This article is part of the Undisrupted series, a series of articles detailing our troop's response to the current COVID-19 situation, allowing training to continue even when physical CCA sessions have been postponed showing that our troop is truly prepared and unwavered even in the face of the pandemic.
By Lucas Loh
Above: Some products of the Knots Chart Project from scouts.
For the past 4 weeks, the Ventures have ensured continued training of the Scouts as the COVID situation brews on, covering many areas including First Aid, Knots, Orienteering, and Static Fitness, with many more modules coming up on Camp Development, Astronomy, Terrain and Climate, and Cooking, to name a few.
These resources are being amassed and created each week, growing our Digital QM of knowledge faster than ever. These resources will continue to stay and be put to use even after the COVID-19 situation subsides, ensuring an elite standard of training for years to come.
Through these past weeks, the scouts have trained many of their skills in novel and engaging ways, such as Floorplan sketching as a replacement for map sketching, as well as covered approximately half of the CHSG First Aid syllabus.
The scouts have also been highly self-directed and self-disciplined in their own training, such as in the Knots Chart Project, where scouts learn and document 4 new knots every Jihe, under the successful leadership of the PLC.
Many of the modules have also been designed to not only ensure the weaker scouts are able to keep up, but also ensure that the stronger scouts are not held back. Some modules are even structured to scaffold a scout's pursuit of badges, such as the Climate modules for the Meteorology Badge, the Astronomy Module for the Astronomer's Badge to name a few.
The leadership of the PLC has also been put to the test as they coordinate and manage their own patrol members' learning, as they lead their patrol to score the most points, at the same time elevating the skill level of the whole troop and putting the troop at the top.
Many scouts have also outdone themselves in striving to do their best for their patrol and put the troop at the top.
For our Pushup Fitness Challenge, the top 3 scouts for the number of unassisted situps in 1 minute are: AUDRIC TT TAN TENG HAN (RHINO SEC 3): 50
FANG XUHUI (TIGER SEC 2): 45
LOW SHAO JIE, JOSHUA (TIGER PATROL LEADER): 41
For our First Aid Quizzes, uploaded on Student Learning Space, our top three scorers for Chapter 4: CIRCULATORY SYSTEM AND DISORDERS are:
GARETH TAN JUN REN (RHINO SEC 1): 35/36
YUOH ZHI YONG ELIOTT (EAGLE SEC 1): 29/36
LI YIFAN (DOLPHIN SEC 1): 29/36
Our top six scorers for Chapter 5: SHOCKS are:
SEAH ZHANG QI (SENIOR PATROL LEADER): 15/16 CHIA QI XING (COBRA PATROL LEADER): 14/16 NG CHEN FONG (COBRA SEC 3): 14/16 LAW JIA JUN (RHINO APL): 14/16 KAISER KOH JUIN HONG (WOLF PATROL LEADER): 14/16 ONG SHENG YANG DANIEL (SHARK PATROL LEADER): 14/16