Olongapo SubicBay BatangGapo Newscenter

Monday, June 01, 2009


In response to the call of Mayor James “Bong” Gordon, Jr. to expand the membership of the scouting movement in Olongapo City, the local council has set a target of 10,000 new recruits annually.

“Palakihin at paramihin ang Boy Scouts sa Olongapo,” said Mayor James Gordon, Jr., chair ng Kames L. Gordon, Sr. Council.

In line with this, the James L. Gordon Council is gearing up for the opening of classes to conduct a series of scouting activities intended to attract more members.

In an interview with Angelie Salinel, field officer of the BSP James L. Gordon, Sr. Council, over Subic Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) dwGO AM radio, she said that every year, the council’s goal is to recruit 10,000 members with the support of all the sectors including local DepEd and the LGU from the city level down to the barangay.

“Scouting is an effective character building institution. Scouts may learn to live life through the process called learning by doing,” Salinel added.

“In the Philippines, BSP is subdivided into 10 Regions covering Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. To date, there are a total of 110 local councils. Council refers to a scouting committee covering one or more City and province. Olongapo City belongs to the Central Luzon region and its scouting council has been named in honor of the patriarch of Olongapo City James L. Gordon, Sr. by virtue of LCEB Resolution. No. 001 Series of 1984,” she added.

To further enhance the membership of the scouting movement, the Olongapo City Council has prepared promotional activities to encourage Adult Membership support and strengthen efforts to promote scouting with a more aggressive approach to penetrate the local community.

Interested individuals may register as Sponsor- support as an adult member and/or provide financial assistance for the council’s operation and Volunteer as member and serve in the Local Board as Committee Member, etc.


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