Boy Scouts of the Philippines National President Roberto M. Pagdanganan hailed the success of the just concluded online 64thth Annual National Council Meeting.
Participated in by 124 local councils and 10 Regions scattered all over the country, the ANCM was scheduled to be held May of last year but was called off due to restrictions on large face-to-face gathering due to the pandemic. The ANCM usually gathers around 600 to 800 participants if held on regular basis.
The virtual meeting managed to pull through without glitches from the opening on May 27 to the closing on May 29, where eight new members were elected to the National Executive Board, he said.
“This is the first time that a meeting of this magnitude and importance was held online. Reaching out to other members of the Council across the country is a feat in itself as it involved getting all the participants glued on the computers for the duration of the three-day event,” he said.
He said the online ANCM which was trimmed down, focused only on important events, like the report of the president and treasurer, announcement of winners of several searches for adult leaders, workshop on some strategic priority areas and election of eight members of the board.
The main hub of the event was the BSP headquarters in Manila where the staff set up computer terminals to accommodate online traffic coming from all over the country. The meeting was held using the zoom applications and backed up with other applications, to ensure the smooth flow of the program.
“I congratulate the staff of the national office headed by Sec. Gen. Rogelio S. Villa and Field Operations Division Director Sofronio Hontanosas and the various division heads and teams who worked hard to ensure success of the event,” he said. He said the next event to be held via zoom would be the election of new set of officers on June 15, where the new president and other positions would be elected.