It was Easter weekend and 13 Rovers decided to spend it together. It was Singapore’s 4th Scouts of the World Award Discovery Workshop held at the Singapore Scout Association (SSA). Besides the participation of 13 Singapore Rovers, SSA also had the privilege of hosting two Rover Scouts from the Scout Association of Hong Kong.
While continuing the green practices as with previous SW Discoveries, this SW Discovery saw new methodology in conducting certain sessions with added learning values. This workshop also saw the first exploration field trip that is conducted at pre-dawn hours, giving an insight as to what goes on in nature nocturnally.
The 13 participants proved themselves to be worthy of being global citizens when they produced a total of 5 potential local and overseas project scopes, with identified potential partners and beneficiaries. With their enthusiasm, it will not be long before the Singapore Scout Association sees the second batch of SWA recipients.
The participants had the following comments:
“A person who loves nature can cherish other human beings, value peace and possess character unfettered by selfish calculations of personal gain and loss.” – Daniel Soo, Beatty Rovers
“One word to describe it: AMAZING! All the laughter shared, all the friendships forged as well as knowledge gained made this one of the most wonderful experience ever!” – Chew Jia Hui, Griffin Rovers
“I have not seen another creature's life so timid yet brave enough to look up to the world and say "HELLO". ” – Muhd Isa, Beatty Rovers
The two Hong Kong Scouters added:
“The Workshop can never be fruitful without certain elements: in depth understanding of the environmental issues that we are facing, intellectual development, proper guidance, and fun. Needless to say, they all exist. A special feature of the workshop is that the Course Leaders and the Rovers are all believers of what they are doing.”
The article was written by Tan Sijie, a young person in charge of the SW Award in Singapore. Photos were produced by the participants.
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