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Project Reminiscence: A Venture Scouts Service Project

Lin Chuanyu (23J08)

As part of their Venture Scouts Service Project, River Valley Venture Scouts planned and executed ‘Project Reminiscence’ a self-initiated project in collaboration with SAGE Counselling Centre and Thye Hua Kwan Moral Society. 

Over two days on 29th May and 1st June 2023, over 80 seniors enjoyed an eventful and joyous morning at the National Orchid Garden (situated within the National Botanic Gardens), mesmerised by the captivating beauty the garden had to offer while interacting with student befrienders comprising Scouts from our school and Swiss Cottage Secondary School, as well as other RV student volunteers.

Group Picture together with SAGE outside Botanic gardens

‘Project Reminiscence’ aimed to be an age-inclusive programme that provides seniors with the opportunity to share their stories and experiences. 

Additionally, it sought to encourage inter-generational bonding through exploring Singapore’s rich cultural heritage together. The event evoked many fond memories and nostalgia for both seniors and students alike. 

Braving the weather together with umbrellas

It was interesting and insightful for our students and Scouts to better understand how Singapore’s parks and gardens played a role in the lives of the elderly.

A tour of Burkina Hill under shelter from the rain

Kudos to our Venture Scouts and volunteer befrienders for the initiative and hard work in their community engagement efforts!

A collective picture of all participants outside Burkina Hill


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