bspTACLOBAN CITY, Oct. 3 (PNA) — The Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) Leyte Council launched its peace promotion drive as part of the observance of the Boy Scout month in a kick-off ceremony held at the Luntad Elementary School in Palo, Leyte Thursday.

Fritz Pelicano, field scout executive, said part of the celebration are other activities like the Centennial Peace Torch & Baton Relay, a tradition they started century ago where they will pass on the peace torch and baton to the near city.

Carrying the theme “Peace and Development through Scouting,” this year’s scouting month celebration’s main objective is to promote peace in Leyte particularly after the wrath of Yolanda (Haiyan).

He said that the ceremony will help bring back the interest and activeness of the youths to support scouting advocacies such as civic activities, discipline and strong will.

“Boy scouts are learning by doing. Our activities are composed of 75 percent adventure and 25 percent lecture,” he said.

Another activity readied for this month’s activity is the Invitational Peace Jamboree in Palo’s Candahug village on October 17-20.

Leyte scouts will also join the 11th National Rover Moot, which will be held in Pagadian City on October 23-29.

Aside from these activities, the office of the BSP in Leyte has already started conducting training for the future leaders last July that will end the next month. (PNA)