THE SPIRIT OF GSP

Sun.Star Pampanga - - PERSPECTIVE! -

--oo0 oo-ARCELIE G. SAN­TOS

Girl Scout­ing as a world­wide move­ment de­vel­ops young girls and women into be­com­ing change agents who are re­spon­si­ble, de­ci­sive, use­ful, re­spected and ac­knowl­edged ci­ti­zens in chang­ing world.

The Girl Scouts of the Philip­pines is com­mit­ted to bring­ing up and strength­en­ing the val­ues and skills nec­es­sary for young girls to as­pire and per­form their roles as pro­duc­tive ci­ti­zens. The GSP wants the Se­nior Girl Scouts to be­come pro­gres­sive, proac­tive, pa­tri­otic and God-lov­ing women as they grow up. They must learn how to plan and be ready for any task ahead.

To live up to this premise, the Girl Scouts of San Isidro Na­tional High School reg­u­larly con­duct school-based camp that en­hances the skills and char­ac­ter of the Girl Scouts. Var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties are done to en­gage the se­nior scouts in real life sce­nar­ios which gauge their ca­pac­i­ties to adapt, make de­ci­sions and act with cer­tainty not just for their own wel­fare but also for oth­ers.

These ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude tent fix­ing for shel­ter, cook­ing for sur­vival, flag-mak­ing, and gad­get-mak­ing to boost their unity and co­op­er­a­tion, and trea­sure hunt­ing for spir­ited un­der­tak­ings. In ad­di­tion to these, the Girl Scouts also do ac­tiv­i­ties that relate GSP's goals such as Scouts Own, Kapers, and Camp­fire. The lat­ter served as one of the most awaited parts and con­sid­ered a high­light of the camp.

The fire brought by burn­ing wood is not just to light the night but to spark the de­sires of the girls to keep the spirit and to main­tain their in­tegrity as mem­bers of a renowned as­so­ci­a­tion, the Girl Scouts of the Philip­pines.

The Girl Scout­ing Move­ment of San Isidro Na­tional High School, San Luis, be­comes an accommodating av­enue for its mem­bers to con­nect with oth­ers, a step­ping stone to learn how to pro­tect them­selves, their fel­lows and na­ture, and ac­tual ground to build re­spect to one another.

The au­thor is Teacher III at San Isidro Na­tional High School, San Luis,

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