend for with out the shield for protection he was open to attack.

Please do study hard for the test, it is a refresher for everyone. If you have any questions, feel free to drop me or your PLs a message.

Yours in Scouting,
Tan Mei Lian
Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
Oneida Scout Unit

Friday, February 26, 2016

Monday, 29th February 2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

As all of you should have known by now, we will be celebrating Founder's Day on Monday, 29th of February 2016. As such, below are some details for all of you to take note of:

Reporting time: 6.30am sharp, to fall in in front of the scout den, attendance would be taken.
Attire: Secondary 1s: Full School Uniform
Secondary 2s: PE attire for your sec 2 camp
Secondary 3s and 4s: Full Scout Uniform with BLUE unit scarf, please make sure that your uniform is in tip top condition. 

For the secondary 3s and 4s, if you have PE on Monday, you are to change into your PE attire for PE and change back to your full scout uniform immediately after your PE Lesson. And also, everyone is to come down immediately after school for flag lowering, it will not take more than 30 mins if everyone cooperates. 

If you have any questions, feel free to drop me or your PLs a message to clarify your doubts.

Yours in scouting,
Tan Mei Lian
Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
Oneida Scout Unit

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Please take note that CCA resumes on the 26th of February, Friday. Everyone is required to fall in in their full scout uniform with their badges sewn on. For the secondary 1s, you are required to fall in in your pt kit (pe attire). 

Below are the reporting time for CCA meetings for every week, these are for the secondary 1s to take note and a refresher for the secondary 2-4s. Those who report late for meeting, the whole troop will suffer the consequences together. 
Wednesday: 2.45pm
Friday: 2.15pm

All the best for your remaining common test papers! 

Yours in scouting,
Tan Mei Lian
Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
Oneida Scout Unit

Oneida Annual General Meeting 2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters

There will be Oneida Annual General Meeting. It is a gathering where we update the Group's progression and highlighting some of the main events/program for the upcoming years. A few main agenda that will be happening are Sec 1s investiture, standards ceremony and proficiency badges ceremony.

Date: 5 March 2016, Saturday
Venue: East Spring Sec
Time: 8.30am to 12pm
Attire: Full scout uniform with beret

**Please take note**
Due to having a meeting on the Saturday, Friday meeting on the 4th March 2016 is cancelled. Consent forms for the AGM will be given out by this week.

Lets make this Oneida gathering a fruitful one for all :)

Yours in scouting
Fire Seeker

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Civil Defense and SANA Course 2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I am pleased to inform you that Civil Defense and SANA courses for 2016 are now open for registration. The courses are open for ALL. 

Civil Defense Course
Fee: $3
Date: 17 March 2016
Attire: Half U
Time: 9am - 12.30pm
Venue: Yishun Fire Station. 533 Yishun Industrial Park A #01-01 (768774)
Things to bring: Writing Materials, Money for Lunch

SANA Course
Fee: $10
Date: 7 June 2016
Attire: Full U
Time: 9am - 12.30pm
Venue: Scouts HQ
Things to bring: Writing Materials, Money for Lunch

Give your names to your SPL by 24 February 2016. Payment can be done once CCA resumes.

It is strongly encourage to attend as there will be badges awarded. On top of that, it will clear your standards. Please actively participate in the above mentioned courses.

Yours in scouting
Fire Seeker

Monday, February 1, 2016

Wednesday, 3rd February 2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

A few things to take note. This Wednesday, on the 3rd of February, all of you are required to bring along the blouse/shirt of your scout uniform, with your new area badge sewn on. For those who have lost your badge, you are to buy and sew them on by Wednesday as well. For those who have not received the area badge, you will receive the badge on Wednesday.

Do note that you do not have to wear your full scout uniform, just fall in in your white pt kit and bring along your shirt/blouse. 

This is an example of where you are suppose to sew your badge: 


If you have any questions, feel free to drop me or any PLC members a message.

Yours in scouting,
Tan Mei Lian
Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
Oneida Scout Unit