Vancouver Scouts Skip Christmas at Home to Help Youth in Philippines



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Vancouver, British Columbia (December 10, 2009) – Thirty-five Vancouver Scouts representing Scouts Canada are skipping Christmas at home this year to provide leadership training for over 500 Filipino youth and adults. These 17 to 26 year olds, as part of a Scouts Canada leadership program, will be traveling to Davao City, Philippines on December 24, 2009 for a two week leadership forum. There they will provide a series of workshops to help Filipino youth and adults become more employable and better leaders in their community.

On December 19, 2009, the Hon. Ujjal Dosanjh will be presenting the Canadian Flag to the contingent as recognized delegates of Canada.

The contingent will be available for photos/filming on December 19 and 23.


Scouts Canada, the country’s leading youth organization, offers fun and exciting programs and adventure for boys, girls and youth ages 5 to 26. Scouting teaches youth about the active role they can play in helping to create a better world. 100,000 members enjoy Scouts Canada’s programs, which are provided by caring and dedicated volunteers. We are members of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), which has grown to 28 million members in 217 countries and territories. For more information or to join Scouts Canada, please visit

For further information or to arrange for photos, please contact:

John Chow,
Contingent Leader
180th Pacific Coast Scout Group
Scouts Canada

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One Response to “Vancouver Scouts Skip Christmas at Home to Help Youth in Philippines

  • clement cabrera
    8 years ago

    hi… first of all… im clement from cainta..
    i just want to say that we had a good bonding within a few days..
    and thank you for visiting are place.. hope u enjoy too..
    but as we said.. this not the end… its just a beginning of our relation as a scouts..
    maybe someday.. we meet again and hang out again.. just lyk dance your cultural tradition..
    and.. thats it..? we will miss you very much my frends…

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