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“Scouting Education for Life” 2017 Joint Troup Leaders Training Camp for Expat Scouts

Posted on Monday the 06th of November 2017

Last October 26-28, 2017, the Qatar Scouts and Guides Association of Doha, State of Qatar, headed by Dr. Paulita D. Pal, PSD Expat Scouts Leader, and Ms. Melissa R. Montayre, PSD School Scouts Coordinator, held the 2017 Joint Troup Leaders Training Camp for Expat Scouts at the Marina Sports Camp, Al Khor, with the theme "Scouting Education for Life".

The training camp was attended by scouters and trainers from various participating schools such as Philippine School Doha, Birla Public School, Middle East Education Society Indian School, Shantiniketan Indian School, Bangladesh Mashoor-ul-Haque Memorial High School and College, and Ideal Indian School.

It was a weekend full of fun and learning for both the scouters and the trainers. The scouters were distributed into five different patrols namely Lawin, Agila, Kuwago, Maya, and Peacock.

Day 1, Thursday, of the camp was allotted on Scouting Essentials, Troop Organization, Patrol Grouping, Patrol Flag Making facilitated by PSD Scouters Mike Roca, Jojo Soterol, Vincent Go, Dr. Noemi Formaran, and Dr. Rowena Sagayadoro while Camp Lay-out, Menu Plan, and Kapers Chart Making was facilitated by scouters Jerosam Samonte and Lolita Alicaya.

Day 2, Friday, of the camp was fully maximized training the scouters on First Aid, Safety and Emergency Preparedness conducted by Dr. Julius Edrosalam, William Mejia, and Marijo Manalastas while Lashing, Back Wood Engineering sessions were facilitated by Scouters Jojo Soterol, Vincent Go, and Robert Jacob, Compass Boxing and Trail Signs under trainers Joseph Jacob and Mike Roca, Camp Cooking with Lolita Alicaya and Maide Acosta, and lastly, Scout Age Lecture, Action Planning, Scout Games/Challenges, and the most anticipated Campfire Presentation by Scouters Mike Roca, Jojo Soterol, Dr. Noemi Formaran, and Ryzz Hortel. The campfire was highly-anticipated as it showcased the output and collective work of all five patrols. It was a night full of laughter, dancing, and singing, punctuated by the well-applauded Mr. and Ms. Campfire which required the contestants to wear costumes from recycled materials.

Day 3, Saturday, served as a synthesis for the entire three-day camp wherein Scout's Own, Parade, Camp Inspection, and Awarding and Scout Benediction were conducted.

Overall, it was an exhausting yet fulfilling weekend. The scouters were able to equip themselves with necessary scouting trainings and seminars that are essential in preparation for the PSD Scouts Camp on November 23-25, 2017 and the Expats Scouts' Jamboree in January 2018.