Rover Scout young adult volunteers, who are members of our PEERS Network, did their weekly outreach to homeless people tonight.
They met a man who had been sleeping in various places for the last year, after a bad fallout with his family. He shared with us his ups and downs in life, renting rooms and backpacker spaces, and how it has been a real struggle for him to get food and a shower, especially during the Circuit Breaker. We offered him a Safe Sound Sleeping Place (S3P), a hot meal and assistance with housing, financial issues and family counseling. Another man was sleeping in the open because he had serious problems with his co-tenant, who would frequently get drunk and abusive. During the Circuit Breaker, he lost his job as a cleaner and needed additional financial help. Tonight, we moved him to our latest Safe Sound Sleeping Place provided by HDB and jointly run by PEERS partners New Hope Community Services, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Good News Community Services, Methodist Welfare Services and Montfort Care. The Rover team befriended other homeless people and will work with social workers and government agencies to help to resolve their underlying difficulties. We also coincidentally met a colleague from Hope Centre, which runs a Safe Sound Sleeping Place for women.
During the Circuit Breaker, our PEERS partners created shelter space for 800. Over 600 people accepted shelter and support, and are being helped by MSF and social workers. As our partners continue their outreach, we hope that more will accept offers of shelter and assistance.
I would like to thank Rover Scouts and all our PEERS partners and volunteers for your hard work!
#throwback 💫South Area welcomed our new adult leaders from 9 units during our Area Orientation & onboarding day. It was a great opportunity for us to meet and exchange expertise in supporting our youths . #SALT #teamSoutharea #SingaporeScout #southarea #onepromise #creatingabetterworld #sgscouts... See MoreSee Less
Our Sixers in training spent last weekend at the Cub Scout Leadership Course held at MOE Labrador adventure camp. They went caving, hiking and experienced the Canopy Walk. They even had to jump through hoops (literally) to complete the course! #scoutingAdventure#leadership... See MoreSee Less
Don’t know how to cook? Don’t worry, there will be expert chefs around to teach you how. Just sign up for the South Area cooking course. Hurry, because registration closes on 5th May. ... See MoreSee Less
Looks sedap right! Wanna learn how to cook? South Area will be conducting a cooking course for scouts and ventures on 8 – 9 June. Closing date for registration is 5th May. Sign up today! ... See MoreSee Less
Our sixers-in-training enjoyed a full day of team building activities aimed at building trust, improving communication and honing their leadership skills at the first intake of the Cub Scout Leadership Course (CSLC). Wanna have fun? Just remember to leave all that emotional and physical baggage at home next time! #leadership#Communication#teambuilding#scoutshonour... See MoreSee Less
“Was a very wonderful opportunity for me to interact and bond with scouts from other troops, really loved the experience!!! Really liked the BBQ since we got to sit down together and just have a good time” - Tan Jia Jun, 02 Raffles Scouts on the Venture Scout Meet & Greet (3 Feb 18) #ascoutmakesfriends #scoutingadventure ... See MoreSee Less
As we celebrate founder’s day this year, let us all take a moment to reflect on the values in our Scout promise and law. Have we exemplified these values in our daily lives? How do we keep the Scouting fire burning within us? #onepromise #backtobasics... See MoreSee Less
The campfire is 1 week away. How are you getting here? If you haven’t figured it out, now is not too late. #beprepared
St Joseph’s Institution (38 Malcolm Road, S308274) Buses outside SJI: 105, 132, 151, 153, 154, 156, 186 Nearest MRT: Stevens Station DT10 (Downtown line) - 7 minutes walk From PIE (towards west): Exit 18, turn left along Whitley Road or Malcolm Road (at traffic light junction). ... See MoreSee Less
Did you know wood smoke contains toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde which is used to preserve corpses? Ugh! 2018 has been designated as Singapore’s year of Climate Action. South Area will be doing our part by having an indoor campfire. No fire doesn’t mean no fun. Come join us to find out! #savetheearth#considerate... See MoreSee Less
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Veteran scouts Hoo Chuan Yang and Foo Jiong Kew share fond memories of their days as The Singapore Scout Association members, and the lasting friendships and valuable lessons they gained. ... See MoreSee Less
Mark your calendars! South Area will be having our annual campfire on the 24th February 2018. This year’s campfire will be special, different from the previous years. Want to find out how? Follow our page and we will reveal more in the coming weeks. #scoutingadventure
In our continued efforts to provide a meaningful Scouting experience for all our South Area Scouts, we are embarking on a training analysis exercise to better identify the training background and needs of our South Area adult leaders. Your candid responses to our short survey will help us in designing and implementing the best training activities possible, to help you in providing quality Scouting programmes for our youth members.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. With your response, we hope to design and implement the best training activities possible to help you in providing quality Scouting programmes fo...