• On December 25th, 2009, a contingent from our Rover Scout Group along with a group of experienced trainers embarked on a two-week visit to the Philippines. Upon arrival, we participated in a series of activities, including the training of local adults and youth leaders, both of the Scouting and non-Scouting variety.

    Scout training is a very important tool for many areas in the world that have developing education systems. It provides supplementary skill training, thus providing aid to many people in finding and advancing their careers. We provided training to Scouts in Davao City, which has over 75,000 Scouts – almost the same amount of Scouts as there are in all of Canada (100,000).

    Training Programs that were Offered:
    • Leave-no-trace
    • Management skills
    • Climate change
    • Basic leader training (Woodbadge)
    • World Scouting

    In addition, we participated in the 2010 Asia Pacific Jamboree and were set up in pairs to live with a Filipino family for a two day home stay.

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  • Scouting in Davao City

    Davao City has over 75,000 Scouts, where education is highly valued. Prior to our trip, we had created a training course to help leaders find and advance in their careers. This is the first time we included workshops as part of our International Service Projects. Workshops and training programs based on leadership and personal development has become a mandatory part of our planning because it is our way of sharing Scouting in Canada to those we partner with during these projects. 

     

    This is a picture of Binoy, the official mascot of the Boy Scouts in the Philippines. 

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