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PIA Press Release
2008/08/13

BSP Davao Oriental Council strengthens membership drive

By Neela Guallo

City of Mati (13 August) -- In the real spirit of scouting, trained to be always prepared to fulfill it's task of saving lives, the Boy Scout of the Philippines-Dvo Or Council is strengthening it's membership drive, luring everyone to experience the exciting world of scouting.

With almost 11 thousand members last year, BSP Dvo Oriental Council is now determined to make a remarkable addition to it's family this year.

"We are working on it and this is attainable with the city government's subsidy to the miscellaneous expenses of elementary students that include the BSP fee. We want children to be aware of even simple responsibilities to prepare them to the real world which they will face in due time," said Mr. Rolando Valles, Council Scout Executive.

The Council is also bent in giving the members a full grasp to the kind of task that the Boy Scout is entrusted with, through it's basic training course.

"We do have a schedule for the basic training course, particularly in the barangays of the City of Mati," he added.

One is scheduled in Dawan Central Elementary School, this city on August 15-17, 2008, with 80 expected participants.

Participants include Kawan leaders, Troop leaders, and Outfit Advisors.

In the basic training course, scout members are taught on how to tie a knot and tied knot unleashing, taught about bandaging, among others.

In May this year, BSP National President and Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay visited the City of Mati for the re-enactment of the Makati City-City of Mati sisterhood pact signing, and to meet the officers of the BSO Council in the province.

Binay expressed willingness to help the Council, particularly in the rehabilitation of the BSP Office.

But he advised the Council to have the lot where the office stands donated to the Council to the Council to push through with the plan.

Being a government owned property, Gov. Corazon Malanyaon did not hesitate in donating the lot to the Council.

The major scouting personalities in the province of Davao Oriental are composed of Provincial Chair and City of Mati Councilor Niņo Uy, Council Commissioners Supt. Reynaldo Guillena, City of Mati Schools Division Supt.and Davao Oriental Schools Division Supt. Antonio Piguerra, with Council Scout Executive Rolando Valles.

Dvo.Oriental Council is optimistic that with determination and commitment, it will help in shaping the province to be a real scouting haven, where people live harmoniously, in consonance to the thrust of the provincial government of Davao Oriental. (DXHM-PIA XI) [top]

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