The Girl Scouts of the Philippines (GSP) conferred the 9th Pilar Hidalgo-Lim (PHL) Troop Achievement Award to 10 councils at a fitting ceremony held on May 23, 2014, at the Museo Pambata, Manila.
The PHL Troop Achievement Award encourages Girl Scout troops to be proactive in community development projects. It enables girls to develop their leadership skills and their ability to work with others. During the conceptualization of the project, the girls learn to evaluate the situation in their communities and identify priority needs that they can help improve.
The Troop Leader of Junior Girl Scout Troop 228 from Davao del Norte Council, Eastern Mindanao Region, said this upon receiving the First Place among all entries: “This award is for our Girl Scouts who have been the source of our inspiration and to the people of Sta. Teresa especially its women who have worked really hard for the community’s transformation.”
The winning troops and their projects are the following:
1st Place – Junior Girl Scout Troop 228 (The Green Savers) Davao del Norte Council, Eastern Mindanao Region: Community Livelihood Initialized Program (CLIP) in Compostela Valley
2nd Place – Junior Girl Scout Troop 69 (Troop Dasal) Iloilo Council, Visayas Region: Vegetable Production and Feeding Program in Guimaras
3rd Place – Senior Girl Scout Troop 528 (Mekaylap Troop) Palawan Council, Southern Luzon Region: Taburi Maturogtog Ig Masaraotsaot Kita in Southern Palawan
Finalists are the following:
Senior Girl Scout Troop 006 (Manabo Troop) Abra Council, Northern Luzon Region: Road Side Beautification Project and Mini Park in Abra
Senior Girl Scout Troop 480 (Don Severino Pagalilauan National High School) Cagayan Council, Northern Luzon Region: Livelihood Project-Dish Gardening in Cagayan
Senior Girl Scout Troop 721(The Avenger) Angeles Council, Central Luzon Region: Caring for the Elderly in Angeles City
Junior Girl Scout Troop 721(Villa Cerveza Troop) Oriental Mindoro Council, Southern Luzon Region: Vegetable Gardening for the Feeding of Mangyan Children in Oriental Mindoro
Senior Girl Scout Troop 86 (Troop San Agustin High School) Bohol Council, Visayas Region: Pocket Forest Tree Planting in Bohol
Junior Girl Scout Troop 1151 (Troop Sasa) Davao Council, Eastern Mindanao Region: Vegetable Gardening in Davao City
Senior Girl Scout Troop 388 (Angel Troop) Iligan Council, Western Mindanao Region: Tree Planting and Beautification in Iligan City
All the troops received plaques and cash prizes intended for any Girl Scout activity or for the purchase of any troop equipment.