‘Love of God, Country and Fellowmen’ depicts the fundamental Laws of Scouting as we do the Scout Sign says Gov. Cerilles
A total of 2,500 scouts from elementary and secondary public schools in all municipalities all over the province joined the 8th Simultaneous Municipal Camporal of Zamboanga del Sur – Pagadian City Boy Scout Council held last October 26-28, 2018.
About 5,000 Scout Leaders, Adult and Committee Scouts gathered in every municipalities which facilitated the camp activities had helped a lot to make the said scouting event a success.
Zamboanga del Sur-Pagadian City Boy Scout Council Executive Eriberto Sumalinog disclosed that DepEd Division which spearheaded the event in coordination and partnership with the local scout councils, local officials and parents had work hand in hand in making the event fruitful and productive especially to the young scouters.
He said it’s been 8 years since the Simultaneous Municipal Camporal initiated in this council under his leadership which is the first in the country and now adopted by several provinces’ because of the good impact of the program which promotes values formation in students. The activities in this program are set and scheduled only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays to avoid conflict of classes on weekdays.
The program which is the brainchild of the forefather of our local scout council past Council Chair Governor Antonio H. Cerilles which made Zamboanga del Sur-Pagadian City Boy Scout Council as an outstanding and best performing council in the entire country.
As of now, the newly elected Council Chairman of Zamboanga del Sur-Pagadian City Boy Scout Council is no other than Pagadian City Mayor Romeo P. Pulmones who replaces Gov. Cerilles.
Governor Cerilles is the concurrent honorary council chair and council advisor of the local council.
In his untiring support to the scouting movement, he joined the conduct of the 8th Simultaneous Municipal Camporal of the local council and visited all the respective Camporal sites in all municipalities all over Zamboanga del Sur to which he continually emphasized the significance of Scouting in nation building.
“Love of God, Country and Fellowmen” depicts the fundamental Laws of Scouting as we do the Scout Sign says Gov. Cerilles in his short chat with the scout leaders and eagle scouts in the respective camp sites who joined the Simultaneous Municipal Camporal.
Meanwhile, the re-engineered scouting program of the province under the leadership of Governor Cerilles has greatly increased its registered members from 3,000 to 86,000 Boy Scouts, which made BSP Zamboanga del Sur-Pagadian City Council as Hall of Famer for being the number one in Membership in the entire country. And garnered 3 out of national awards namely 1st Place Scout Advancement, 1st Place Scout Training and 1st Place Scout Advancement making the council now as one of the model council in the entire Philippines.