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Monday, October 13, 2008


For the whole month of October, the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) will be celebrating Scouting Month. Several activities are slated in conjunction with the celebration which is themed ‘Kabataan para sa kalikasan, kagalingan para sa kinabukasan.”

On October 13, 2008 at the government employees flag-raising ceremony at the Rizal Triangle Multi-Purpose Center, Mayor James ‘Bong’ Gordon Jr. cited the importance of scouting and its role in society. Mayor Gordon is also the Chairman of the BSP James L. Gordon Sr. Council.

“We are observing the scouting month, a 101 year-old organization with more than a thousand national organizations all over the world,” said Mayor Gordon. “Scouting became part of our history for 72 years and in Olongapo and Zambales alone, it has been more than 35 since the US Navy and the Methodist introduced scouting to our youth.”

It has also been thirty four years since the local BSP council has been renamed in honor of James L. Gordon Sr.

“Through the years, scouting has been part of a training program to promote responsible citizenship and leadership,” Mayor Gordon added.

On October 12, 2008 the BSP held a clean-up drive at Halfmoon Beach, Barretto.

A worldwide Jamboree, called “Jamboree on the Air” will be held where scouts from different countries will meet and chat through the use of modern technology such as radio and the internet.

A Council Jamboree will also be held from November 6 until November 9, 2008 where over a thousand local boy scouts will participate.

For more information about the scouting month, contact the BSP Council office at East Tapinac Elementary School.


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