Taguig attains full-fledged membership in Boy Scouts of the Philippines
Taguig City proudly announced its official recognition as a full-fledged member of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP), marking a significant milestone for the local scouting community. The recognition was granted during the 66th Annual National Council Meeting (ANCM) held in Palo, Leyte from May 10th to 12th, 2023.
With this recognition, Taguig City now has the authority to promote its own local scouting programs, conduct trainings, and initiate special projects, according to Rex Francis Z. Ynion, the City's Focal Person for Scouting. As a regular member of the Metro Manila South Council, the City will operate under the national and local by-laws and policies of the BSP.
Mayor Lani Cayetano, who also serves as the Regional Vice Chairperson of the Regional Scouting Committee, expressed her elation over this significant achievement. "We are grateful and honored to embark on this new phase for our Scouts. As a city dedicated to transformation, we will actively support and develop various scouting programs to nurture capable leaders," Mayor Cayetano remarked.
This recognition follows years of Taguig City's associate council status and comes months after the successful hosting of the first BSP-National Capital Region Regional Advancement Camp. The event, which took place from August 25th to 28th, 2023, saw the participation of over 3,000 individuals from different BSP local councils.
With its official membership, the local government of Taguig City vows to uphold the vision and mission of the BSP, which focuses on preparing young people to become catalysts of change within their communities. The BSP Taguig City Council, led by Mayor Lani as the elected Council Chairperson, is supported by Council Commissioner Dr. Cynthia L. Ayles and Focal Person Rex Francis Z. Ynion.
The recognition as a full-fledged member of the BSP highlights Taguig City's commitment to providing opportunities for its young residents to develop leadership skills, values, and a sense of responsibility. Through the city's scouting programs and initiatives, Taguig aims to empower the youth, enabling them to make positive contributions to society and become future leaders.
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