QC cited for boosting global scouting movement

By Chito Chavez

For supporting the global scouting movement, the Quezon City government has earned the praise of the contingent of South Korean Boy Scouts who were in the country on an exchange program.

(Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte / MANILA BULLETIN) (Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte / MANILA BULLETIN)

The Jeonnam Council of Korea Scout Association of Jeollanam-do Province in South Korea presented a plaque of appreciation to the city government represented at the ceremony at Quezon City Hall by Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte.

The Brotherhood Scout Exchange Program is a project initiated by QC Boy Scouts Council chairman Mayor Herbert Bautista to broaden the knowledge of local Boy Scouts through bilateral activities with brother councils abroad.

“We would like to thank all the boy scouts of QC and their leaders for the warm welcome and very kind hosting. We will not forget it. Thank you very much,” Jeonnam Council Chairperson Lee Bok-yie said.

Seventeen Jeonnam Council scouts underwent a three-day immersion with selected families of QC scouts.

The South Korean scouts also went on educational tours around Quezon City as well as in Laguna and Taal Volcano in Batangas.

Quezon City Boy Scouts Council chairman Antonio Merino for his part said that the QC Peace and Brotherhood program of Quezon City must be continued.

“This is our promise to Mayor Bautista: that we will extend the brotherhood program of the boy scouts,” Merino said.