By Liezelle Soriano
Photo courtesy by Journal News Online
MANILA — As she was formally conferred as the “Chief Girl Scout,” First Lady Liza Marcos vowed to help shape the mental, emotional, and social qualities of young women.
The First Lady recognized the Girl Scouts of the Philippines (GSP) for tirelessly delivering its mission to “prepare young women for their responsibilities in the home, the nation, and the world community,” the OPS said on Thursday.
“As the First Lady of the Philippines, I have been designated as the Chief Girl Scout of the Philippines. It is a title that I will truly be proud of… not only because of its meaningful history but more so because it will allow me to help our young women cultivate the same values that I learned when I was a Girl Scout in school,” Marcos said.
The First Lady also expressed her commitment to contributing to nation-building.
“As part of the GSP movement, I am committed to helping shape our young women’s mental, emotional and social qualities. I will strive to help our environment and do my part in nation-building. Together, we will achieve these goals,” she said.
The GSP was formalized in May 1940 through Commonwealth Act No. 542. There are 800,000 girl scouts in the country based on 2017 data. (ai/mtvn)