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Boy Scouts of the Philippines

Boy Scouts of the Philippines
Emblem of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines
Motto: Laging Handâ!
(Always Prepared!)
Personal information
NameBoy Scouts of the Philippines
FilipinoMga Batang Lalaking Iskawt ng Pilipinas
HeadquartersManila
CountryPhilippines
FoundedOctober 31, 1936
Foundersyes
National PresidentJejomar Binay
Secretary-GeneralJose Rizal Pangilinan
AffiliationWorld Organization of the Scout Movement, Asia-Pacific Scout Region

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The Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) (Filipino: Mga Batang Lalaking Iskawt ng Pilipinas) is the national Scout organization of the Philippines. Its mission is to imbue in the youth the love of God, country, and fellow men; to train young people to become responsible leaders; and to contribute in nation-building.

The BSP was chartered under Commonwealth of the Philippines Act No. 111 on October 31, 1936. Its predecessor was the Philippine Council chartered by the Boy Scouts of America in 1923 through the work of Filipino, American, and Chinese businessmen and interest groups.

The Boy Scouts of the Philippines began in 1923 with the establishment of the Philippine Council of the Boy Scouts of America, as an American possession at the time. The Philippines became an independent Scouting nation in 1936, with the transition of the Philippine Council into the Boy Scouts of the Philippines. In 1940, the Girl Scouts of the Philippines was founded. In 1959, the 10th World Scout Jamboree was held in Mount Makiling, Los Baños, Laguna, the first world Scout jamboree held in Asia.

The current National President of the BSP is Jejomar Binay and its Secretary-General is Jose Rizal Pangilinan.


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