ZC Eagle Scouts get their medals PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 11:56

In a solemn, unforgettable and unprecedented ceremony last Monday September 15, the three Eagle Scouts from Zamboanga City were awarded their rank through a first- ever National Court of Honor conducted at the Provincial Government Complex, DAO, Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur.

The ceremony was attended by over 300 spectators which included Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) Officials led by SVP Wendel E. Avisado, LGU officials led by Zamboanga del Sur Governor  Antonio “Tony” H. Cerilles, adult leaders, eagle scouts and proud parents.

Through an authority from BSP President Jejomar C. Binay, Gov. Cerilles pinned the medals to 36 Eagles Scouts, 33 of which are from Zamboanga del Sur.

Each of the Eagle Scout awardees was presented their Identification Card, Carrick Bend Patches, personal letter from BSP President and Vice-President Jejomar C. Binay, and medal where their individual serial numbers are inscribed. Our new Eagle Scouts are: ES Mohammad Akkuh. Serial No. 22995, a 1st year BSN student of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU), and who finished his high school at the Talon-Talon National High School; ES Bryan G. Antiller, Serial No. 22994, a 1st year BSChem student of the Western Mindanao State University (WMSU), and who finished his high school at the Sangali National High School; and Jericho C. Ortega, Serial No. 22993, a 4th year High School Student of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University High School and the Senior Scout Representative to the ZC Local Council Executive Board (LCEB). Our 3 scouts were accompanied by ZC Council Chairman Atty. Jose Rizalino “Jay-ar” Ortega and Council Field Executive Mr. Joselito “Butch” Alejabo.

Atty. Ortega narrated that even before the program started, he was invited by organizers to sit among the guests on the stage. But he said he politely declined the offer saying that it was the affair of the Zamboanga del Sur/Pagadian City Council chaired by Gov. Cerilles, and that he came as parent to his son Jericho and substitute parent to the other scouts.

He hopes that the accomplishment of these scouts will serve as an inspiration to all other scouts in the City, the number of which he happily reports dramatically increased from 9,000 last year to 15,000 as of September 12.