THE SPIRIT OF GSP
--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,