SOUTH AREA VENTURING FOUNDATIONS COURSE 2022 (INTAKE 2)

The South Area Venture Section is pleased to bring you the South Area Venturing Foundations Course Intake 2 on 10 July 2022. As part of the Venture Award requirements, all Venture Scouts are required to attend a Venturing Foundations Course (VFC). This course facilitates the acquisition of foundational skills to embark on the venture programme and facilitate their learning in acquiring the skills for 21CC leadership.

The Venturing Foundations Course Intake 2 will be conducted by Colugo Scout Group (OPEN) in a day-camp format

Details of the Venturing Foundations Course 2022 are as follows:

Date : 10th July 2022, Sunday
Time : 0830hrs to 1600hrs
Venue : Sands Training Institute Building, Sarimbun Scout Campsite
Registration Interested units may register their Scouts via MSDS’s Youth Programme registration portal:http://intranet.scout.org.sg
Attire : Full Scout Uniform with headgear and bring along PT-kit
Vacancies : 15Pax, priority will be given to Venture Scouts from South Area
Course Fee : S$21.40 including GST
Closing Date : 30 June 2022, Thursday 5:00pm

For any queries, feel free to contact Course Director Mr. Hoo Chuan Yang at hoochuanyang@yahoo.com.sg

Thank you.


VENTURING FOUNDATIONS COURSE – 5TH MARCH 2022

South Area had successfully conducted the Venturing Foundations Course on 5th March 2022 with 68 participants from 9 different units. The course was held online with participants attending different workshops covering items such as Introduction to Venturing, Scout Instructorship, completing a RAMs, and Leadership.



Our support staff who made the course happen



The ventures took part in a planning exercise where they were given a scenario and had to work out in their patrols to come up with a plan on how to react to the scenario. There were many good suggestions and ideas heard from our participants during the sharing stage which were then used for the different scenarios in the second part of the exercise. Our ventures then were given the task to apply what they had learnt to submit a proposal for an activity, carry out the activity, and submit a post activity report and reflection by 10th April 2022.

We hope the Ventures found the course useful and provided them the foundation needed to begin on their journey. We look forward to receiving your activity proposals and hearing what you have learnt as you carried out your planned activity!


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


SOUTH AREA PIONEER AWARD EXPLORATION ASSESSMENT

Dear all,

South Area is pleased to bring you the 2022 South Area Pioneer Award Exploration Assessment. As part of the Pioneer Award requirements, Venture Scouts are to undergo an Exploration Assessment. During the test, they will be challenged both physically and mentally on their resilience and leadership qualities. They will be assessed on their navigation and recording skills.

This is a one-part assessment.

  1. Day Exploration

Please refer to the Annex A for details.

While preference will be given to Venture Scouts from South Area units, Venture Scouts from other areas may still register.

Venture Scouts Leaders are to register their Venture Scouts through the MSDS portal using this http://intranet.scout.org three weeks prior to course commencement date of respective intakes. Late applications will not be accepted.

Should you have any clarifications, please contact Mr Goh Kah Meng, Examiner at

Email: southareaexplorationteam@gmail.com 

Tel: 87932452

We look forward to the Venture Scouts’ active participation.

 

Yours-in-Scouting,

Madhan Elavalahan (Mr.)
Assistant Area Commissioner – South (Programme)

 

Annex A

2022 South Area Pioneer Exploration Assessment (Intake 1)
Details are as follows:

Eligibility: All Venture Scouts (with a valid First Aid Certificate or expired for not more than a year)
Date: 30th April 2022, Saturday
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Reporting venue will be informed during briefing
Attire: Outdoor attire with Nation scarf
Attire: FOC
Maximum Capacity 15 candidates
Closing date for registration 9th April 2022, 1700hrs

2022 South Area Pioneer Exploration Assessment (Intake 2)
Details are as follows:

Eligibility: All Venture Scouts (with a valid First Aid Certificate or expired for not more than a year)
Date: 2nd July 2022, Saturday
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Reporting venue will be informed during briefing
Attire: Outdoor attire with Nation scarf
Attire: FOC
Maximum Capacity 15 candidates
Closing date for registration 11th June 2022, 1700hrs

2022 South Area Pioneer Exploration Assessment (Intake 3)
Details are as follows:

Eligibility: All Venture Scouts (with a valid First Aid Certificate or expired for not more than a year)
Date: 17th December 2022, Saturday
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Reporting venue will be informed during briefing
Attire: Outdoor attire with Nation scarf
Attire: FOC
Maximum Capacity 15 candidates
Closing date for registration 26th November 2022, 1700hrs

Note: All Venture Scouts who are successfully registered for the assessment are to attend a Pre-assessment briefing. Attendance is compulsory. Absence without prior notification and valid reason will result in disqualification.

Pre-assessment briefing will be conducted virtually two weeks prior to course commencement date and details will be sent to the respective Venture Scout Leader of the participants.

Venture Scouts are not required to have companions for the assessment but are encouraged to bring along a maximum of 1 companion. Companions must be either a Venture Scout or a Scout who has obtained at least their Discoverer Award and has a valid First Aid Certificate or expired for not more than a year

Companions are not required to attend the pre-assessment briefing.