Grade 3 KAB
Scouts Hold KABsulong
Ellen Rana-Sudario, GS Student Activity Program
Posted Tuesday, 16-Nov-2004 2:51 PM
"A KAB Scout Camp is a camp provided by adult scouts for boy scouts to
enjoy themselves, have small tasks, and accomplish a set of minimum responsibility."
With this in mind, the Grade 3 Kawan Leaders organized a Day Camp last
October 23, 2004, Saturday which they called, "KABsulong". Around 250
KAB scouts attended this whole day activity.
Many students arrived as early as 7:30 wearing their complete KAB Scout
uniform. They were excited to know what was in store for them on that
day. At 8:00 am, the boys went to their classrooms for the registration.
They were welcomed by their Kawan Leaders. Their adult leader discussed
with them the Camp Rules that will be observed for the duration of the
day. Afterwards, they spent the remaining time to practice their class
yell and cheer.
The boys assembled at the GS quadrangle at around 8:30 am. Just like in
a regular Scouting club meeting, the program started with a short prayer,
singing of the national anthem, and the recitation of the KAB Scout Promise
and KAB Scout Law. As the GS Student Activity Coordinator, I gave the
welcome remarks and asked each section to present their scout yell and
cheer. It was immediately followed by the singing of the song "Scouting
ang Sandigan" by the participants. The Kawan leaders themselves led everyone
in the singing.
After the formal opening of the camp, the boys were divided into color
groups for their base method activities. The "Dilawan" group was asked
to proceed to the kiosk where they experienced preparing their calamansi
juice and cooking "turon". The "Bughawan" group on the other hand, stayed
at the GS dining hall where they made their kite. They also had the chance
to fly it afterwards. The "Pulahan" group stayed in the quadrangle where
they played the "Igiban Game" also known as the water relay while the
"Luntian" group proceeded to the Grade 1 corridor where they learned basic
knot-tying. After finishing one base, all the color groups were instructed
to proceed to their next base until they finished all four activities.
In the afternoon, all base activities were conducted at the football field.
Base 1 was the "Monkey Bridge" where the boys wore knee-pads and elbow
pads as they hopped over several lines of plastic straw, crawled to the
ground and crossed a bridge made of rope. Base 2 was the "Pagulong" game
where each group was given a colored tricycle tire to roll towards the
finish line and back to the starting line. Base 3 was "Tent-pitching"
where the scouts worked together to build their tent under time pressure.
They had to cooperate and work fast together to finish this task. Once
they had put up their tents, they all had to stay inside it, otherwise
they’ll get wet as their Kawan Leader put out the water hose to start
a make-believe rain. Lastly, Base 4 was the game "Kadang-kadang" or the
caterpillar relay where each group needed to synchronize their steps in
order for them to move together and reach the finish line.
All base activities ended at 3:30 pm. Awarding ceremony immediately followed.
Color groups that showed outstanding performance during the base activities
in terms of cooperation, discipline and participation were given ribbons
or medals. These medals were stapled on their color group flags which
they were very proud to show off. The activity ended with the distribution
of the Scouting Yoyo and the KABsulong Patch. All the participants were
promoted to the Growing Usa Rank.
Indeed, the KABsulong Day Camp provided an answer for our Grade 3 boys’
extra energy. The experience gave them an opportunity to work and play
together. It was a happy and wonderful experience for the KAB Scouts.
The Grade 3 Kawan Leaders were successful in developing a happy spirit
in the Kawan. Congratulations!!!
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