Orphan-scouts don’t have parents, but they enjoy their summer camp PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 05 May 2014 14:05

They may not have their parents with them this summer. But they just had all the fun and happiness during their recently-concluded scouting summer camp.

The  St Francis House scouting troop had just  returned from their  2014 Scouting Summer Camp held at the  hilltop of Lumayang, Zamboanga City  April 28-29.

The SFH scouts summer camp included lectures and activities on scouting history, scout camp craftmanship, orienteering, hiking and trekking, environmental concerns, swimming and other fun-filled events.

Canadian priest Fr. Arthur Winikoff, founder and director of St Francis House, personally  joined the  summer camp, which was organized and headed by  volunteer scoutmaster Bong Bue.

This  yearly summer camp is intended to enhance the scouting knowledge and skills of the SFH scouts, who are registered with the Boy Scouts of the Philippines and Girl Scouts of the Philippines  under the community  scouting program.

The St Francis House scouts are composed of  children who are either orphaned, abandoned and neglected and have been placed under the care of the St Francis House orphanage in Pasonanca. They are  being taken care of , given shelter, clothings, food and education by the Our Blessed Mother of Victory Mission Foundation that manages the orphanage for the past  26 years now.