Monday, June 15, 2009

Annual Adventure Camp 2009

Time flies. Another adventure camp is over in a flash.

The Boys in 5th Company has once again completed a fun, exciting and tiring adventure camp!
39 Boys attended this camp in all and all of them finished the camp happy(I hope).
This year camp is very different from previous years. Although we did not have the chance to have an outdoor camp at Pulau Ubin, the Boys got the chance to do more activities then previous years.

For first night, hike as usual. Something different abt this year hike is that the location is very near to our hometown Bishan. From Bishan the Boys hike to Toa Payoh, back to Jln Pemimpin, to along Sin Ming ave and all the way to Macritchie then back to Bishan. The Boys managed to complete the hike within 5 hours. No Boys gave up. Well done!!

For 2nd day late morning, the Boys were brought to St. Andrews Cathedral for an event PLAYMAX organised by Singapore Youth For Christ. The Boys were brought around the place, playing games and watching stage performances. Some of the Boys even get to "spar" with each other.

Night came and the night highlight is entitled WHERE IS SHEEEE? Boys were showed the movie quarantine first den followed by game briefing. Boys were tasked to be detectives and solve the murder of a girl(played by Ms Celine Tan) by questioning the suspects: Ex Boyfriend of the girl. her uncle, her step brother, the psychic, her ex boyfriend's father as well as her step mother....idea of the game is to ask smart questions to solve the murder.
Not sure if the Boys really enjoy this game but 1 thing for sure, the Boys had fun "playing" with the suspects.....

Boys were given a chance to have fun at an adventure activity on Sunday. Sec 1s and 2s did abseiling in school while the sec 3s are brought to Kallang for a short session of dragonboating.
Be it abseiling or dragonboating, I'm sure the Boys enjoy themselves tremendously.

The last highlight for the camp is fresh ration cooking followed by a time of skits and games in the air conditioned innovation hub. All platoons were tasked to act a skit. All the platoon came out with interesting skits that sets even the officers laughing.

In conclusion, some Boys says the camp rocks, some say it was fun to the MAX. Whatever it is, 5th coy has once again did it! Well done camp committe.......let me name out all of them.

Game helpers WO Benjamin Lee, WO Nathaniel Chua & WO Chua Yong En

Thanks guys for taking the time off your studies to help out in the games. Really appreciate it. Study hard and all the best for your Os.

Camp Admininstrator SCL Pang Xueyang -

Nice camp booklet done. Thanks for taking the effort to do out such a wonderful and nice camp booklet.

Camp Logisticians SCL Gerald Lee & CLT Jason Lee, SCL Gerard Cheah

Without 3 of you the Boys will have to go hungry. Thanks for arranging all the food and accomodation for the Boys as well as ensuring that the place is kept clean.

Camp CE coordinator CLT Joshua Yeo

thanks for coming out with the camp CE materials as well as organising the worships.

Camp programmers SCL Daryl Wee & CLT Moses

Thanks guys for planning such wonderful games. I'm sure the Boys enjoyed most if not all of the games you guys spent days planning.

Hike Coordinator CLT Nicholas

Thanks for taking time to plan the hike for the Boys. Its not easy planning a hike and we know its tough. Well done!!

Assistant Camp commandant CLT Ong Shi Jie

Its been tough assisting the commandants executing the programes, controlling the Boys as well as the committe. Thanks for doing it well. Well done, keep it up!

Most Importantly

Camp Commandants Mr Jerome Ong & Mr Amrish Ramzeen

Really appreciate you guys for planning such a wonderful and fun camp for the Boys. Alot will be impossible without your time and efforts in planning for the camp. I'm sure the Boys agree with me that this is one of the most wonderful camps they ever went to. Thanks Jerome and Amrish. Keep up the good work!!

Lastly just wanna thank all Boys, NCOs, primers and officers for making the camp possible. Lets continue to keep the 5th coy flag up high!!

God bless all of you.

Annual Adventure Camp 2009

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Drill 2 Test

Attention all Drill Stage 2 takers.

Pls take note that the following will be covered in the theory test this Saturday as per the drill manual.

1. Direct and indirect results of drill
2. Rules of compliment
3. Drill Definitions & Drill theory

- Definition of Alignment, Pivot Man and File.
- 2 Fundamental Foundations of Drill
- Ways in which a Squad may move.

4. The word of Command

- 3 Parts of a command and example of each part
- Be able to write out the commands in malay in consecutive order.

Here are some examples. You gotta do some visualisation.

From Original Fall in position, in consecutive orders

Face original left - Bergerak Ka-Kiri Ber-tiga tiga, Ka-kiri Pu - SING
Face original back(need to do a left turn) - Sekuad akan mengahadap ka-belakang, Ka-kiri Pu - SING
Face original right(need to do a left turn) - Sekuad akan Bergerak ka-kiri, ka-kiri Pu - SING
Face original left(need to do an about turn) - Bergerak Ka-Kiri Ber-tiga tiga, Ka-belakang

In summary,

when you are facing original front(squad in line) and you need to face left or right to change formation to squad in threes, use Bergerak ka - kanan/Kiri Bertiga tiga(turning in threes)

when you are facing original back(squad in line) and you need to face left or right to change formation to squad in threes, use Sekuad akan Bergerak ka - kanan/Kiri

From original back to original front - Use Sekuad akan menghadap ka-hadapan
From original front to original back - Use Sekuad akan menghadap ka-belakang

From Original left/right(squad in threes) and you need to do an about turn, use Bergerak ka-kanan/kiri Ber-tiga tiga

If you need to face front, use sekuad akan mengadap ka-hadapan(front)
If you need to face to original back, use sekuad akan mengadap ka-belakang(back)

That should be all you need to know for Drill Stage 2.

All the best for your tests.

CRO 060609


Date : Saturday, 6th June 2009

Time : 0845-1245hrs

Venue : Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School

Attire : Mufti with Shoes

Duty Personnel:

Duty Officer : OCT Amrish Ramzeen

Company Orderly Sergeant : SGT Matthew Lu

Duty Squad / NCO : Squad 4

Time Programme Venue

0830 Roll Call Parade Square
0900 Worship and Word Church
1000 Adventure Lesson 1 and 2 Classroom
1130 Recreation Parade Square
1230 Dismissal Parade Square


1. All Boys are to take note that the date of our Annual Adventure Camp is 12 - 15th June 2009. Do inform your parents on the dates to avoid any clashes with your family plans.

2. All Drill Stage 2 Boys, please take note there will be a theory test after parade.

3. All LDC 2 participants please submit your consent form and money.

4. All First Aid stage 1 and 2 takers, please take note there will be theory exam during June Adventure Camp.