StampNews.com is glad to inform that The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) in partnership with the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) launched a set of commemorative stamps to mark the 100 years of scouting in the country. This event took place on the 30th of August. Two stamp designs and also souvenir sheets were unveiled.
PHLPost Chairman Cesar N. Sarino presented the stamps in the event held at the BSP National Office in Ermita, Manila, attended by Hon. Jejomar C. Binay, BSP President and Roberto M. Pagdanganan, Member Emeritus of the BSP National Executive Board and Chairman of the Centennial Celebration Committee.
The first Filipino scouting troop consisting of 26 boys was formed on November 15, 1914. Scouting was officially established in the country as the Philippine Council of the Boy Scouts of the America in 1923. Commonwealth Act. No. 111 created the BSP as a public corporation to promote "the ability of boys to do useful things for themselves and others, to train them in Scoutcraft, and to teach them patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred virtues, using the methods which are in common use by Boy Scouts".
Now, 100 years after the first Boy Scout troop was formed, the BSP continues to strive in pursuing its mission – to inculcate in our Scouts love of God, country and fellowmen; to prepare the youth for responsible leadership; and to contribute to nation-building according to the ideals, principles and programs of Scouting.
The stamps feature the logo of the Philippine Scouting, the centennial logo, the "Boy Scout in Action" monument, and the façade of the old and new BSP National Headquarters.