Camps nurture scouts’ self-discipline, patriotism and resiliency

Amidst the rain, the more than 600 campers at the Boy Scouts of the Philippines Council Jamboree  trooped at the camping field of Brgy. Central in Tarragona town during its opening ceremony last Oct. 7, 2015.

Amidst the rain, the more than 600 campers at the Boy Scouts of the Philippines Council Jamboree trooped at the camping field of Brgy. Central in Tarragona town during its opening ceremony last Oct. 7, 2015.

DAVAO ORIENTAL – Hundreds of young scouts have camped for another season of fun and excitement while nurturing self-discipline, patriotism and resiliency.

Simultaneously opened last October 7, 2015, the Boy Scout of the Philippines Provincial Council Jamboree held at Tarragona, Davao Oriental registered 655 boy campers while the Girl Scout Provincial Encampment held in Dahican, City of Mati housed almost 900 young girls from all over the province. The camps are expected to end on October 12, 2015.

Gracing the events as guest speaker, Governor Corazon N. Malanyaon lauded all the hosts in making these events as perfect venues to instill in the young scouts’ minds the values of leadership, character, achievement, community service and environmental stewardship.

She also described jamborees and encampments as good training grounds in educating the youth to become responsible leaders and ultimately contribute to nation-building.

Malanyaon lauded the initiative of the Boy Scout and Girl Scout of the Philippines for being undeniably one of the most prestigious among the nation’s largest service organization for the Filipino Youth.

“Over the years, the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of the Philippines has made numerous accomplishments as an organization, in instilling God-centered and youth-oriented values to our young boys and girls in its mission of molding our country’s future leaders,” she said.

She expressed also her happiness upon observing the BSP and GSP have become growing movements which expanded also to every corner of the country committed to develop more morally-straight, disciplined, concerned and self-reliant citizens.

“The role that these organizations play, especially in empowering the youth and developing communities, has become more crucial in these present times,” Malanyaon said.

She also considers youth as best assets but also the most vulnerable to the threats that exist in current environment.

“We have witnessed them as victims of drugs, criminalities, sexual molestations, human trafficking, among others,” she described those as the ills of society that curtail the promising future and lives of the young people and with the future of the country.

“I know that you are one with me in our strong belief that the destiny of our nation lies in the quality of life of our youth, considering that eventually the rein of leading this country and making it a better place to live in, will be in their hands,” Malanyaon urged the people to reverse this downtrend to see a better Philippines.

In the advent of climate change and occurrence of natural disasters, Malanyaon said that training the youth to become prepared and resilient is one sure way that other sector can help them survive through adversities and enable them to offer help to others.

She said that there is really a need to guide and nurture the youth, develop their mental capacities, hone their skills and abilities, cultivate their sense of justice, concern for people and environment, and enhance their moral and spiritual foundation.

“The way to transformation is indeed a great responsibility and should be done sustainably,” she urged collective efforts from all segments of society – families and individuals, religious groups, academe, government sector, private organizations, civil societies and others. By Van Jorain O. Rufin/ Photo by Eden Jhan Licayan

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