Scouting spirit and commitment make a better leader
30 September, Laguna -- With Scouting spirit and strong commitment of staff and participants, the third series of the Advanced Unit Leaders Training Course for Vietnamese Scout Leaders continued amidst the strong typhoon that battered several places in the country including the course venue Mt. Makiling. The course is on going from 27th September to 3rd October.
The course gathered 30 adult volunteers from different Scout groups in Vietnam. Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) is hosting the course.
This third course was a result of an overwhelming demand of applicants since the first advanced course was conducted in September last year, followed by the second course in May this year. Facilitating the course is Yasser F. Sarona, BSP’s Programme & Training Executive, supported by two overseas trainers: Dr Cyrus Wadia (India) and SK Kamrul Hasan (Bangladesh), with Thian Hiong-Boon from the Asia-Pacific Regional Office. One of BSP’s best practices in adult training is having Senior Patrol Leader & Course Scribe. For this course, Arnoel Santos and Michael O. Pantaleon were appointed to do the work respectively.
Chief Guest at the opening was Mt. Makiling Camp Manager Lee Mole who welcomed the participants to the historical site of the 10th World Scout Jamboree and encouraged participants to continue upgrading their Scouting skills and always be open to exchange of ideas.
As the course progresses, participants are revisiting the important elements of Scouting and being trained in advance leadership skills to fully equip them with the know-how of delivering appropriate programs for young Scout members.
At the beginning of the course, Rev. Father Nguyen Van Loc and Nguyen Thai Hung from the first course showed up at the course and Nguyen Thai Hung receive his Wood Badge.
The three Wood Badge training courses were all supported by Bill Phillips of Ecuador through the World Scout Foundation since the first course held in September 2010.