I am Jing Yao from Maris Stella High School. From Punggol Green Primary School (where I started scouting), I created this website in hopes of sharing my scouting journey to everyone, and blogging about my personal experience. I aspire to continue my scouting journey and be the best that I can be.

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Overview of my scouting journey:

  1. Cub Scouts (2020-2022)

I was honoured to serve Punggol Green Marlin Cub Scouts as a Senior Sixer, together with Zelda Chia. We had the opportunity to plan different events and help make the unit a better place for everyone to learn and enjoy scouting. One of the more memorable parts of being a senior sixer is having the opportunity to share and influence other people. For example, I used my website-making skills and shared them with my juniors, and conducted sessions to teach my juniors how they can create their own website to consolidate their proficiency badges.

Apart from that, being able to participate in the National Day celebration in school was also a very meaningful experience for me. I was able to take part in the flag-bearing segment of the national day event, and through the preparations for it, I felt accomplished that I could represent my school in this.

During my three years in Cub Scouts, I managed to get the Akela Award (the highest achievement one can get from Cub Scouts), after vigorous preparation and going through an interview process. On top of that, I was also awarded the Chief Commissioner’s Award.

My Cub Scout journey was a very fruitful and eventful one, that shaped the way I am today. I chose to continue pursuing my scouting journey and decided to use Direct-School Admission (DSA) using Scouts. After selecting Edgefield Secondary School, Holy Innocents Secondary School and Maris Stella High School for DSA, I received my acceptance letter to all three of these schools.

I chose Maris Stella High School as my secondary school. From then, my scouting journey continued in the Phantom Scouts unit.

To learn more about my primary school journey, do read more on the “Journey to Being a Senior Sixer” blog series where I covered most of my experiences in Cub Scouts.

To learn more about my DSA experiences, go to this post.

2. Phantom Scouts (2023-2026)

As a member of the Phantom Scouts, I have taken part in many scouting activities. One of the more memorable ones was when I took part in the Dexufto camp, the signature camp of my unit, where I embarked on a tough – but meaningful journey of scouting activities.

To develop a greater cross-cultural understanding, I have taken part in international events, like the Malacca Trip back in December 2023.

I am grateful to be able to take part in many once in a lifetime events like these, and would continue to strive as a member of Phantom Scouts.

Other Achievements

Apart from Scouts, I take stride in other areas. Here are some of the achievements I attained throughout the years, aside from Scouting.

  1. Leadership Awards
  • Eagles Award (2021)

I was given the Eagles award, an award presented to people of different schools. Details of the award are as follows:

Taken from the MOE website
  • Confident Leader Award (2022)

Since primary school, I have demonstrated my leadership skills as a Class Monitor and CCA Leader, where I learnt different important skills (e.g, communication skills).

  • PGPS All Rounder Award (2022)

Together with Sallie, my head prefect, I had the honour of being one of the 2 students who received the PGPS All Rounder Award, that affirms individuals who not only does well in their studies, but also demonstrates the school values at a proficient level.

It is a testament on how much I have learnt from my primary school. I may not be the brightest student (especially compared to someone like my head prefect), but I have managed to attain different skills from my school that would eventually take me further in life.

  • ECHA Award (2023)

Every school, up to 2% of their students would receive this award aimed to affirm people who demonstrated good character. Below is the information I pulled from the MOE website.

Taken from the MOE website

2. Chinese Drama





It has been a joy being able to take part in such drama performances. We have developed a strong bond together with our members, and look forward to our future performances.

Together with the members, we learnt many invaluable skills. Apart from drama skills, we had to have the right mindset and mentality. It was always great knowing I had my friends with me in this journey.

As the Chinese saying goes, 台上一分钟,台下十年功.