Regional Scout Officials support the first BSP ‘Basic Training Course’ in San Juan City
Scouter Eusebio L. Mole, OIC-Regional Director and Scouter Antonio Florence graced the three-day Basic Training Course of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines held at Pinaglabanan Elementary School ground, San Juan City last July 27-29, 2018. The training was intended to equip elementary school teachers to acquire basic skills in scouting and handling scout units in their respective schools.
The said event marked the very first ‘basic training course’ attended by 54 teachers from the different elementary schools held in San Juan City with the help of the Local Government Unit headed by the ever supportive Mayor of San Juan City, Guia G. Gomez who is a full blooded scout herself.
“Nawa’y ang training na ito ang magpapalakas ng disiplina, not only the talent and values formation, ng mga boy scouts dito sa San Juan sa pamamagitan ng malaking suporta galing sa private at public schools,” Dr. Joel T. Torrecampo, WBH-LOA and Officer-in-Charge of the Office of the Schools Division Superintendent said in his welcome message.
“Naniniwala ako sa pangunguna ng local government at ng ating Mayor Guia G. Gomez, magpapatuloy ito sa tulong na rin ng mga kapitan ng barangay na sasama din sa boy scouts sa pamumuno ng butihing konsehal, Vincent Rainier Pacheco na siyang Chairman ng San Juan City Scouting Committee,” he also added.
“This is a prelude to a requirement for you to attend the wood badge course,” NCR Director Eusebio L. Mole, OIC-Regional Director of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines said to the participants. “I am very happy that two to three years from now, San Juan City will continue to help the scouting movement and to seek separation from the mother council, the Metro Manila East Council comprising of Marikina and San Juan scouting committee.”
“By next year, San Juan, as an associate council, must have strong trainers by having identity of training team to continue a series of trainings for the teachers. Someday there will be more or less 15 councils all over Metro Manila” he added.
Truly, the future of Scouting in San Juan City will push even more to strengthen its youth program, adult leader training and management, putting itself more and more at the service of society and also more visibly so, its relevance and profile will also become increasingly sustained.
Article written by:
Mr. Domingo Bruno (San Juan National High School)