BOY SCOUTS OF THE PHILIPPINES - CEBU COUNCIL
Nature/Ecology: Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts
Cebu City & Mandaue, All Cebu Province
To encourage Scouting traditions & raise the Scouting skills & individual character building.
To enable as many boys as possible to participate in the Scouting Experience in Cebu Province.
When the present set of officers of the Council Executive Board assumed office after a reorganization of the Council in 1988, they were faced with these 3 pressing problems:
Relocation of the office after it was demolished to pave way for the construction of the Regional Office of the Central Bank
Raise funds for the operational expenses of the Council
Raise funds for the construction of a new Headquarters building
A very successful 1988 Raffle Draw enabled the Council to pay off its financial obligations with its employees, its suppliers and still generated enough funds for operational expenses.
In 1992 we introduced the Corporate Sustaining Membership Drive – whereby Corporate Members pay a membership fee of 5,000.00 pesos and are given a number of priviledges. The first year’s fund drive generated an income of almost 1,000,000 pesos. The following year the target donors were expanded to include local government units – and the City and Province of Cebu gave 200,000 pesos each. This did not include the contributions given by the component cities and municipalities of the province. The proceeds of the fund drive were deposited as a Trust Fund/Building Fund.
In 2005 a new Headquarters building was completed on a 455 square meter property at the corner of Tres de Abril and Natalio Bacalso Avenue, Cebu City. The property cost P 3 million & the building & its improvements cost P 14 million.
In 2007 the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Incorporated ( RAFI ) offered to renovate the third floor of the office to a Training Room with a state-of-the-art audio video equipment with a budget of P 1 million. That work is under construction.
Though the Cebu Council has succeeded in raising funds for its buildings, the fund drive continues – with the objective to raise funds for OPERATIONS.
In 2006 the Council had over 80,000 member Boy Scouts in Cebu Province.
Name: Buena Romero, Executive Director
Address: Corner of N. Bacalso Avenue & Tres Abrill St, Cebu City
Landline: 32- 261-1402 or 32-418-6258