On Saturday, more than one hundred boys competed in the Boys' Brigade Adventure Quest at Pasir Ris.
While the race typically tested the boys’ outdoor skills such as orienteering and tent pitching in the past years, this year’s partnership with ActiveSG meant that sports stations and activities were implemented too.
More than one hundred boys competed in the Boys' Brigade Adventure Quest at Pasir Ris. Photo: Sport Singapore
The flag-off and midpoint of the race was at Pasir Ris Sports Centre, where ActiveSG set up various stations for sports such as floorball, tennis, athletics and fundamental movement skills, basketball, and even chap teh.
The activities included a cross-hop mat where participants had to jump according to a pattern given to them, and this cross-hop mat had the objective of introducing fundamental movement skills to them.
“As athletics is the foundation for all sports, we hope that this station can introduce to them something very fundamental and essential for them to build their skills to compete and play in other sports,” said Sherman Wee, Assistant Centre Manager at Pasir Ris Sports Centre.
The Boys' Brigade in Singapore says that this partnership with ActiveSG falls in line very fittingly with their own objectives to get their young members to lead a more active lifestyle.
“Part of the reason we are having an adventure race is also to encourage boys to get out there and become active, and get a little bit more physical,” said Desmond Koh, Executive Director of The Boys' Brigade in Singapore.
ActiveSG set up various stations for sports such as floorball (above), tennis, athletics and fundamental movement skills, basketball, and even chap teh. Photo: Sport Singapore
“As you can see… we’ve got them setting up some stations which are of course more sporting in nature, like floorball, tennis and basketball.
“I believe not every boy would have been given the opportunity to try some of these activities, so at least during the course of this race they get to try some of this.
“And at the same time, we achieve our objective of getting them to be a little more active and a little more outdoorsy.”