By Jennifer Catan-Tilos
DUMAGUETE CITY (PIA) — The Girl Scouts of the Philippines (GSP) Negros Oriental and Siquijor Council is focusing its activities on disaster preparedness on this year’s 33rd cadet encampment from September 17 to 20 at Camp Lily I. Gamo Sibulan, Negros Oriental.
Activities lined up during the event include disaster preparedness lecturettes, first aid, earthquake drill, waste segregation, tree planting, and adventure games.
However, as part of the activity, the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) will also conduct a video documentary presentation on West Philippine Sea to show to the campers China’s massive reclamation activities which may have caused destruction to marine environment and fishing industry.
Negros Oriental and Siquijor provinces expect to gather more than 3,000 Girl Scouts delegates for the four-day encampment.
Council President Mariant Villegas said this year’s event banners the theme “I imagine, I achieve, I serve”.
The campers will be divided into the Junior or elementary level, Senior or high school level, and Cadet or the college category.
In an encampment committee meeting, the local government unit of Sibulan is tasked to provide electrician for the installation of light in the campsite, water supplies, an ambulance and additional doctor from its Rural Health Unit to augment the medical team of the Provincial Health Office (PHO).
The police personnel team also keeps all security measures on alert 24/7 for the duration of the encampment.
The Provincial Health Office will provide medical health services including spraying the camp area to maintain sanitation and safety.
The young scouters are expected to learn some skills to be responsible, progressive, dynamic and patriotic through outdoor activities. (rmn/jct/PIA7-Negros Oriental/This article was first published at PIA website on Aug. 25, 2015)