The Girl Scouts of the Philippines (GSP) Ating Tahanan National Program and Training Center (AT-NPTC) in coordination with the GSP Training Division, conducted the Quartermaster’s Course (QM) on November 13-17, 2013 at AT-NPTC in Baguio City.
Thirty nine participants comprising troop leaders and professional staff from five GSP regions attended the five-day course. The Quartermaster’s Course provides adult leaders with knowledge on food management and food services, and the qualities and responsibilities of a quartermaster. It is designed to adequately prepare adult leaders for their job in any GSP event like camping, trainings, meetings, conferences, and conventions.
Expert quartermasters and seasoned trainers composed the Training Team headed by Center Director Esteria Alvarado with Diploma’d Trainer Carmelita Dario, and Credentialed Trainers Erlinda Deperio and Rosalinda Tanchico.
Training Division Staff Priscilla Moonyeen Montaňez and Kaye Ibaňez served as Training Coordinator and Secretariat, respectively while General Services Division Staff Melody Ibardaloza was evaluated as quartermaster to earn her Quartermaster’s Certificate.
Training Committee Chairperson Atty. Susan De Los Reyes and Training Director Ma. Carmen Gerundio led the Opening Ceremony. In her message, Atty. De Los Reyes shared inspiring thoughts and values, and emphasized on Girl Scouts being role models.
On the third day, International Commissioner Dr. Amelita Dayrit-Go who was at AT-NPTC for another GSP event, also went to see the QM participants and gave her words of inspiration.
The course capped off with a Cocktail Party followed by a Closing Program during which the participants accepted the challenge to become the best quartermasters in the coming years. The cocktails which demonstrated their knowledge, skills and attitude on food preparation and presentation was the last among the participants’ practicum for the successfully concluded QM course.