The BSP was chartered under Philippine Commonwealth Act No. 111 on October 31, 1936. Its predecessor was the Philippine Council chartered by the Boy Scouts of America in 1923 through the work of Filipino, American, and Chinese businessmen and interest groups.
The BSP offers the following programs:
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Scouting history of the Philippines can be traced back to the American occupation of the islands. The first documented formation of a scout troop in the island was that of the Lorillard Spencer troop of Zamboanga formed in 1914 by a U.S Navy Lieutenant named Sherman Kiser.
Sherman Kiser was initially assigned to escort an American charity worker by the name of Caroline Spencer in Sulu. Mrs. Spencer saw how Filipino boys can benefit from scouting and discussed her ideas with Kiser. This suggestion was natural for Mrs. Spencer as her son Lorillard Spencer was quite active in Scouting in the United States, hence the name of the troop. Kiser was reassigned however to Zamboanga, but he followed-through with Mrs. Spencer's suggestion and formed a Scout troop composed of young Muslim boys. Upon learning of the formation of a new troop, Mrs. Spencer sent monetary support to purchase uniform and construct a headquarters.
More troops were organized through the years, mostly organized by American missionaries and servicemen in the island. The growing number of scouts was the reason why the Rotary Club of Manila wrote to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in New York. The letter was a request to formalize Scouting in the Philippines starting with Manila.
In 1923, the Philippine Council, BSA was formed. The new council was initially funded through the help of various civic-organizations namely: the YMCA, Knights of Columbus, Masons, Elks, Filipino and Chinese Chambers of Commerce, the U.S. Army, the Catholic and Protestant churches, and the American Legion.
1933, the Philippine's first participation in an international Scouting event. The Philippine Council sent delegates to the 4th World Scout Jamboree in Budapest, Hungary, as part of the American contingent.
1936, the Boy Scouts of the Philippines was founded by virtue of Commonwealth Act 111 signed by President Manuel L. Quezon. The charter members are Joseph E. Stevenot, Jorge B. Vargas, Carlos P. Romulo, General Vicente Lim, Judge Manuel Camus, Arsenio N. Luz, and Gabriel Daza.
1997, the 2nd World Scout Parliamentary Union held in Manila.
Ranks of KAB Scouting:
Scouts must earn the Membership Badge prescribed for the program they belong prior to working on the ranks.
Ranks of Boy Scouting:
Ranks of Senior Scouting:
Ranks of KAB Scouting: