Two hundred three scouts participated in the kick-off of the Scout of the World (SW) Award Discovery for Visayas at Boracay Island, April 10.
The Scouts of the World (SW) Award Discovery Workshop aimed to encourage stronger involvement to scouts in the development of society and to recognize long-term development projects through voluntary services in the field of development, peace and environment.
Shallah Amacio, Supervisor of Centralized Materials, Recovery and Facility (MRF), was thankful to the scouts for choosing Boracay Island as the area for exploration and discovery
“I am thankful that you came here to be aware of the island’s problem especially on trash,” Amacio said.
Community and coastal areas in various barangays were the sites explored by the participants for the discovery.
The SW Award discovery will also include service sessions, workshops in line with the SW Award program.
A socials night on April 11 at Manocmanoc Elementary School, Boracay Island will cap the four-day SW Award Discovery Workshop.
This article was written by Scout JUNBERT T. PABON of Negros Occidental Council. Scout Pabon was among the pioneer batch of BSP’s Scouts of the World (SW) Award Seminar at the Makiling National Scout Reservation, Mount Makiling, Los Baños, Laguna last 7-13 November 2016.