IT took 11 years for the Girl Scouts of the Philippines council in Bukidnon to host a regionwide GSP camping. From Tuesday until yesterday, it did at the Mangima Spring Resort in Manolo Fortich town.
The 33rd Regional Camp from April 10 to April 15 was attended by some 678 girl campers and 191 adult volunteers from 13 provinces under the GSP’s Eastern Mindanao Region Center based in Daliaon, Toril, Davao City. It carried the theme: “Leading the change, living the change.”
The GSP Eastern Mindanao Region covers the provinces of Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Bukidnon, Davao City, Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, Davao del Sur, General Santos City, Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, South Cotabato, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur.
Gracing the activity were Susan Locsin, GSP national president; international commissioner Dr. Salud Bagalso; regional chairperson Norma Sur; OIC regional executive director Mallet Arobo, Bukidnon Council president Lolita Garcia; Manolo Fortich Mayor Clive Quiño, Manolo Fortich Vice Mayor Miguel Demata and Municipal Trial Court in Cities Branch 5 Judge Maria Luna Llena Lanticse-Saba.
Quiño commended the girl scouts in attending the camping after 11 years since 2006 in the same area. He also commended camp director Perlita Wales, municipal information officer Maxie Cadavez and Reina Sabana Aserios, co-chair of the promotion and publicity committee.
He said Manolo Fortich town is the “adventure capital of the Philippines” where nature, culture and adventure merge. (lito rulona)