AROUND 30,000 scouts gathered for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Scout Jamboree in Energy Park, Apokon, Tagum City on November 27 until December 2.
Thirteen countries in attendance from Asean countries and including Netherlands, Nepal, South Korea, Maldives, Bangladesh, and India participated in the jamboree, considered as one of the biggest scouting events in Asia.
Camp Chief and Tagum City Mayor Allan Rellon reminded that this event is important that all scouts must unite as messenger of peace.
"Together, we shall stand as one as a messenger of peace that our world badly needs," Rellon said.
Keynote Speaker House Speaker Pantaleon Alvares challenged the scouts to fulfill their duty and responsibility to their country.
"You have the duty to enrich the lives of your fellowmen," Alvarez said during his keynote speech.
John Stephen Cornwill, an Eagle Scout and a Top Outstanding Boy Scout of the Philippines Awardee of Biliran Council, said that scouting is an instrument of service for sustainable development vision in the world, particular in Asean region.
"As we trail on creating a better world, scouts should be able to contribute by helping others and strengthening communities.", Cornwill said.
The scouts undergo 12 modules activity like Challenge Valley, Rappelling, Faith and Belief, Community Service and others. (John Cavin Sabonsolin)