Tuesday 12th of February 2013
Lanao del Norte hosts 23rd Girl Scout Regional Encampment
By Elaine O. Ratunil
TUBOD, Lanao del Norte, Feb. 12 — The Lanao del Norte Girl Scout Council recently hosted the 23rd Girl Scout Western Mindanao Regional Encampment at the sprawling Mindanao Civic Center Sports Complex, Sagadan, Tubod on February 1 to 5.
Close to 2,300 girl scouts attended the regional encampment, with 900 campers coming from the Lanao del Norte district. This was the most attended encampment in the region since 2009.
Among the activities enjoyed by the participants were obstacles games, wallet accessory making, emergency preparedness, basic swimming and beauty care.
The five-day event aims to empower the campers by discovering and enhancing their scouting skills. It also seeks to foster camaraderie and enable participants to appreciate and enjoy the out-of-door life.
“We are very thankful to the Lanao del Norte GSP council for hosting this event and for the selfless contribution of the provincial government in making the encampment truly successful,” GSP Regional Executive Director Tita Alvarez said.
The campers, troop leaders and other participants came from Basilan, Cotabato City, Iligan City, Lanao del Norte, Marawi City, Maguindanao, North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sulu, Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur.
“The National GSP Council is looking forward and is recommending Lanao del Norte to be the venue for the next national encampment as it has been the best venue and has the area capable of handling massive number of participants”, Alvarez added. (KHMJ/PIO-LDN/PIA10)