DAVAO DEL NORTE, May 26 (PIA) - - Tagum City Mayor Allan Rellon conveyed recently the city government’s intention to host the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) National Jamboree on October this year.
During the BSP National Council Convention on May 20-22 at Big 8 Corporate Hotel, Tagum City, Mayor Rellon declared that the City Government of Tagum is 100% ready to host the national scouting jamboree and to welcome its around 10,000 participants.
In a video presented by Mayor Rellon, the jamboree will take place in the 31-hectare Energy Park in Brgy. Apokon, which was also the venue of the BSP One Mindanao Jamboree last year.
According to the video, the energy park features a challenge valley for endurance activity, huge arena for congregation venue, and gazebos for lectures, including three building for comfort rooms, aviary section and city nursery.
The video added that the some of the rooms of the Tagum City National Trade School, which was just adjacent to the energy park, can be used as billeting quarters.
The city government also offered the 31-hectare Botanical Garden in Brgy. Magdum, Hijo Forest in Brgy. Madaum and Liboganon River for trekking and other fun activities.
As to security and safety, Rellon said that the systems were in place as being attested by the different national activities held in Tagum City like the Palarong Pambansa.
“The security and contingency plans used during the recently held Palarong Pambansa will be still be in place for the scouting jamboree,” he said.
Rellon added that the jamboree will make Tagum known to the Philippine and to the world in the field of scouting.
“Of course, Tagum will be known to comply with national and international standard on holding scouting jamboree,” he stated.