OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental, Oct. 21 (PIA) – Some 6,000 Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) delegates joined the 8th Western Mindanao Regional Scout Jamboree hosted by the Oroquieta City Government on October 18-20, 2013.
Held at the BSP Camp in Punta Blanca, Barangay Mobod and the Misamis Occidental Provincial Athletic Complex (MOPAC), the activity was attended by Scout Masters and Boy Scouts, aged 12-17 years old, from the different BSP Councils of Western Mindanao.
Particularly, the BSP council came from the provinces of Misamis Occidental, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi and the cities of Cotabato and Zamboanga.
The Jamboree was also part of the month-long activity of the City Fiesta of Oroquieta City celebrated in October, said Mayor Jason P. Almonte, who was elected to the BSP Provincial Executive Board, last year.
Meanwhile, Atty. Jorge T. Almonte, Chairperson of the BSP-Misamis Occidental Council said Scouting has been promoted in the schools of the province, as it helps to develop the virtue of leadership and provide a venue for good training, among the young boys.
On the other hand, a three-day Basic Training Course (BTC) for Untrained Troop/Kawan and Outfit Secondary Teachers was held at Don Victoriano Central School in Don Victoriano town, recently.
The BTC was held in consonance with Department of Education (DepEd) Order No. 76, s. 2012 entitled: “Guidelines on Revitalizing Boy Scouting in Schools Nationwide,” specifically on Strengthening Quality Scouting Program, Dr. Jonathan S. Dela Pe?a, Schools Division Superintendent of DepEd, Division of Misamis Occidental, said.
A service credit of two (2) days were given to Scout Leaders and Outfit Advisers of public schools from the Districts of Bonifacio East and West and Don Victoriano, who attended the training, Dela Pe?a also said. (RCA/PIA10-Misamis Occidental)