Saturday, January 19, 2013

Tampines District Scouting for Food 2013 & Extension Scout Carnival

Dear Scouts

It is our pleasure to inform you that Tampines District is celebrating our 25th anniversary this year in 2013, and there will be a series of events to mark the Silver Jubilee. The first event is Tampines District Scouting for Food 2013 & Extension Scout Carnival. Taking place in the Founder’s Day weekend, we wish to celebrate the Founder’s Day in an even more meaningful way together as a District. The Scouting for Food has its aim to receive food donations, to manage and to redistribute
non-perishable food items to the less fortunate.

Stage 1: Awareness
– To give out flyers in own schools
Stage 2: Receiving (own schools/ Tampines East CC) 11-22 Feb 2013
– To help arrange and stock check donation drop box placed at CC in afternoon - evenings.
Stage 3: Packing 18-22 Feb 2013
– Sorting and repacking of food items into carton boxes at Tampines East CC in afternoon - evenings
Stage 4: Rearranging
– Repacking of food items into carton boxes and decoration at Tampines East CC in
afternoon - evenings

Finally, on the Event Day on 23 Feb 2013 to officiate the redistribution of the collected food
items, special sharing sessions will be done by the NGO partners to enhance the learning
objective of the event. During the Event Day, there will be a carnival of game stalls setup by scouts and extension scouts. This carnival is open to all in terms of participation or setting up of stalls.
Summary of event as following:

Scouting for Food receiving period : 11 – 22 Feb 2013
Scouting for Food packing period : 18 – 22 Feb 2013
Official Event and Carnival Date & Time : Saturday, 23 Feb 2013, 0930-1200hrs
Carnival fees : $1.50 per participant (including leaders)
Location : Tampines East Community Club Hall
Registration closing date : 1 Feb 2013



Tampines District Kinabalu Expedition 2013

Dear Scouts

It is our pleasure to open the expedition for your application.

Mt Kinabalu is Malaysia’s first World Heritage Site designated by UNESCO since year 2000, and is the home to some 4,500 species of flora and fauna. Standing at 4095.2m in height, it is a worthwhile challenge right at our doorstep.

Tentative Dates : 30 July to 4 August 2013 (6 days)
Cost : $1,100 per person (airfare inclusive)
Eligibility : 15 years and above
Closing date : 18 Feb 2013 with 50% payment
Tentative Briefing Date : 09 March 2013
Team size to go : 6 to 16 persons only

Upon formation of the team, individuals must be committed to training and preparations towards the expeditions.



Monday, October 29, 2012

Wood Badge Unit Visit/ Pioneering

Dear Scouts

This Saturday (3 Nov) is my Wood Badge Unit Visit. As such, all are to report in uniform (with beret). You will need the uniform for the Flag Breaking, Certificate Presentation and Flag Lowering Ceremonies. Do bring along your PT attire for the activity is pioneering. PLs and APLs please help to coordinate and pass down the messages to the rest.



Saturday, July 28, 2012

Unit Hike Preparation Information Part 1

Dear Scouts, this is the preparation information Part 1 to the unit hike which will be held on 25th Aug from 9am to 3pm.

For Sec 1s (Observer Badge - to fulfil all 5 criteria):
1. In Kim‟s Game, remember 24 out of 30 well-assorted articles after one minute of observation. Test to be performed twice with different articles and each article to be adequately described.
2. Recognise 8 out of 10 simple sounds. These may include animal sounds, sounds of different musical instrument, different vehicles sound, etc.
3. Give an accurate report of an incident lasting not less than one minute and involving at least three people. This report must include a full description of one of the persons involved.
4. Travel on a public transport for about 20 minutes or walk along a street for 10 minutes. Describe, to the satisfaction of the examiner, of the places, people and dynamics that have taken place.
5. Demonstrate alertness to potential sources of dangers in an urban setting. This could be done in the context of a risk assessment or potential terrorist plots in public places.

For Sec 2s (Observer Badge + Guide Badge - see below 2 criteria):
1. Have a good knowledge of a locality of your choice for example a museum, conservation area or neighbourhood.
2. Conduct a guided tour for a patrol of the selected locality.

For Sec 3s (Observer Badge + Guide Badge + Naturalist Badge - see below 3 criteria)
1. Make a detailed study of any one plant or animal (i.e. ferns, grasses, wild flowers, trees and shrubs; butterflies, moths or other insects, amphibians, wild animals, birds, fish etc). Discuss with the Examiner the results of observations and sources of any information used, i.e. museums, books etc.
2. Make a visit to any natural conservation area in Singapore and display an understanding of how man‟s activities or management could affect the site.
3. Show a general understanding of the efforts by the government or any non-governmental organisation involved in the protection of natural environment.
*To be listed as an environment badge for First Class Scout Badge.

Let's work hard for a very wonderful hike. This will be YOUR hike!!!
Earnest Serval

Monday, June 25, 2012

Project Communi' Bake 2012

Dear Scouts

Collaborative Project with Ayer Rajah Youth Executive Committee - Project Communi’ Bake 2012

We are pleased to introduce the above captioned event for your active participation.
Project Communi’ Bake 2012 – a project driven by youths for youths is an initiative of the Ayer Rajah Youth Executive Committee (YEC). The purpose of the project is to create a common platform for Singaporeans to reach out and support the under-privileges, showing care and concern together as an inclusive society.

The project aims to engage different communities to form and assemble the biggest cup cake mosaic of size 16m x 8m, which will bear design synonymous to the NDP theme "Loving Singapore, Our Home" and concurrently culminate for the certification of Guinness World of Records and Singapore Book of Records.

Our Scouts have been invited to partake in the arrangement of the cup cakes mosaic, fringe activities and render yeoman services such as distribution of cup cakes, crowd control and ushering roles.

Details of event as follow:
Date: Sunday 29 July 2012,
Time: 9am to 8pm (to be confirmed on involvement. case to case basis)
Location: Singapore Expo
Eligibility: All Scouts, Venture Scouts, Rover Scouts and Adult Leaders
Attire: Full Scout Uniform
Closing Date: Saturday 7 July 2012

A pre-event briefing is tentatively scheduled on 14 July 2012. Details of the briefing will be made known after 7 July 2012. Please let us know if anyone of you are interested.



Tampines District Photography Course

Dear Scouts, there is a Tampines District Photography Course. Interested Scouts please let your PLs know.

Date: 14thJuly, 21st July and 4th Aug 2012
Time: Refer to program (Annex A)
Course Fee: $5 per Scout, $2 per Venture/ Rover
Closing Date: 13thJuly 2012 (inclusive of payment)
Intake of Participants: 25 pax (Scouts) and 15 pax (Venture/Rover)
Eligibility: Sec 2 & Above
Attire: Full Uniform with National Scarf
Things to bring: Digital Camera and other equipment (eg. Camera stand/ external flash) 



Sunday, April 8, 2012

Venture Survival Camp

The Venture Survival Camp will be an experiential camp that will allow the participants to use their scouting skills to learn to survive in a forested terrain. At the same time, to explore further their knowledge in survival skills and interaction among Venture Units and its members.

Briefing Date: 21st Apr 2012

For all participants and VSLs to attend .

Camp Dates: 18th to 20th May 2012

Camp Fees: $50



Saturday, March 31, 2012

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Saturday, March 17, 2012

East Area Patrol Leaders' Training Course 2012

Dear Scouts,

Please let your PLs know if you are keen on attending the course. It is a core requirement for those who wish to attain the First Class Scout Standard and subsequently the Chief Commissioner's Award. This course facilitates the learning of Scouts in acquiring the skills for leadership.

Eligibility: Scouts of 14 years of age and above. Scouts should have the Scout Standard Award.
Seminar Date: 25 May 2012
Time: 0800 – 1700hrs
Venue: The Singapore Scout Association, Multi-Purpose Hall

Residential Camp: 26 - 29 May 2012
Time: 0800hrs (26 May 2012) – 1730hrs (29 May 2012)
Venue: Sarimbun Scout Camp
Course Fees: $50.00 per person
Closing Date: 17 April 2012



Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Footdrill Course

Footdrill Course
(Total 7 Involved: Syaqirah, Nadirah, Miza, Gerald Lim, Elijah, Jamine, Chin Hong)
Briefing Date: 17 March 2012, Sat
Time: 1400hours – 1500hours
Venue: East Spring Secondary School
Attire: Full Scout Uniform with National Scarf and Marching Boots
Things to bring: Writing Materials

Course Dates: 31 March, 7 April, 14 April 2012 (3 Saturdays)
Time: 0845hours – 1700hours
Venue: East Spring Secondary School
Course Fee: $5.00 per Participant (Paid by School)

Friday, March 9, 2012

JobWeek Camp Pack List

Items - Quantity
Full Scout Uniform (includes beret) - 1 Set
Shirt(School / Scout Based) - min 2
Shorts (School / Scout Based) - min 2
Windbreaker/Jacket - (it will be cold in the nights)
Socks - min 2 Pairs
Undergarments - min 2 sets
Shoes - 1 Pair (non-scout shoe)
Slippers - 1 Pair (for bathing)
1.5L Water Bottle - 1
Utensils - 1 Set
Haversack and Small bag - 1 Each (when you go out to do your JobWeek)
Hanger - 1
Sleeping Bag - 1
Toiletries - 1 Set
Towel - 1
Poncho - 1 (don't get stuck in the rain while doing your JobWeek)
Personal Medication - Optional
Sec one's you are expected to bring your uniform as you will be undergoing investiture during the first night.

B)Flagpole and tents to be completed on Friday noon.
You guys are needed to stay back after school for awhile to build your flagpole and tents.The sooner you guys do it the faster you guys can go home.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Tampines District Foot Drill Course

Dear Scouts

The Tampines District Foot Drill Course is now open for your application. Through this Course, participants will be able to train towards high standard of foot drill according to the requirements of the foot drill Proficiency badge in accordance to the POR.

The Tampines District Foot Drill Course is run on 3 dates, with 2 sessions each day. The assessment will be in the last session of the course.

Details as follows:

Briefing Date
Date: 17 March 2012
Time: 1400hours – 1500hours
Venue: East Spring Secondary School
Attire: Full Scout Uniform with National Scarf and Marching Boots
Things to bring: Writing Materials

Date: 31 March, 7 April, 14 April 2012
Time: 0845hours – 1700hours
Venue: East Spring Secondary School
Course Fee: $5.00 per Participant
Closing Date: Application by 17 March 2012, Payment to HQ by 19 March 2012
Intake: 50 pax maximum, first come first serve
Eligibility: Sec 2 & Above, with minimum Scout Standard Foot Drill



Friday, March 2, 2012

White Stag Scout Group 56th Anniversary

Dear Scouts

This is the 1st campfire of the year by our fellow Tampines District Scouts, White Stag Scout Group's 56th Anniversary. All are encouraged to come including Sec 1s!!!

Theme: Return of the Knight
Venue: Siglap Secondary School
Date: 3rd Mar 2012
Time: 1830hrs (to be seated)
Attire: Full Scout Uniform

All scouts are encouraged to accessorise yourselves with swords, shields, armour, helmets etc. (add-on by Mr Wong - you could consider cardboard or paper made ones. Be creative.)


Earnest Serval

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Scuba Diving Course

Dear Scouts,

I am pleased to inform you that the Basic Scuba Diving Course organised by Cuon Scout Group, is now open for registration.

1. Course Objectives

• Learn what wearing scuba equipment feels like and how easy it is to move around underwater while wearing it

• Find out what it’s like to breathe underwater and learn whether you can be comfortable there

• Learn some basic skills and safety rules that will carry over to your full scuba certification course when you take the next step.

2. Venue: TBC

3. Date & Time: 31 March 2012 (Saturday), 2pm – 6pm

4. Course Fees: $60