Cagayan De Oro City Council
The Flores de Mayo (Flowers of May) blooms at her fullness leading all roads towards the 56th Annual National Council Meeting (ANCM) in Mambajao, Camiguin Province. Every wave that hits the beaches of the island rehearses to laugh their hearts out to welcome one and all to the majestic and enchanted paradise. Mt. Hibok-hibok is as tranquil and lethargic as ever. The view of the sunken cemetery not too far away from the lung-busting climb to the walkway of the old volcano awaits all nature trekkers. Click Read More.
The grandeur of the white island that exudes with eloquence prepares for another round of tourists visit across the crystal clear sea waters. The hot and cold springs continue to flow aware that they have to reach the sea to bring to fruition their usefulness. Every opportunity to welcome all Scouts to the island remains the foremost order of the day.
Coming to the annual national council meeting had become tedious for many who’ll be in attendance with the exception of six (6) unassuming delegates of Cagayan de Oro Council. For this year’s ANCM is a year to cherished with and be lost from one’s reality to be in this island paradise and accept a covetous Medal of Honor from the Boy Scouts of the Philippines.
Just a fortnight ago, while celebrating their annual Christmas party with the local council a call to serve gallantly is out of the question. Sendong send almost everyone on his path into its knees and trampled on everything that resist his madness and recklessness. With so little time to waste, every second counts – off they go and rescued many and the rest is history.
Endangering oneself to the point of being swept away by the madness is one true meaning of Service. The years of training as a Scout and putting everything on the line to serve is a fitting reminder for all good Scouts within the association.
For these men and woman of Cagayan de Oro Council one has to be above personal considerations to be able to serve. It would have been easier to stay at the comfort of one’s home than to risk one’s life. This group of awardees is a mixture of youth and experience.
Scout Mohammad Adel Roa - Gold Medal of Honor;
Eagle Scout Cliff Ian B. Salcedo – Silver Medal of Honor;
Eagle Scout Mark Ryan B. Obsioma - Bronze Medal of Honor;
Scouter Corazon M. Vios – Certificate of Commendation;
Scouter Arvin L. Vios – Certificate of Commendation;
Scouter Giovanni B. Cagurin, RN – Certificate of Commendation.
The Gallantry and Heroism Award will be conferred to the awardees during the National Court of Honor on 16 May 2012. The meritorious services rendered to Scouting during the onslaught of Sendong are a fitting reminder that heroes are always here to stay.
Scouting has been a part of our lives for the last 75 years and it has done so much to immortalize many men and women with pure hearts for selflessness. Many happy returns to the “Flores de Mayo” of Cagayan de Oro City Council. Scouts, Good Morning!