Live to serve – DepEd SDS Pete Natividad PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 28 December 2012 10:03

Department of Education (DepEd)- Zamboanga City Schools Division Superintendent (SDS) Pedro Melchor M. Natividad is enthused with this life’s motto “Live To Serve”. And once again he has proven this life’s principle as an active leader of the Boy Scout Movement in Zamboanga City.

Last December 21, 2012, SDS Natividad was conferred and donned with the coveted Boy Scout 4 Beads Leader Trainor Award. This is the highest award given to Boy Scout Wood Badge Holders in recognition of their salient and significant accomplishments in leadership and dedicated service to the youth. The beads symbolize commitment of a Wood Badger to Scouting.

On completion of the Wood Badge Course, the highest level of adult Scout leader training, participants are awarded a special scarf, woggle and the wooden beads. They underwent Boy Scout leadership training through a structured program of outdoor activities.

To advance to the next course, adult leaders undergo the Course for Managers of Learning (CML). They are allowed to be discussant for Basic Training Course and are awarded the additional bead as Assistant Leader Trainers. Not everyone can progress to the Course for Managers of Training (CMT) which will make him or her effective Leader Trainer; it needs commitment, dedication, expertise and contemporary leadership skills to level up.

Despite his busy schedules and frequent travels, SDS Natividad found time and gave priority to be a well-trained Boy Scout leader. With a dedicated attitude, he completed the CMT training with ease and was even honored with the 4 Beads awards. This credit allows him to officially conduct Wood Badge Courses and be a discussant in an international training.

With this additional background training, he committed to advance the leadership skills of the BSP Movement in our local school division. He stressed that he is guided with the three core values - humility, equality and unity. He urged everyone to be humble, continue serving, and make a difference in the lives of others.

Several Boy Scout activities are already engaged in our different districts and school levels. With Natividad’s leadership, expect that the BSP movement in the educational sector of our city will be more active. It will include activities that will instil the young Boy Scouts of Zamboanga City to live to the ideals of the movement.

To date, there had been 9000 registered boy scouts in the local school division. With Council Scouting Commissioner Natividad’s continued involvement and enthusiasm with the full support of his Staff, no doubt Zamboanga City Boy Scout Movement will develop to encompass its goals.

In the same occasion, there were other awardees too. The 3 Beads Awardees are Basilio Uy, Marilyn Tabobo, Sarah Handang, Jadzen Jaji, Edgardo Falcatan, Neil Enriquez, Ramon Acosta, and Jerone Lucilo were recognized. Recognized as 2 Beads Awardees are Alllan F. Allanigue, Chrisnier A. Bancayrin, Arvin A. Canta, Emirose Pon Calo, Dulce Amor C. Calog, Leogerlie B. Causing, Nely Neneth N. Daquipil, Karen Tiga Estrada, Oscar A. Fernandez, Mary Jane F. Jalon Francisco, Jennifer T. Galay, Wina A. Gallo, Alejandro D. Hetutua, Jr. ,Lalaine O. Lubrica, Agnes S. Maadil, Alice N. Melano, Rosevee S. Palma, Romulo D.S. Praico, Belen A. Ramos, Roselyn C. Toledo, and Michael Q. Tuayon.

Congratulations to all these Boy Scout adult leaders!

By Dante Corteza