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Tagum BSP Council joins int'l scouting jamboree

Davao City (3 February) -- With the theme "Creating a Better World", the 26th Asia Pacific Scout Jamboree was participated by 14,000 Scouts from 25 countries, namely; Australia, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Macau, joined by Scouts from Canada, Sweden, United Kingdom, USA and Vietnam.

The newly created Tagum City Associate Council contingent has a total of 99 delegates, to wit; 17 Boy Scout (Elementary); 48 Senior Scouts (Secondary); 24 Contingent Staff, and 10 Outfit Advisors.

The participation of the active boy scouts from Tagum City were made possible through the effort exerted by the Local Government of Tagum City led by City Mayor and BSP Council Chairman Mayor Rey T. Uy who fully supported the delegates from day 1 until their arrival on Jan 4, 2010.

The Scouting Jamboree runs for a seven-day of fun, adventure and learning while breaking the barriers of religion, creed and ideologies. At the end, Boy Scouts of the Philippines turned over the 26th APR Scout Jamboree flag to Korea, as the host for the next 27th APR Scout Jamboree August 4-9 2010.

Tagum City BSP contingent was headed by Deputy Scout Commissioner Sctr. Jeselyn B. dela Cuesta; Camp Director Sctr. Saldy Dalisay; Council Scout Executive Sctr. Ananias Darjan; Activity Officer Sctr. Isaias Maghuyop; Asst. Activity Officer Sctr. Erwin Emata.

The Tagum delegation gained the award as Honor Guard during the closing program, they are chosen because they are the most disciplined and 1st to arrive in the arena which they initiated to clean in preparation for the closing program.

"I do believe that they have really internalized the essence of a real Boy Scout as mentioned by Deputy Scout Commissioner Sctr. Jeselyn B. dela Cuesta. (Edwin of CIO Tagum) [top]

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