Monday, May 26, 2014

Today in Philippine History: The Girl Scouts of the Philippines

MAY 26, 1940
The Girl Scouts of the Philippines (GSP) was chartered under Philippine Commonwealth Act No. 542 with a mission to help girls and young women realize the ideals of womanhood and prepare themselves for their responsibilities in the home, and to the nation, and the world community. Pilar Hidalgo-Lim and Josefa Llanes Escoda spearheaded the organization of a scouting movement for girls and asked the help of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines. In 1939, Escoda left for the U.S. and Great Britain to be trained and with the help of civic groups, the GSP was born. 

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