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BSP San Juan City Associate Council Ushers Division Crew Leaders’ Training Course

Pursuant to DepEd Order No. 49, s. of 2009 on Revitalizing Boy Scouting in Schools, the Boy Scouts of the Philippines is intensifying its membership campaign for senior scouting program. In view of the significance and valuable contributions of scouting in the holistic development of every learner, the San Juan City Associate Council headed by Scout Executive Scouter Rommel E. Manal, ALT, BMC through the guidance and support of the Schools Division Superintendent, Scout Commissioner, Dr. Margarito B. Materum, conducted its first ever Division Crew Leaders’ Training Course.

Senior Scout CLTC batch 23-102 together with their trainers and staff

The Crew Leaders’ Training Course (CLTC) batch 23-102 was held at Pinaglabanan Elementary School last October 20-23, 2023 with the theme, “Sustaining Growth”. This course was participated by three (3) supporting secondary institutions of the division of San Juan, twenty-nine (29) participants from San Juan National High School, twenty-three (23) participants from San Juan City Science High School, and fourteen (14) participants from San Jan Academic Senior High School with the total of 66 participants. It was composed of eight crew with eight to nine members per crew.

During the opening program and presentation of participants for CLTC

CLTC served as a training course for scouts who participated to know how a crew leader acts and thinks to attain good leadership skills so they can serve and become agents of change in their respective schools and communities. The course demonstrated the typical Senior Scout activities and the need for intelligent coordination of effort through five (5) different base methods: emergency transport and rescue, advanced knot tying and lashing, bandaging, compass reading and finding direction, and urban and outdoor trail signs. The training also emphasized the necessity of discipline, smartness, and good order. The participants learned the techniques of “learning through doing” by the immediate application of scouting skills acquired. It also gave the scouts the experience of leadership and practical ways toward the opportunities for leadership in scouting.

CLTC participants engaging in different base method in scouting

Lastly, the graduates of San Juan City Associates Council CLTC batch 23-102 were held on October 22, 2023 at Pinaglabanan Elementary School Gym, San Juan City. Together with the three (3) supporting secondary institutions, San Juan National High School, San Juan City Science High School, and San Juan City Academic Senior High School, there were a total of 66 senior scouts who completed the self-nurturing and team-building training. The organizers and the participants would like to thank the very supportive City Mayor, Honorable Francis Javier M. Zamora for his unwavering support for the success of this training course. Furthermore, the participants would also like to express gratitude for the following: Division Scout Coordinator Dr. Leonardo P. Dagum Jr., Scout Course Coordinator Sctr. Luis S. A. Munsayac ALT, Course Leader Sctr. Domingo C. Bruno, WBH/CML, Asst. Course Leader for Admin Sctr. Charmlin Dayao WBH/OA, Asst. Course Leader for Program Sctr. Catalino A. Camayra WBH/OA, Course Scribe Sctr. Stephanie Dela Cruz WBH/OA, Senior Crew Leader Sctr. Melchor M. Odi WBH/OA, Counselor Discussant Sctr. Nazareno Bautista WBH/OA, Sctr. Florante M. Serrano WBH/CML, Sctr. Albert Aquino WBH/OA, Training Team and Staff, Guest, and Resource Speakers, without which could not have accomplished the mandated mission and spirit of scouting.

Article Written by:

Melchor M. Odi

Teacher III - San Juan City Science High School


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