Making scouting part of school curriculum PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 28 June 2015 14:43

by allen  abastillas


The Boy Scout of the Philippines Western Mindanao Council has passed a resolution asking education officials to make scouting for boys and  girls  part of the school curriculum in Mindanao and the whole country.

Former Basilan Vice Gov. Al- Rashid Sakkalahul, chairman of the Western Mindanao Boy Scout of the Philippines chapter, said that scouting is very important for  the  children growth, because children are taught to be patriotic, love of God and country, respect on parents  and humanity.

“At their younger age they are taught to survive, to be self reliant. To have team work, respect for each other, helping each other, to help people and be responsible. It also includes on their personal development in younger years like simple cooking, washing their clothes, house cleaning by helping their parents in household works, planting vegetables and trees, development for their skills in arts and leadership,”Sakkalahul said.

Sakkalahul disclosed that the council has given P50 to each young child as counterpart seeds funds of the council for every school in Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi to join scouting.

He explained that lawless elements in BASULTA are recruiting young people and luring them with money to join extreme terrorism movement.

Sakkalahul urged parents and local leaders to join hands by watching and caring for their  children in their areas so that they will not be easily trapped by lawless elements to join extreme groups.

According to Sakkalahul, Western Mindanao in BSP includes the areas of Oroquieta City, Ozamiz City and Davao Region. He assumed chairmanship for Western Mindanao last March during an election in Tubod, Lanao del Norte. — Allen Abastillass