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Passi City to host 18th National Scout Jamboree in December

ILOILO CITY (PIA) - - Passi City was chosen to host the 18th National Scout Jamboree this coming December 11 to 17.

More than 40,000 Scouters from the 124 local councils nationwide are expected to participate in the event which happens only every four years. Other National Scout Organizations from other countries were also invited to join this national scout event.

Passi City Mayor and Western Visayas Scouting Committee Chairman atty. Stephen Palmares recently met members of the Regional Scouting Committee (RSC) to discuss preparations as to campsite requirements including water supply, among others, according to a post on the Facebook page of the city.

Palmares said the Passi City Scouts Support Hotline is now operational and caters to queries about the upcoming national event.

During the RSC meeting, 18th NSJ Deputy Program Director Leo D. Lao presented the status of the preparations and highlights of the jamboree while Site 

Development Plan Committee Co-Chairman Daryl Villanueva, Jr. from the Schools Division of Passi City, also presented the map of the campsite and the blueprint of the campgrounds.

Palmares informed the RSC members that the City of Passi will donate 1,000 square meters of land to the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) Western Visayas Regional Office.

On Sept. 21 to 23, the BSP National Executive Board will convene and will conduct an inspection of the campsite, as part of the preparatory activities.

“Youth Engagement: Sustaining Relevance and Strengthening Resilience” is the theme of the 18th National Scout Jamboree, per BSP National Office Memorandum No. 24 series of 2023.

The week-long national scout event aims to provide a progressive, exciting, challenging, safe and enjoyable learning environment for the Scouts in order to enhance their full Social, Physical, Intellectual, Character, Emotional and Spiritual potentials as an active citizen making real contribution in creating a better community. (AAL/LAF/PIA6-Iloilo/LGU Passi City)

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