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Ten Outstanding Boy Scouts of the Philippines

Source: Murice Albert Figueras (TOBS2002). Medallion scan by Joshua C. Young (TOBS2006).

TOBSPAThe search for the Ten Outstanding Boy Scouts of the Philippines (TOBSP) was conceived in 1989 by the late Education Secretary and BSP National President Isidro D. Cariño as one of the avenues to propagate his values educaiton program.

The search aims to give due recognition to the most outstanding Scouts who epitomize sterling qualities of school and community leadership, academic excellence, and good moral conduct, thereby serving as role models to the youth.

The quest starts at the council level where Scouts contend to participate in the regional eliminations and to eventually represent his region in the national finals in Manila. After a thorough scrutiny of the candidates' credentials, they undergo rigid interview with a distinguished panel of judges. Criteria for judging include leadership potential, non-academic awards and recognition, academic proficiency, personality, and verbal communication.

TOBS MedallionSearch Guidelines

  • The search is open to Boy Scouts who are Filipino citizens, currently registered, and must be in his third year or fourth year in high school.
  • The search will be conducted on district/area, local, regional, and national levels. Search must start from the district/area level to involve greater number of Scouts.
  • Selection Committees from District/Local Council/Regional are composed of:
    • DepEd Director/Superintendent/Supervisor;
    • Program Commissioner;
    • Training Commissioner;
    • President of Any Civic Organization; and
    • A Representative from the Sponsor.*
  • The National Board of Judges are composed of the TOBS Committee with members from the:
    • National Executive Board of the BSP;
    • DepEd;
    • The Sponsor*; and
    • The Ten Outstanding Boy Scouts of the Philippines Association (TOBSPA).
  • Each region is allocated a number of candidates they are allowed to send into the national finals, this allocation will depend on the size of their youth membership.
  • Criteria:
    • Performance:
      • Community Service
      • Scholastic Achievements
      • Scouting Participation
    • Character:
      • Living up to the Scouting Ideals
      • Observance of Religious Obligations
    • Interview:
      • Communication Skills
      • Personality
  • Scouting advancement is only a part of the criteria and will not be the only basis for a Scout to be named "Outstanding". Community Service and Scholastic Achievements bear weight.
  • Winners of the search are presented the TOBS medal, cash, and scholarship during the national awarding ceremonies. No less than the BSP National President awards the Ten Outstanding Boy Scouts. They automatically are inducted as members of the TOBSPA.

For more information, visit the TOBSPA website.

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*Coca-Cola Export Corporation has been the sole sponsor of the search since 1998.


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