SPECIAL NEEDS UNITS’ HIKE 2022

Greetings from the Singapore Scout Association (SSA).

The Special Needs (SN) Roundtable is pleased to invite all units (SN & non-SN units) to participate in its inaugural combined hike which will take place from 5thApril to 3rdMay 2022. Do note that the hike has been structured to take into consideration prevailing Safe Management Measures.

Though the focus of the upcoming SN Hike is on building resilience and perseverance, it is also the intention of the Organisers that participants would at the same time take in the sights, observe the fauna, and enjoy the surrounding nature. In addition, the hiking journey would enable participating scouts and all, to develop their sense of self-awareness, including strengthening their appreciation of the need to care for the environment that they have been privileged to enjoy.

For further information of the hike, please refer to Annex A and attend the briefing on Wednesday, 30thMarch 2022 for details.

Kindly register via MSDS’s Youth Programme Registration portal:http://intranet.scout.org.sg  by Saturday, 26th March 2022. Accepted registrations will be duly notified. Do take note it will be given a duration of  1 month to complete.

Do contact Ms Lee Pui Ling, Senior Executive (Programme & Partnership) at puiling.lee@scout.org.sg or Ms Emily Ho, Programme Assistant at  emily.ho@scout.org.sg, or call us at 62592858 for any clarifications.

We look forward to your enthusiastic participation.

Thank you and stay safe.

Yours in Scouting,

Gary Lim
Executive Director

Annex A

SPECIAL NEEDS HIKE 2022

Date and time : 5th April to 3rd May 2022, 1 month duration
Venue : via Google Form (More information will be shared at the briefing)
Briefing : 30th March 2022, Wednesday, 8.00pm to 9.00pm via Zoom
(Zoom details will be provided closer to date)
Maximum Capacity : 150 pax (priority will be given to SN units)
Cost* : $5.35 w/GST ($5.00) per participant
Attire : Sporty attire or anything that is comfortable
Registration Closing Date : 26th March 2022, Saturday, 1700hrs
Interested units may register their Scouts via MSDS’s Youth Programme registration portal:http://intranet.scout.org.sg
Accepted registration will be notified

*Upon confirmation of registration, no refund will be allowed once invoice has been issued unless the organizer cancels the event. Hereof, the Singapore Scout Association reserves the right to cancel/postpone the event and reject application when necessary.

Mode of Payment
 

Payment Mode# Instruction Remarks
IFFAS No action is required.

An e-invoice will be generated.

SSA will only process e-invoice if you have selected payment mode as IFFAS.

No appointment needed.
Bank Transfer Transfer amount inclusive of GST to

OCBC 538-048851-001 (HQ Account)

Kindly indicate code – invoice number and full name in the transaction description box.

Example: NPC-INV1234577 – LIM TANG LEE

Email the screenshot of the confirmation to SSA Finance Department.

Cheque Payable to ‘The Singapore Scout Association’
Group Fund Scan a copy of the duly signed Authorization Form Payment (AFP) to SSA Finance Department AND mail the hardcopy to SSA HQ before 16thWednesday 2022, 1800hrs

Kindly ensure that AFP is signed based on authorized signatory in Form E.

Finance Department will only process payment based on original AFP received.

Cash/NETS Note the payable invoice number and make payment over the counter at SSA HQ. Kindly arrange a visit appointment with SSA Finance Department via email at least 2 working days in advance.

#You are reminded to make the correct selection on MSDS as the default payment mode is Group Fund.

Information

SSA Finance Department:  finance@scout.org.sg

 


NATIONAL PROGRAMME TEAM POW-WOW 2022 – AIR SCOUT ROUNDTABLE

Dear Sir/Madam

NATIONAL PROGRAMME TEAM POW-WOW 2022 – AIR SCOUT ROUNDTABLE

Greetings from the Singapore Scout Association!

The Air Scout Roundtable is pleased to invite all registered Adult Leaders to participate in the upcoming online Pow-wow taking place on Saturday, 26th March 2022.

The upcoming Pow-wow session will focus on the launch of the revised Air Programme and for leaders to exchange views and map out strategies for the Air Programme. Kindly note that your comments and inputs will be sought at the session. Participating units will thereafter be able to embark on the pilot run of the revised Air Proficiency Badge Programme after the launch.

Please refer to Annex A for further details.

As places are limited, registration is based on a first-come-first-served basis. Kindly register via MSDS’s Adult Training Registration portal: http://intranet.scout.org.sg by Monday, 21st March 2022. Accepted registrations will be duly notified.

Do feel free to contact Ms Lee Pui Ling, Senior Executive (Programme & Partnership) at  puiling.lee@scout.org.sg or Ms Emily Ho, Programme Assistant at  emily.ho@scout.org.sg or call us at 62592858 for any clarifications.

We look forward to your enthusiastic participation.

Thank you and stay safe.

Yours in Scouting

Gary Lim

Executive Director


SKILLS AND FUNDAMENTALS ASSESSMENT (SnF) 2022 (1st INTAKE)

Dear all

SKILLS AND FUNDAMENTALS ASSESSMENT (SnF) 2022 (1st INTAKE)

Greetings from the Singapore Scout Association (SSA).

We are pleased to inform that the 1st intake of the Skills and Fundamentals Assessment (SnF) 2022 will take place on Saturday, 19th March 2022.

The SnF Assessment is a prerequisite to attending the Venturing Challenge Course. Candidates will need to
fulfil the course requirements and will be assessed on their core Scouting skills, found in Annexes A and B
respectively.

Validity for successfully completing the SnF will be for 1 year or the equivalent of 2 intakes of Venturing
Challenge Course, whichever comes first.

Kindly note that the SnF Assessment will be conducted in accordance to the prevailing COVID-19 Safe Management Measures (SMMs). This mode of conduct may be adjusted /modified with prior notice. However, the assessment will be kept fair and independent, and be subjected to moderation.

Please refer to Annex A and B for more details.

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. Leaders are to register their Scouts via the MSDS Youth Programme registration portal by Saturday, 12th March 2022. Accepted applicants will be duly notified.

You may contact Ms Rachel Chan, Executive (Programme) at  rachel.chan@scout.org.sg or at 62592858 should you require any assistance.

We look forward to your active participation.

Yours in Scouting

Gary Lim

Executive Director

 

Annex A

SKILLS AND FUNDAMENTALS ASSESSMENT (SnF) 2022 (1st INTAKE)

Date and time : 19th March 2022, Saturday
: 1300hrs to 1800hrs
: Registration starts at 1230hrs
Venue : To be advised nearer to the date
Eligibility : Venture Scout (Land/Sea/Air)
: Completed Pioneer Award
Assessment Fee : $37.45 w/GST ($35.00) per candidate
Attire : Full Scout Uniform
Closing Date : 12th March 2022, Saturday, 1700hrs
For candidates – Unit Leader to register via MSDS’s youth Programme Registration portal at http://intranet.scout.org.sg
Accepted registration will be notified.

 

  1. Unit Leader is required to register1 the Venture Scout(s) via MSDS Youth Programme Registration portal: http://intranet.scout.org.sg for Online Skills and Fundamentals Assessment (SnF) 2022 (1st Intake)
  2. Full payment is to be made by Wednesday, 16thMarch 2022, 1800hrs. Kindly refer to the Mode of Payment table below for more information on the payment options.
  3. Briefing session for all eligible candidates is mandatory  and their nominating leaders are invited to attend. It will be conducted online, and the details will be shared in due course.

 

Mode of Payment
 

  1. By registering the Venture Scout, the Venture Scout Leader will thus in this manner have acknowledged the completion of the Pioneer Award Criteria for the said Venture Scout.
  2. Upon confirmation of registration,no refund will be allowed once invoice has been issued unless the organizer cancels the event. Hereof, the Singapore Scout Association reserves the right to cancel/postpone the event and reject applications when necessary.
Payment Mode# Instruction Remarks
IFFAS No action is required.

An e-invoice will be generated.

SSA will only process e-invoice if you have selected payment mode as IFFAS.

No appointment needed.
Bank Transfer Transfer amount inclusive of GST to

OCBC 538-048851-001 (HQ Account)

Kindly indicate code – invoice number and full name in the transaction description box.

Example: NPC-INV1234577 – LIM TANG LEE

Email the screenshot of the confirmation to SSA Finance Department.

Cheque Payable to ‘The Singapore Scout Association’
Group Fund Scan a copy of the duly signed Authorization Form Payment (AFP) to SSA Finance Department AND mail the hardcopy to SSA HQ before 16thWednesday 2022, 1800hrs

Kindly ensure that AFP is signed based on authorized signatory in Form E.

Finance Department will only process payment based on original AFP received.

Cash/NETS Note the payable invoice number and make payment over the counter at SSA HQ. Kindly arrange a visit appointment with SSA Finance Department via email at least 2 working days in advance.

#You are reminded to make the correct selection on MSDS as the default payment mode is Group Fund.

Information

SSA Finance Department:  finance@scout.org.sg

 

Annex B

Broad Assessment Areas

The SnF Assessment is a summative assessment and candidates are expected to achieve above average performance to pass. The assessment comprises both theoretical and practical components. The areas of assessment are as follows:

  1. Camping and Campcraft
    Candidates will be tested on their skills and knowledge of camping and campcraft through demonstration of gadget tying and real-life scenarios during camping.
  2. Outdoor Exploration and Expedition
    Demonstrate good understanding of the principles of navigation and exploration. Be competent in executing skills required in this area.
  3. Knotting and Pioneering
    Demonstrate good understanding of the principles of knotting and pioneering including materials type, care of materials, and characteristics of materials. Be competent in various categories of knots e.g. whippings, lashings, rescue knots, etc.
  4. Outdoor Cooking
    Candidate will be tested on their skills and knowledge of outdoor cooking and backwoodsman cooking. This includes fire-starting, choosing of pit, food preparation, and nutrition planning.
  5. Scouting Fundamentals
    Be well-versed with the fundamentals in Scouting Knowledge such as history of Scouting, key policies, and characteristics of Scouting.

 

More details on the venue, syllabus, and materials/equipment required will be provided to the candidates after registration is accepted


Adult Leaders Training Courses 2022

Greetings from the Singapore Scout Association.

The National Training Team is organising the following courses under the Adult Leader

Training Scheme (ALTS):

 

  1. Certificate in Applied Outdoor Education (CAOE) Part 1 and Part 2
  2. Advanced Certificate in Applied Outdoor Education (ACAOE)
  3. Diploma in Applied Outdoor Education (DipAOE)

 

These courses aim to prepare leaders to confidently carry out their responsibilities in their appointment as Scout Leaders. Upon completion of the courses, leaders will be equipped with the knowledge and skills required to implement the intended youth programme that would meet the needs and interests of their Scouts.

The National Training Team is also organising a new course, named Youth Education and Scouting (YEAS), with the Ministry of Education (MOE) under the Character & Citizenship Education (CCE2021) for all programme.

Apart from these courses, the National Training Team will also be providing support to all leaders via the Monthly Leaders Forum with a different topic being of focus each month. At the Forum, Leaders can discuss their thoughts and ideas with one another as well as the challenges they face when running their scout units. Dates for the Forum can be found in the Training Calendar 2022. The Forum would be held via zoom every month.

For more information, please refer to the Training Calendar 2022 appended for course schedules and closing dates.

Additionally, Adult Leaders can access the Scout Membership Portal via https://intranet8.scout.org.sg/Content to register for adult leader training and view the available courses.

For any clarifications, please contact Ms Evan Ong (Training & Development Assistant), at Tel: 62592858 during office hours or email: evan.ong@scout.org.sg

Thank you.

Yours in Scouting,

Gary Lim

Executive Director

Training Calendar 2022

As of 23 Feb 2022

Course Code Course Title Dates Duration Closing Date Fees
YEAS/2022 Facilitating Student Development Experience & CCE2021 in UG CCAs (MOE CCEB) for GSLs & Commissioners 26 March 2022 Half Day
YEAS/2022 Facilitating Student Development Experience & CCE2021 in UG CCAs (MOE CCEB) for Teachers TBA Half Day
YEAS/2022 Facilitating Student Development Experience & CCE2021 in UG CCAs (MOE CCEB) for VALs TBA Half Day
CAOE/P1/1 Certificate in Applied Outdoor Education (Part 1) 12 March 2022 1 day 28 February 2022 $350.00
CAOE/P2/1 Certificate in Applied Outdoor Education (Part 2) 7 to 8 May 2022 2 days 6 March 2022 $350.00
ULTSC/ELC/1/2022 Exploration Leaders Course 28 to 29 May 2022 2 days 23 April 2022 $200.00
ULTSC/PLC/1/2022 Pioneering Leaders Course 11 to 12 June 2022 2 days 7 May 2022 $200.00
ACAOE/2022 Advanced Certificate in Applied Outdoor Education 2 to 5 June 2022 4 days 14 May 2022 $350.00
CAOE/P1/2 Certificate in Applied Outdoor Education (Part 1) 9 July 2022 1 day 18 June 2022 $350.00
CAOE/P2/2 Certificate in Applied Outdoor Education (Part 2) 10 to 11 September 2022 2 dats 20 August 2022 $350.00
ACAOE/2022 Advanced Certificate in Applied Outdoor Education 1 to 4 December 2022 4 days 5 November 2022 $350.00
  • Ministry of Education’s Uniform Group Grant is available.
  • Fees exclude prevailing GST (7%)
  • Other courses not listed here may be released based on demand, e.g., first aid related courses, etc. Information on course details and funding status will be released upon consolidation of demands.

 
 

Monthly Leaders Forum (Fri:8-10pm, Sat:10-12pm)

Fri, 28 Jan 2022 Sat, 12 Feb 2022
Fri, 04 Mar 2022 Sat, 09 Apr 2022
Fri, 13 May 2022 Sat, 25 Jun 2022
Fri, 15 Jul 2022 Sat, 20 Aug 2022
Fri, 16 Sep 2022 Sat, 08 Oct 2022
Fri, 11 Nov 2022 Sat, 03 Dec 2022

 

The purpose of the Monthly Leaders Forum is to be a platform for leaders to discuss and share ideas to better deliver Scouting at unit level. Feedback will be sought from participants to better understand the challenges faces at the unit level.

Through such conversations, more meeting ideas, new activity plans, and techniques of engaging Scouts through their patrols/sixes can be discovered. The topics can be on Scouting fundamentals, or on the challenges faced by unit leaders when running Scout units.

Topics may change from time to time based on demand and feedback from participants.

Additional Information

Format: Online: Zoom (link will be provided 1-2 days before the session) Sharings done by unit leaders

Registration: Fill in google form

 


17TH SCOUTS OF THE WORLD AWARD – DISCOVERY WORKSHOP (ONLINE)

Dear Unit Leaders,

 

17th Scouts of the World Award – Discovery Workshop (Online)

 

Greetings from the Singapore Scout Association (SSA)!

 

A flagship initiative under WOSM’s Better World Framework, the Scouts of the World Award (SWA) provides young people with opportunities to be engaged in addressing challenges of the future. It aims to empower and engage young people in taking actions of world importance, based on the universal values of freedom, tolerance, equality, respect for nature, and shared responsibilities – criteria also identified by the United Nations in their Sustainable Development Goals.

 

Using the experiential model of ExploreRespond and Take Action, the Discovery Workshop intends to expose young people to the issues we are facing, both in Singapore and globally. Apart from raising critical awareness on the challenges facing our communities and Singapore’s rich heritage, the workshop also seeks to equip and improve the skill sets of our young people in conducting a Needs Analysis, Project Planning and Development, and experience in Group Facilitation, in preparation for their Voluntary Service projects, which is the second component of the SWA.

 

For more information regarding SWA, please visit the following link: scout.betterworld.sg/flagship-initiatives/scouts-of-the-world-award/

 

In view of the current COVID-19 situation and the relevant safe management regulations in place, the workshop will be conducted virtually this year. Participants are required to achieve full attendance for all the modules.

Please refer to Annex A for the details.

Registration is based on a first-come-first-served basis. Please register your Scouts through Scout Youth Programme Registration portal:
http://intranet.scout.org.sg by 05 March 2022Only accepted registrations will be duly notified.

 

Please email the BetterWorld Team at betterworld@scout.sg for assistance or clarification on programme enquiries or Mr William Tan, Executive at william.yulin@scout.org.sg, or call 69115795, for further assistance or clarification on registration enquiries.

 

We look forward to your active participation and involvement in Creating a Better World!

 

Yours-in-Scouting,

 

Mr. Gary Lim

Executive Director

 

Annex A

17th Scouts of the World Award – Discovery Workshop

General Information 

Date & Time: *All modules are online except for asynchronous module. Attendance is compulsory for all modules.
Workshop Module
 
12th March 2022, 9.00am to 5.00pm (Saturday) and 13th March 2022, 9.00am to 5.00pm (Sunday);
 
Asynchronous Module: Self-discovery Learning Journey
14th to 18th March 2022 (approx. 2-3 Hours); 
 
Workshop Module: Learning Journey Debrief and Project Proposal Presentation
19th March 2022, 9.00am to 1.30pm (Saturday)
 
Venue: Virtual Learning Environment via Zoom and Google Classroom (Learning Journey will be a self-discovery with guided worksheets for participants.) 
 
Participant Eligibility: Ventures, Rovers and non-Scouts (17 – 26 years old) 
 
Fees: S$15.00 (inclusive of 7% GST) 
 
Area Subsidy is applicable, subject to Area Commissioner’s approval. 
 
Maximum Intake: 24 
 
Registration Closing Date: Saturday 5 March 2022 

For Venture Scouts – Unit Leader to register through Scout Youth Programme Registration portal:  http://intranet.scout.org.sg

For Rover Scouts – Rover Scout to self-register through Scout Adult Programme Registration portal:  http://intranet.scout.org.sg

For Non-Scouts – Applicant is to email the completed application form to  betterworld@scout.sg. The BetterWorld Team will send the email notification for accepted registration by Tuesday 8 March 2022. 

Upon notification, the following submissions are to be made within the week, latest by [Friday 11 March 2022, 6pm]: 

1. Email the duly completed typed-written application form to  betterworld@scout.sg.

2. Make full payment of fees.

 


Jobweek 2020 postponement

Following the outbreak of the coronavirus (2019 n-CoV) in China and its spread to other countries, and the measures implemented by Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) and Ministry of Education (MOE), The Singapore Scout Association will be postponing Job Week 2020 to a later date, likely June 2020.

In view of the uncertain situation, this intention will be reviewed in Apr 2020, and further updates will be communicated to all Principals/Sponsoring Authorities and Unit Leaders via email circular.

Please feel free to contact SSA HQ Office at email hq@scout.org.sg for any clarification.

Thank you.

Yours-in-Scouting,
Mr Gary Lim
Executive Director

Jobweek 2020