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Leyte exec views Boy Scout jamborette as boost to local tourism industry

Tacloban City (November 14) -- The coming of the boy and girl scouts during the Diamond Jubilee Jamborette is a boost to the local tourism industry.

This is how Mayor Roque Tiu sees the coming of the participating scouts to Tanauan, Leyte for the Skim Board Clinic and Simulated War Games which are part of the Main Activities in the BSP Leyte Council's Diamond Jubilee Provincial Invitational Jamborette on November 28 - December 3, 2006.

The Skim Boarding Clinic will be held at the waterfront of Tanauan for three consecutive days starting on the 29th of November up to the first of December. The clinic will be held morning and afternoon.

The same is true for the Simulated War Games which will also be conducted in Tanauan for three consecutive days, morning and afternoon sessions for the senior scouts and Rover Scouts.

Skim Boarding in the Philippines started in Tanauan, Leyte. It is also the prime exponent of the Simulated War Games (Air soft).

This will mean that for three consecutive days, Tanauan will have local tourists who may not stay overnight but will still help the economy of Tanauan because the scouts will surely need food and drinks while they are in town, Mayor Tiu said.

This will be at the same time a good opportunity for the people of Tanauan to test their readiness in welcoming tourists. Also, the newly trained tour guides of Tanauan can have a good opportunity to put into practice what they have just learned, Mayor Tiu added.

The Tanauan government is grateful for the chance to host the participating scouts particularly in providing them skimboarding clinics and simulated war games which are supposed to be team-building games, aimed to develop the boys and girls' mutual trust, mutual support, genuine communication, acceptance of conflicts as normal and mutual respect for individual differences as necessary tools in troop method in scouting. (PIA 8) [top]

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