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Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Over eight hundred (800) Scouts, Scouters and Volunteers participated in the 2008 Council Eco-Jamborette in Halfmoon Beach Olongapo on November 6-9, 2008.

The Eco-Jamborette was themed “Kabataan para sa Kalikasan, Kagalingan Para sa Kinabukasan” with an International Theme of “Scouts: Creating a Better World”. Delegates came from the different private and public schools of Olongapo City.

The James L. Gordon Council of the Boy Scouts in Olongapo led the occasion. At present, Mayor James “Bong” Gordon, Jr. is the Council Chairman and Councilor Edwin Piano as 2nd Vice Chairman who led the Activity Orientation and Guidelines for scouters. Mario Esquillo on the other hand is the Council Scout Executive and Dr. Ligaya Monato as Council Scout Commissioner.

Before the 4-day event, the Council has formulated plans and prepared programs to ensure cleanliness and peace and order in the campsite. Various private and public agencies of Olongapo City like ESMO, DMO, DepEd, PNRC, LCDO, including principals of participating schools and the Parents, Teachers and Community Association joined forces to make the activity a success.

A working committee was formed to make sure that water system, electricity and the physical arrangements in the campsite are organized during the 4-day jamborette.

As Chairman of the Council, Mayor Gordon gave a message in the opening ceremony, saying that “occasions like this is a good training for the Boy Scouts, it prepares them to be responsible citizens in all aspects of life.” He also reiterated that the Jamborette is beneficial to the city’s Tourism Industry.

The Scouters gained new experiences which include lessons on Basic Water Safety Training, Knot Tying, Emergency Preparedness, Life Skills Training and Science and Technology Training, Safety and Humanitarian Skills Training.

Mayor James ‘Bong’ Gordon Jr. during the Boy Scouts Eco-Jamboree held at Halfmoon Beach on November 6-9, 2008.

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