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Bichara-led BSP Mayon Council urges private schools to enlist with scouting movement

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Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara, chairman of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) Mayon (Albay) Council, required private schools to officially enlist with the scouting movement.

Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) Mayon (Albay) Council passed a resolution requiring them to enlist to “avoid holding of unofficial scouting activities practiced by some schools.”

“The students of private schools—just like those in the public schools—are raring to engage in challenging, worthwhile and life-changing activities aside from the learning sessions provided in the four corners of a classroom,” the resolution read.

Once these private schools are enlisted, the Council will provide trainings for both the scouts and scouters of private schools.

“Scouting offers a wide range of opportunities for the young to hone their God-given talents and use them in worthwhile endeavors to develop themselves, their families and their communities,” Gov. Bichara was quoted as saying.

Bichara also hopes that the move of the council would encourage total support and participation from private schools.

The Council also presented their 2019 proposed budget, the financial statement including the scheduled trainings and activities for this year durig their Executive Board meeting last January 21, 2019.

Present at the meeting were members of the Executive Board: Mayor Jorem Archangel of Jovellar, Legazpi City Councilor Melissa Abadeza-Armedilla, Albay Youth Development office head Rhondon Ricafort, Council Scout Executive Board Secretary Rosie P. Lladoc and other representatives.