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15th National Scout Jamboree and International Advancement Camp of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP)

The Boy Scouts of the Philippines will hold its 15th National Scout Jamboree and International Advancement Camp with the theme "Scouts: Building Tomorrow Today" at the Philippine Scouting Center for Asia-Pacific Region, Mt. Makiling, Los Banos, Laguna on May 26-31, 2011.
The Jamboree aims to achieve the following objectives:
  1. provide the Scouts with opportunities to serve the community through social development projects;
  2. generate active participation and meaningful support from the youth, civic, government and international agencies, and National Scout Organizations in the Asia-Pacific Region for projects and activities with international character and scope;
  3. familiarize local participants with socio-economic issues;
  4. intensify the Scouts' awareness on the effects of global warming; and
  5. develop plan of actions among participating units in addressing the challenges of climate change.
Activities during the Jamboree include fun, exciting and meaningful modular outdoor activities such as the following:
  1. Extreme Challenge. The Scouts will learn teamwork and problem-solving skills as they face challenging activities.
  2. Aquatics. The Scouts will learn basic rudiments and techniques in swimming, including safety on waters.
  3. Rope Course. Scouts will experience wall climbing and rappelling.
  4. Survival Techniques. The Scouts will experience and learn, using indigenous and available materials, survival skills in cooking, water-gathering, fire-lighting, estimation, signaling, nature study and clean-up.
  5. Social Accountability. The Scouts will be able to increase their level of awareness and responsibility on good governance and transparency.
  6. Go Green. The Scouts will learn proper plant propagation, tree-planting, tree-caring and tree-growing. They will also participate in actual tree-planting activities.
  7. Global Development Village. The Scouts will have the opportunity to learn and take action on the four areas in the village such as health, peace, environment and human rights.
  8. City of Science. The Scouts will acquire relevant insights into Science and Technology and its role in modern society. They will learn by doing activities in the fields of Computer and Robotics, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Life Sciences, and Earth and Universe.
A Jamboree fee of Seven Hundred Fifty Pesos (PhP750.00) per Scout and Eight Hundred Fifty Pesos (PhP850.00) per Scout leader shall be charged to defray expenses for the program materials, certificates, souvenir items and administrative costs. The Jamboree fee, transportation and other incidental expenses are chargeable to local funds or local school board funds or solicited from private organizations.

The regional directors (RDs), schools division/city superintendents (SDSs) and school heads (SHs) are encouraged to send their participants to this national Scouting event.

For more information, please visit the BSP National Office at 181 Natividad Almeda Lopez Street, Ermita, Manila or contact at telephone nos.: (02) 527-5112 and (02) 527-8317-20 or visit the DepEd Center for Students and Co-Curricular Affairs (CSCA), DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City or contact at telephone nos.: (02) 631-8495 or (02) 636-3603.

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