Ms Dawn Lim Sing Liean (I/C)
Ms Lu Yueh Ju (2 I/C)
Ms Caroline Murty
Ms Nasyitah Abu Bakar
“Our way is clear as we march on and see our flag on high” so says the first two lines of our World song. Indeed 2016 had been a very busy year for the unit as we participated actively in our Guides five-point programme each week as well as HQ organised events throughout the year. We were elated to receive the Puan Noor Aishah Gold Award for the unit for work done in 2015 at the Thinking Day celebrations in February.
We warmly welcomed our 10 new Secondary Ones in January and proceeded to prepare them for their enrolment at the Guides Camp in March. All Secondary Two Guides attained their smoke-free ambassador badges. They were also responsible in conducting a morning assembly talk to spread awareness about embracing a smoke –free life. To this end, about 200 pledges were successfully collected from the students. In an effort to train girls to accept themselves and others, all Secondary 1, 2 and 3 Guides have been trained in “Free Being Me” badge. We are happy to announce that the girls put in good team effort during the South Division Day and Playoff competitions and walked away with 2 golds, 2 silvers and 2 bronzes.
In line with new HQ requirements, Bendemeer guides built a kitchen shelter for cooking during the unit’s annual camp at Camp Christine in March. The Guides slept under tents and learnt more camp craft during their camp. We supported the campfire event at Queensway Secondary School. Our Guides had the opportunity to render their services by setting up a photo booth with the help of Mr Ng Wee Ngee for the fund-raising gala dinner at Fullerton Bay Hotel on 30 March. Prior to the event, Mr Ng had trained a few of the girls on the mechanics of photo taking and they, in turn, taught other Guides. Courses on making soap and candle were eagerly taken up by the Guides. Bendemeer Guides were kept engaged doing up DIY soaps and marbled greeting cards with motivational slogans for teachers and staff for Teachers’ Day. All in all, Bendemeer Guides were kept engaged learning new skills and in the process, were able to bond with one another.
We thank all Guides for their hard work and positivism this year. On a final note, we look forward to the next big thing – celebrating 100 years in Guiding in 2017. It will be a year of meaningful activities for all!