Monday, July 31, 2006

TKGS Guides' Campfire (12 August 06)

Dear all,

if you have not taken part in any other school campfire, do sign up for this Campfire.

TKGS Guides' Campfire
Theme - "BANANA RAMA!"
Date - 12 August 2006, Sat
Time - 7pm to 9 pm (seated by 6.30pm)

Max. no. - 20 Scouts

All those who are interested, pls print the required consent form and submit it to Kee Xurong, PL Livingstone latest by this Weds (2 Aug).

Email to Kee Xurong if you're interested before this Weds!

Group Scout Leader

Friday, July 28, 2006

PLTC Written Test

Dear all,


The PLTC written test will be held for all sec 2s and 3s.
Date : 2 Aug, Weds
Time : 3pm to 4pm
venue : Seminar Room 5

Refer to your PLTC Manual. The following Chapters will be tested.
Chapter 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14

There are 9 Chapters for you to read up.

ONLY sec 2s and 3s who pass the written exam will be awarded PLTC Certs during the POC on 5 Aug.



Healthy Lifestyle Course 2006

For those who have signed up for the Healthy Lifestyle Course, a compulsory workshop will be held at the National Promotion Board (within SGH Compound).

Date : 3 Aug, Thursday
Time : 1.35pm to 4.30pm

Attire : School Uniform

You are to meet at the Scout Den at 1.35pm.

The Chartered Bus will leave VS at 1.40pm. Please be punctual. You will be dismissed from the course location after the workshop. Refer to the locality map attached!

Pls make arrangements for your other commitments to attend the workshop. If you miss this workshop you cannot proceed to the other requirement.

The following Scouts have signed up for the course.

(All Sec 1s, Sec 2s and Wai Yong)
IC - Wai Yong

1 Cheng Kah Fong
2 Heng Jie Kai Jacky
3 Ho Yu Hui
4 Koh Bryan Shyan
5 Kiong Yan Cong Janus
6 Kwok Kin Tuck
7 Lam Qi Koi
8 Lau Seng Teck Avester
9 Lee Wei An
10 Leong Kun Hao
11 Muhd Hamzah Bin Abdul Rased
12 Ng Wee Loong
13 Phay Wee Chong Jonathan
14 Sim Jun Yi Andre
15 Tay Guo Qiang
16 Yeo Jia Wei Darryl
17 Yong Zhishan Bryan
18 Ziyad Bin Ahmad Bagharib
19 Ho Kai Jie Sean
20 Kwok Guan Hui Terence
21 Liew Qizhi Joel
22 Lim Qing Wei Shervin
23 Lim Shu Liang
24 Loo-Carre Zhen Bang Joel Gordon
25 Muhd Irsyad bin Mohd Ramthan
26 Ong Zhi Cong
27 Tan Xiu Qi
28 Tan Yang Lin Fabian
29 Wong Hsien Wen James
30 Yu Changda
31 Mak Wai Yong
32 Chong Herman

Group Scout Leader

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Meeting Outline for 29 July 2006

Dear all,

please refer to the meeting outline for 29 July 2006.
sec 1s are dismissed once they finished their Retest. (likely time = 1.30pm)

The XI PLTC Written Test will be held from 2 to 3 pm for all sec 2s and 3s. Bring along writing papers. All those who fail the written test will not be awarded the PLTC Certs.

Final Reminder : DDT Deadline is this Sat, 29 Jul 2006. All books issued are expected to be sold.

Group Scout Leader

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Scouting Thoughts - Are you proud of our troop?

Are you proud of our troop?

If you answered "yes" then
I would ask you a second question
how do you show that pride?

If you answered "no", whose fault is it?
Why aren't you proud of our troop
and have you tried to change what you're not proud of?

Pride is not an "in" word these days
but how else do you express the good feeling you receive
from seeing a group of young people working around at being Scouts?
When you're doing your best to meet the challenges and goals,
you should feel good about achieving them.
That is pride.

When you look sharp;
work well together for everyone's benefit;
are contributing to your community;
co-operating with your Leaders
and taking responsibility for your actions - you have something to be proud of.

Putting all of these accomplishments combined with fun and fellowship into the troop,
has given you tremendous spirit
and spirit is the way we show our pride.

I asked you at the start how you might show your pride - your spirit.
There are many examples.
You wear your uniform in a clean and proper state;
you arrive at meeting and events on time ready to do your part in making them successful;
you encourage others to join;
you continually think of interesting things to do and places to go as a troop;
you work on badges of all kinds;
you show respect for your Leaders at all levels
and you talk about your troop to other people,
telling them how good you've helped make it and the fun you have.

Our troop has spirit when we really want it to be the best
and work towards that goal.
Our troop has spirit when we look at ourselves
and talk freely about the bad things and the parts we don't like
but still stand firmly together.
Our troop has spirit when each of us cares about what it stands for
and do whatever we can each week to make the troop even better.
And our troop has the spirit when we have all of the above and still say "we have just begun".

adapted by Group Scout Leader

Scouting Thoughts : How to Grow a Patrol Leader

How to Grow a Patrol Leader

First plant seven rows of P's:
Promptness, perserverance, preparation, participation, presence, purity, and performance.

Next, plant three rows of squash:
squash unfairness, squash criticism, squash indifference

Then plant seven rows of lettuce:

  1. Let us delegate responsibility
  2. Let us give assistance whenever necessary
  3. Let us recognize the importance of pooling ideas and encourage full and free ideas and encourage full and free discussion before decisions are made.
  4. Let us appreciate and respect the attitudes of other people
  5. Let us encourage cooperation
  6. Let us arrive in advance of scheduled meetings, with all materials needed
  7. Let *us* be prepared

No garden is complete without turnips:

  • Turn up for meetings
  • Turn up with enthusiasm
  • Turn up with new ideas
  • Turn up with a smile

The harvest is one teriffic Patrol Leader.

adapted from Scouting Thoughts by Beverly "Sarge" Benner

Group Scout Leader

Thursday, July 20, 2006

DDT Status (2) and FINAL REMINDER!

Dear all,

pls note the status of the DDT as of today (26 Jul). A total of 113 books out of the 317 issued out are not returned. We have sold 204 books so far. If your name appear in the list, you are expected to act swiftly to ensure all books are sold before the

deadline on the 29 Jul 06, Sat.

The following have not return their books.

Baden Patrol [16 Books]
1. Fabian Tan [5 books] - 22712, 13, 14, 15,16
2. Nishant (with Alif) [5 books] - 22722, 23, 24, 25, 26
3. Lam Qi Koi [4 books] - 22728, 29, 30 , 31
4. Leong Kun Hao [2 books] - 22743, 23015

Darwin Patrol [16 Books]
1. Derrick Fun [2 books] - 22748, 49
2. Mak Wai Yong [5 books] - 22750, 51, 52, 53, 54
3. Ong Zhi Cong [2 books] - 22757, 58
4. Muhd Irsyad [6 books] - 22760, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65
5. Ho Yu Hui [1 book] - 23014

Livingstone Patrol [20 Books]
1. Kee Xurong [3 books] - 22787, 88, 89
2. Muhd Amsyar [4 books] - 22791, 93, 94, 95
3. Janus Kiong [4 books] - 22807, 09, 10, 11
4. Ng Wee Loong [4 books] - 22818, 19, 20, 21
5. Bryan Yong [4 books] - 22823, 24, 25, 26
6. Terence Kwok [1 book] - 23017

Raleigh Patrol [12 Books]
1. Toh Jianxu [3 books] - 22828, 30, 31
2. Muhd Amzar [4 books] - 22834, 35, 36, 37
3. Lim Shu Liang [1 book] - 22847
4. Joel Liew [3 books] - 22850, 51, 52
5. Cheng Kah Fong [1 book] - 23008

Stevenson Patrol [18 Books]
1. Joshua Sim [5 books] - 22868, 69, 70, 71, 72
2. Kevin Hong [1 book] - 22874
3. Sean Ho [3 books] - 22892, 23005, 23006
4. Ziyad [3 books] - 22901, 02, 03
5. Chong Herman [5 books] - 22904, 05, 06, 07, 08
6. Avester Lau [1 book] - 23012

Washington Patrol [11 Books]
1. Gordan Loo [5 books] - 22924, 25, 26, 27, 28
2. Bryan Koh [6 books] - 22934, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39

Sec 4s [20 Books]
1. Sean James [2 books] - 22952, 53
2. Lee Shi Hao [2 books] - 22954, 55
3. Lim You Zhe [2 books] - 22956, 57
4. Gabriel Li [3 books] - 22958, 59, 60
5. Mohd Nazri [3 books] - 22961, 62, 63
6. Nicholas Pang [3 books] - 22964, 65, 66
7. Seah Wenshu [2 books] - 22967, 68
8. Eugene Yang [3 books] - 22971, 72, 73

Group Scout Leader

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Scout Meeting on the 22 July (VS 130th Anniversary Celebrations)

Dear all,

There will be Scout Meeting this Sat, 22 July
Time : 9am to 11.30am

Attire : PT Attire (VS Shorts with Group Roundneck T-Shirt)

Only Lectures and Tests will be featured during the 2.5 hrs meeting.
Attendance is compulsory.

Your are advised to make appropriate arrangements if you are involved in the 130th Celebrations.

The Lectures and Tests are as follows

Scout Standard (sec 1s)
1. Set a map
2. Pack a first aid kit

1. Pitch a dome tent
2. Pack a first aid kit

Advancd Scout Standard (sec 2s)
Raise and Lower of flag

1. Re test for 3-2-1 flagpole
2. Raise & Lower a Flag

First Class - accordaing to GuangJie instruction from last Sat.

Group Scout Leader

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Crime Prevention Written Test Results

Dear all,

pls click to see the results of the Crime Prevention Written Test.
Crime Prevention Written Test Results
The passing mark is 80. Those who get lesser than the passing mark are to see me this Sat. The FINAL results (including your assignments grading) will be made known next week.

Group Scout Leader

Friday, July 14, 2006

MOE approval for Girls to join Scouts in 2007

Dear all,

finally MOE has agreed to allow Girls to Join Scouts in Secondary Schools! Watch out for some girl scouts next year. However, Arrow remains a "Boy" Scout Group. The Girls will do the same thing as the Boys i.e they will complete the same Scout Standard, Advanced Scout Standard, First Class and CCA. If the Girls are expected to do the same thing, it will be a shame if you guys cannot achieve the progress badges.

Here's the circular released to Principals.

Group Scout Leader

EDUN N11-11-002-V18

11 July 2006

Principals of All Primary & Secondary Schools


1 In recognizing the value of giving students flexibility and more choices in CCAs, the Ministry of Education has granted permission to the Singapore Scout Association (SSA) to recruit Girls into Scouting at the Primary and Secondary levels from January 2007. Currently, girls are already involved in the Scout's Ventures and Rovers programmes.

2 The SSA is registered under the World Organization of Scout Movement (WOSM) and data gathered from the international organisations indicates that there are a number of countries that have allowed girls to be recruited into scouting. The Scouting programme for both the boys and the girls is similar and hence the SSA will adopt an integrated approach to training similar to the model in use by the Red Cross and the St. John Ambulance Brigade. Similar to other uniformed groups, schools need to ensure that female officers are present for all overnight activities.

3 The Chief Commissioner of the SSA will be writing to schools officially on recruiting girls into scouting in due course.

This circular has also been posted on the MOE Intranet. For clarifications, please contact:

Mr S Rajasekaran
Head, Uniformed Groups
DID: 64609839

Thank you.


Thursday, July 13, 2006


Remember to turn up for this Saturday's Flag Selling.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Ngee Ann Campfire

Meet at Pasir Ris MRT @ 6pm this Saturday


The people going for the campfire :

1.Kin Tuck
2.Kah Fong
4.Bryan Koh
5.Bryan Yong
6.Kun Hao

9.Sean Ho
10.Fabian Tan
11.Terence Kwok
12.Joel Liew
14. Xiu Qi

18.Yong Yi
20.Wai Yong
23. Hadi
26.Nic Ho
27. Joshua

Chief Commissioner's Award 2006

Dear all,

Chen Xianyi and Winston Tay have passed the CCA Interview last Saturday. Hence they will be confered the Chief Commissioner's Award together with 23 other Scouts on the 26 August 2006.

The Scout Group congratulates the above Scouts in their achievement and wishes them many more happy Scouting days ahead.

We hope they will keep up the good performance and inspire many more others to follow their footsteps.

Group Scout Leader

Friday, July 07, 2006

Sale of National Flag on 8 & 15 Jul 06

Dear all,

you are reminded to turn up for the sales of the National Flag on the 8 & 15 July. Meet outside Simei MRT Station @ 8.30am. Attendance is compulsory.

CIP hrs will only be awarded to those who attended both Sat Sales. The CIP will also be considered for Advanced Scout Standard Service component.

Attire : FULL Scout Uniform with BLACK shoes (exclude Beret)
Bring along your water bottle and a small haversack.

You are expected to be on your best behaviour for this event. There will be Adult RC members joining the patrols for the sale of the flags.

You will be dismissed from Changi-Simei CC after the sales @1.30pm.

Group Scout Leader

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Downloading of Files from the blog

Dear all,

you will be prompted to key a common User name and password from now on to download any files from this blogsite.

Do not pass the User name and Password to non Arrow Scouts. We want to keep all files strictly for our internal circulation.

The User name and password will be email to you this week. If you do not receive the email notification from me, seek help from your Patrol Leader.

Group Scout Leader

Essay writing competition for Gunung Panti Trek

Dear Participants of Gunung Panti Trek,

I'm sure you have enjoyed the Trek in June! Why not take part in an essay writing competition to reminsce the trek experience! Mr Allen Tan of TEAM SPREO ALT will sponsor prizes for this essay writing competition.

Please read the criteria carefully and start working on the essay!

Essay writing competition for Gunung Panti Trek
Theme : Arrow Scouts' Gunung Panti Trek
Length : 200 - 300 words
Closing Date : 19th July 2006
Criteria :

Proper use of English language
Convey a sense of camaraderie
Coherence and organisation

Pictures : Choose no more than 10 pictures to augment the essay
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Prizes :
$50 shopping voucher for winning entry
$50 shopping voucher for scout section (i.e your Patrol!)

* all entries are to be type written in MS Words Format (using Times New Romans Font , Size 12). Email to me by the closing date. All Late entries will be rejected.

Group Scout Leader

Monday, July 03, 2006

Common Uniform mistakes

Dear all,
these are some of the common Uniform mistakes made by our Scouts.

Beret not "seasoned" -ask your PL how to do it!

"Coat of Arms" need to re sew.

Woggle not covering the shirt button and loose threads on unform parts.

Group Scout Leader

Progress Badges Notes

Dear all,

Some of the First Class, Advanced and Standard Lecture Notes are now available for downloading.

Look on the right side of the blog. Look for the "Progress Badge Notes" section. Click and download the relevant notes you need. The notes are in PDF forms. These notes are strictly for our INTERNAL circulation.

Thanks to ASL Guang Jie for compiling all the notes and ASL Dexter for providing online links to these notes!

Group Scout Leader