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Hello guys,

This is no special announcement. For those of you who don't know, yes there is training again tomorrow! These are the details:

Date:  5th November 2013
Time: 0830 - 1730
Attire: PT Kit (PE Attire)
Place: Outside the Scout Den

As each day passes, we get closer to the actual NPC so I hope you guys will continue working hard. So far, so good. I've been impressed with your attitudes so far, keep it up. We'll be choosing the team for the actual NPC soon, so continue training hard and all the best.

Tayloristically,
Daniel Tow.
 
Hello guys,

I'm so sorry that this post appeared so late. Well, from the training schedule given to you guys previously, you would have expect training tomorrow, right? I hope you're looking forward to training tomorrow! These are the details for tomorrow:

Date:  30th October 2013
Time: 1330 - 1730
Attire: PT Kit (PE Attire)
Place: Outside the Scout Den

Things to bring for this meeting:
1) Bring a water bottle minimum 500 ml
2) Fill up and bring down the HQ NPC registration form. We will collect all the forms from everyone for convenience, so when the final selection of the team is made, we can submit to HQ immediately.
3) Update us on the attendance projection for the future training sessions

Please remember to bring down the following items:
a) Be prepared to get dirty and for wet weather; bring what you think you need
b) Completed registration form
c) Stationery
d) A note book for you to take down info from now until the end of NPC (and something thats yours to remember NPC by)

The HQ NPC registration form has been uploaded. Go to the left, under "Downloads". It should be the first link you see.

So yeah, I'll see you all tomorrow. I hope you guys will treasure this experience because times like these don't come around often. Take care and God bless.

Tayloristically,
Daniel Tow.
 
Hello guys,

As Mr. Marcus Png would have informed you on Monday, there is a compulsory meeting on Thursday for everyone interested in participating in NPC 2013. The details of this meeting is as follows:

Date:  24th October 2013
Time: 0830 - 1230
Attire: PT Kit (PE Attire)
Place: Outside the Scout Den

Things to bring for this meeting:
1) Notice form given on Monday (attach comments, photocopy of MCs, medical appointment card/letter of excuse from parents if you cannot make it for any of the training dates)
2) Writing Materials
3) Water Bottle (with Water of course)
4) Passport sized photo

That is all for now. Thank you all for your active interest in NPC! I wish you all the very best. 

If you have any pending questions, please send them to pelandoktrainingteam@gmail.com and we'll respond to your question as soon as we can. Thanks for your understanding! 

Take care and God bless.

Tayloristically,
Daniel Tow.
 
Hello guys,

In case you misplace the schedule given to you, below is the schedule for NPC trainings.

Please note that this schedule could be subject to changes. All possible updates will be posted on this blog.

Tayloristically,
Daniel Tow.
 
Hey guys,

I'm back. 

And as you might have guessed from the title, this blog will be temporarily revived to provide you quick updates for everything you need to know about NPC.  

Oh, and I hope you did okay for your EOYs. Sometimes things just doesn't go our way, yeah? Nonetheless, let's all keep the Sec4s in our prayers as they soldier on through the O Levels. Let's hope they'll be fine.

Anyhow, the first thing I've got for you is a letter from Mr. Marcus Png. 

"Dear Pelandoks! 

It’s time for National Patrol Camp again! For those who are unaware, National Patrol Camp is a HQ organized competition camp that puts the brightest, wittiest and most skillful scout troops to compete over a 5 day camp filled with games, camp-craft, survival challenges and lots of mud! 

We are sending a patrol of 10 to compete at this camp which is organized every 2 or 3 years, and we are seeking interested and excited scouts who want an opportunity that presents itself only once in your 4 years in SJI (twice if you’re really lucky!)  

Even though we only have slots for 10 to compete, all scouts who are interested in a fun and fulfilling experience can register and enroll into the Pelandok NPC Training Programme. 

By enrolling you can expect to be tinkering, exploring and trying out skills that you normally would not have a chance to be exposed to. Unless you were to be hanging out with the Pelandok Ventures and Rovers regularly on the weekends, if you don’t sign up, you’ll miss out on the chance to do just some of the following: 

1) Advanced and competitive woodcraft pioneering! 
We’re talking about big tall structures that aren’t just built for your badgework, we’re talking about titans dressed to impress 

2) Outdoor survival, practical first aid, challenge games and activities! 
If you learn this, you’ll be on your way to being prepared for the zombie apocalypse. But remember! Your chances of survival and fun increase exponentially if you sign up with your friends and embark on picking up these skills 

3) Artistic campcraft! 
If quadrapods and A-frames bore you because they’re peanuts, wait till you get a load of the fancy designs the NPC Design Team have whipped out to impress everyone at this years’ National Patrol Camp 2013 

4) Discovering a whole new level about Scouting, your abilities, and what you and your friends are capable of! 

Everyone has the potential to be NPC champions when it comes to Scouting. No one is born faster, stronger or better. Success and achievement is entirely in you. If you sign up, you’ll discover a realm of infinite possibilities that’s only bounded by your sheer will power and guts.  

This training programme will last from the 3 rd Week of October and stretch all the way to the end of November.  
Commitment is flexible and can be addressed case by case. We respect every individual’s personal, family and school obligations, and our Pelandok Trainers aspire only to impart the best skills and experience to the most willing of Pelandok scouts, in a safe and fun environment. 
If you have any questions, please feel free to email to PelandokTrainingTeam@gmail.com 
To sign up please send an email to PelandokTrainingTeam@gmail.com with your  
• Full name 
• Patrol 
• Class 
• Contact number 

For those who want to be a part of the programme but are interested in supporting only specific areas, help is also needed in the following project teams 
- Campcraft gadgets proto typing 
- Pioneering proto typing 
- Art and decorations 
- Logistics and Admin support"

So basically, if you are interested to join this year's NPC team, please email PelandokTrainingTeam@gmail.com with the details stated above. 

Remember, interest is key.

Tayloristically,
Daniel Tow. 

Check out these pictures of our very own Pelandok team of 2011! 
 
Hi scouters,
There's training tomorrow as usual. However, we shall ALL be staying back for the sec one orientation campfire. The estimated time of dismissal is at 10pm. So Be Prepared.

Fall in: 3pm
Attire: full scout uniform + PE (remember to remove 100 years of scouting badge)
Duty patrol: leopard patrol

The rest if the agenda will be made known to you after fall in.

 
Welcome back to Singapore for those that just came back from Cambodia, including myself. Tomorrow's the last training for the year so I expect a much higher attendance tomorrow.
Attire: PE
Duty level: Sec 2s
0900: General Fall-in
0900-1200: Training Session 1
1200-1300: Lunch
1300-1600: Training Session 2
1600-1700: PT
1700: General Fall-out/ PLC
Sessions are pioneering like last week and foot drill. Sec 2s, as the duty patrol, you must report tomorrow at 8am to build flagpole. Some of you take the initiative to remind each other.
ICs: Foot drill: Sec 3 PLs/APLs of Black Bear, Panther, Tiger, Dolphin and Stingray.
Pioneering: Sec 3 PLs/APLs of Leopard, Lion, Rhino, Blue Shark, Flying Fish and Swordfish
Yours in scouting,
Shaun
 
Yo!
Just saying, this is my first time posting on the blog. For those going to Cambodia, good luck! Hope you have fun! Remember you guys are representing SJI Pelandok Scouts so remember your discipline.
The agenda is listed below

Attire: PE
Duty level: Sec 3 level
0900: General Fall- in
0900-1130: backwoodsman
1130-1230: Lunch
1230-1300: Patrol Corner (For Pioneering Challenge)
1300-1330: Drawing of equipment
1330-1630: Pioneering Challenge
1600-1630: Judging
1630-1700: General Fall out

Sec 3s, please come down by 8am to help build the flagpole and ready up the rest of the stuff. Backwoodsman will be taught by Brandon, Luke Chow and Lyndon.
For pioneering challenge, the groupings are as follows:
Blackbear + Leopard
Lion + Panther
Rhino + Tiger
Blueshark + Dolphin
Flying Fish + Seahorse
Stingray + Swordfish
Pioneering challenge is basically where during your patrol corner you will design a structure with a single purpose (can be any purpose, e.g.: shelter, table, shelf, etc) and needs to be at least 3m long/tall. You will be graded on practicality, stability, number of knots used, correct positioning of knots, tightness, aesthetics (neatness) etc. Judging will be done by Brandon and Jia da.

Please use the time allocated for the pioneering challenge wisely and quickly, it’s not a lot.
Lastly, have fun and hope to see most of you this Friday.
Brandon,
Your friendly Hobo…
 
Hi guys,
I hope you enjoyed last week's patrol outing or ACE camp for the Sec 1s. Over the next few weeks, we will be further brushing up on your skills. The four skills are backwoodsman(mainly firefighting) under Brandon and Aaron, advanced scouts standard and first class foot drill under Palani, Jerome, Kevin and Bryan, advanced scout standard knots and camp craft gadgets under Luke, Lyndon, Nicholas and Craig, first aid practical and SRIC under Saravanan, Harvin and Ernest. The four skills will be taught tomorrow and on the 30/11/12, 2 skills on each day.
Attire: PE
Duty patrol: Swordfish
0900: General Fall- in
0900-1200: Training Session 1
1200-1300: Lunch
1300-1600: Training Session 2
1600-1700: PT
1700: General Fall-out
Scouts who have volunteered for the SJIOBA CIP are reminded to fall- in in school at 0900 as well. Have a fruitful and fun training ahead!

Yours in Scouting,
Shaun
 
Hi guys,
Due to the fact that the sec 1s will be going for ACE camp tomorrow, we will not be having training tomorrow and will be having patrol outing instead.
Patrol: Stingray
Fall-in: 0900
Fall-out:1700
There will still be fall-in and fall-out. Have fun and bond well within your patrols! PLs, inform me of where you are going tomorrow.
Yours in scouting,
Shaun