Boy Scouting in the Philippines

Enrichment, Grade 6, Homeschoolers No More, Philippines, The Son, Weekends No Comments

The Scouting Movement in the Philippines used to be a big deal. Schools had other ideas and did not give that much importance to the Scouting Movement and this became a minor school activity: not all are required to be scouts, only those who are interested.

As a former member of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines (from early grades till high school), I put importance to the Scouting Movement and had my children join. For three years (that is how long the two former homeschoolers have been going to regular school), they are members of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of the Philippines. My eldest daughter is a Rover Scout.

Boy Scouts

On his third year in the Scouting movement, my son is now a patrol leader. Their patrol was the only group that had a complete attendance during the investiture and overnight camping last weekend. There was only one who did not attend the overnight camping but they still had the highest percentage of attendees compared to other groups.


Here is a copy of the Panunumpa ng Scout and Batas ng Scout.

Boy Scout Goes A-camping

Enrichment, Grade 4, Homeschoolers No More, The Son, Weekends No Comments

My Boy Scout is going camping today. The scouts will have an over night camping. I’ve already prepped the things he will bring and hubby was shocked to see how much food I prepared: several brick boxes of milk, water bottles, bananas, a small loaf of bread, cookies, biscuits and even a can of pork and beans.

I also put several clothes to last him several days.

He is bringing a tent and a sleeping bag. His contribution to the group are several bags of charcoal for cooking.

I wanted to bring him to his pulmonologist first before the camping but we didn’t have time to visit the doctor. I hope he won’t have an asthma attack though he brought his inhaler with him, as he always does.

Panunumpa ng Scout at Batas ng Scout

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Sa ngalan ng aking dangal,
ay gagawin ko ang buong makakaya;
Upang tumupad sa aking tungkulin,
sa Diyos at sa aking bayan,
ang Republika ng Pilipinas
at sumunod sa Batas ng Scout;
Tumulong sa ibang tao sa lahat ng pagkakataon
Pamalaging malakas ang aking katawan,
gising ang isipan at marangal ang asal.

Ang Scout ay:

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