January 30, 2018
TO : ALL PROVINCIAL GOVERNORS, CITY MAYORS, MUNICIPAL MAYORS, PUNONG BARANGAYS, ARMM REGIONAL GOVERNOR, AND DILG REGIONAL DIRECTORS
SUBJECT : SUPPORT TO THE BOY SCOUT OF THE PHILIPPINES
The Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP), created under Commonwealth Act No. 111 as amended by Presidential Decree No. 460 and Republic Act No. 7278, is an organization that recognizes the vital role of the Filipino youth in nation-building. It helps mold boys and girls into socially-conscious, morally-educated, skill-tested, environmentally-aware and service-oriented citizens and leaders of the country through the Scout Oath and Law, and the various scouting programs, projects and activities in the local, regional, national and international levels. The formation of the youth through the scouting movement is a potent and effective way to address the existing social malady caused by drugs and vices that corrupt many young individuals, especially boys. Scouting also makes the youth active volunteers, community builders, disaster responders and environmental warriors, among others.
Towards this end, and pursuant to Presidential instructions, this Department supports the Scouting Movement, and enjoins all Provincial Governors, City Mayors, Municipal Mayors, Punong Barangays and other concerned officials, to support the Boy Scouts of the Philippines, by way of undertaking the following:
For coordination and other concerns, contact directly the BSP-National Office through Chief National Commissioner, Vice-Governor Joey G. Pelaez, or Engr. Rogelio S. Villa, Secretary-General, through Telephone Number (02) 528-0555, Telefax Number (02) 528-0577, email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, and website www.scouts.org.ph.
The DILG-ARMM Regional Governor and all DILG Regional Directors are also directed to cause the widest dissemination of this Memorandum Circular within their respective areas of jurisdiction.