|Pangasinan Governor Amado T. Espino (R) pressed flesh|
with Custom Commissioner Ruffy Biazon during the
latter recent visit in the humongous province.
Gov. Espino, who is the regional chairman of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines, told the 4th group of participants to the scouting orientation course last September 14 that scouting is still the best activity that a child could be a part of, especially among elementary pupils and high school students.
“If we look at the scouting laws and oath “you will see that we are developing a future good human being, who is independent, responsible, trustworthy, clean, respectful, honest, helpful and other values that make a good human being,” Gov. Espino said.
The Governor urged all scouters to teach such values not only among boy scouts but young kids as well.
He also stressed that scouting is among the best equalizer “dahil dito lahat ay pantay-pantay.” As this developed, the governor thanked all the 600 participants in the orientation course, mostly scout commissioners and institutional heads, who were refreshed on the various ideals of scouting.
It was learned that membership in the scouting movement has decreased after it was deleted from the school curriculum, thus making membership on voluntary basis.
The scouters likewise thanked the governor for initiating the activity saying that this is a great opportunity for each of the scouters to have learned about the proper perspectives of scouting that they will bring home back to their schools.
The orientation course was an offshoot of the previous meeting where the BSP council elected their new set of officers where Gov. Espino was reelected as the regional chairman. Other activities of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines Ilocos Region include a Regional Jamboree to be held at Barangay Estanza here on October 12 to 16. (PIO/Angeline D. Villanueva)