6/03/2014

PINEWOOD DERBY 2014 was held

SAJ KANTO AREA PINEWOOD DERBY 2014


SAJ KANTO AREA PINEWOOD DERBY 2014 (“PINEWOOD DERBY 2014”) was held on May 17, Saturday, at the John O. Arne Elementary School in Sagamihara Housing Area.

This PINEWOOD DERBY 2014 is a final race for BSA groups from the Asia East District of Far East Council and SAJ groups from Saitama, Tokyo and Kanagawa Councils.  Including the scouts who have qualified for this final race from their local race, there were over 400 people attended this big event. 


Flag ceremony of US-style by the representative

The pinewood cars which were made by scouts and won their local races are registered for each group class and a car number was assigned.

Cars that have passed through the qualifying

All cars raced in turn each four lanes. The time was taken for each car by computer and its result was displayed on a wall screen immediately.  Scouts watched the race with excitement and cheered. 

 
Scouts were engrossed in the races to compete
one-hundredth of a second

Top three for each group class won the award and received trophies and certificates.  


Smiles of scouts are great

Along with pinewood derby, there were also the corners of experiencing Japanese Tradition by Japanese leaders.  


Traditional ORIGAMI and
making Japanese KABUTO (Helmet), et al

 The scouts have spent a pleasant and great day of racing and meeting with scouts from other groups and experiencing different cultures.

Scouts who have enjoyed this Pinewood Derby are hoped to challenge again in next year. 


           SAJ : Scout Association of Japan
           BSA : Boy Scouts of America

5/30/2014

Happy Rover Scout Project - Happy in Wakayama !

Rovers gathered together all over the Japan have created this promotional video.  More details and news are posted at the Happy Rover Project of Facebook page.

Happy Rover Project of Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/happyroverscout

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(re-posting of original message)

We,Japanese Rovers made this HAPPY video!
We have produced it,made it,directed it!!

Lets Make A Movement!
We want you to share it and make HAPPY video like this by yourself and with Your Scouts!!!

Please Like our page and follow us!
We let you know how to make it and send us!!

Thank you for watching our HAPPY video!
We are HAPPY!!!!


3/17/2014

Pinewood Derby

First Challenge

Yokohama Nanoh district of Kanagawa Council, Japan held the Pinewood Derby race at the Beaver and Cub Scout Rally of district on March 9, 2014.

This Pinewood Derby was started by Cubs of California, U.S.A., in 1957.  Hand made cars by scouts have competed the speed and design.

This is our first time challenge of Pinewood Derby, but hoping this event will bring an opportunity to hold a competition race with other districts and exchange of friendship, especially with the U.S. scouts in Japan (Boy Scouts of America –Asia East District). 


2/22/2014

Celebrating Founder’s Day



February 22nd, the World is celebrating the Founder’s Day.

Yokohama 87 group had this celebration.  Life of Lord Baden Powell (B-P) was introduced from Scout patrol, followed by video of his voice and last message.

The challenge of day was to dress up the leaders as look like B-P using materials in hand such as old newspaper, carten board, calendar and posters, rope, etc. Three teams of scouts – Beavers, Cubs and Scouts – created dress up stuff by checking those photos and pictures of B-P by collaborating together.






1/24/2014

Greetings from Yokohama Group 87

Season's Greetings 
from Yokohama Group 87
 to the Scout Friends in the World !! 

MOCHITSUKI is a very traditional activity we have as a new year event.
Scouts are pounding steamed rice with a mallet.

There are also a fun game such as FUKUWARAI.


FUKUWARAI is one of the Japanese traditional games people play on New Year day.  It is a puzzle of a human face, and a player has to do the puzzle wearing a blindfold.  Since players cannot see which part of the face is on the piece of the puzzle, the face made up by the player is usually quite unique like having a nose above eyes.  People enjoy playing this game.

more details at the Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fukuwarai



12/20/2013

Greeting from Yokohama 87 Group

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

We would like to extend our warm wishes for the upcoming holiday season and wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.


from Yokohama 87