Fun Team Building Activities For Adults
- Team building refers to a wide range of activities, presented to businesses, schools, sports teams, religious or nonprofit organizations designed for improving team performance.
- (Team-Build) The Howard S. Wright Companies are a group of affiliated companies united through a common heritage.
- (Team Builder) Achieve Team Builder status as soon as you help 2 personally enrolled representatives, one on the left sales team and one on the right sales team, create sales orders of at least 180 PSV.
- The Sport Ju-Jutsu system for adults is designed to give good and fun physical training in a modern form of martial art.
- (activity) any specific behavior; “they avoided all recreational activity”
- (activity) bodily process: an organic process that takes place in the body; “respiratory activity”
- The condition in which things are happening or being done
- A thing that a person or group does or has done
- (activity) action: the state of being active; “his sphere of activity”; “he is out of action”
- Busy or vigorous action or movement
- Playful behavior or good humor
- violent and excited activity; “she asked for money and then the fun began”; “they began to fight like fun”
- verbal wit or mockery (often at another’s expense but not to be taken seriously); “he became a figure of fun”; “he said it in sport”
- activities that are enjoyable or amusing; “I do it for the fun of it”; “he is fun to have around”
- Enjoyment, amusement, or lighthearted pleasure
- A source of this
CREAM April 2009
By MAFELOU C. LEAGOGO-AGRIAM
Photo by Albert Fajardo
When girls and young women join the Girl Scout Movement, a rich plethora of opportunities and experiences for character-building, youth development and community service is given to them. After all, the whole Girl Scouts of the Philippines (GSP) program is an intermingling of interactive activities for learning, fun, friendship and caring.
Girl Scouting is a worldwide movement for girls and women, age four to 21 years, and membership is voluntary. Girl Scouts are molded to become responsible, decisive, disciplined, useful and helpful, respected and respectful, thrifty and self-reliant individuals.
While girls are the movement’s primary focus, adult women volunteers also enjoy stimulating activities and/or hold important responsibilities to ensure that Girl Scouts activities and projects will equip their members with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop them into persons who will make a big difference in their homes, schools, communities and country.
The first troops in the Philippines were formed in 1918 by American servicemen stationed in various parts of the country. These they registered directly under the Girl Scouts of the USA. Soon after, more troops were organized in Davao (1918), Capiz (1926) and the Mountain Province (1928); several of which were formed by American missionaries.
Wartime heroine Josefa Llanes Escoda is the founder of the Girl Scout movement in the Philippines. She was sent to the United States and Britain for training on the scout movement for girls with the help of Joseph Stevenot of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines. Upon her return to the Philippines, she set up the Girl Scouts of the Philippines (GSP)along with Pilar Hidalgo-Lim and with the help of other civic organizations. On May 26, 1940, the GSP was chartered during the term of President Manuel L. Quezon.
The GSP was barely two years old when World War II broke out. But the chaotic and dangerous times then did not prevent the young women volunteers under Ms. Escoda to serve their country in the best way they could. They exemplified patriotism, bravery and sacrifice for countrymen. Among the courageous but risky activities they undertook were surreptitiously transmitting messages of families of war prisoners, compiling names and addresses of Filipino prisoners of war, collecting foodstuffs, medicines, used clothes, and feeding the poor, hungry and the jobless. In 1948, the Girl Scouts of the Philippines finally received its full membership with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.
Who qualifies to join the Girl Scouts, one may ask? There are five categories for membership: the Twinklers (4-6 years old) have mostly exploratory and discovery activities; Stars (6-9 years old) do interest-enhancing initiatives; Juniors (9-12) channel their energies to skills development; Seniors (12-15) render service to the community; and Cadets (15-21) undergo leadership-strengthening activities, explore career options and undertake community development actions. Girls with disabilities also qualify for regular troop membership in the movement.
How did the Iloilo Girl Scout came about? Girl Scouting in Iloilo started in the 30s when a lone troop was formed at the Central Philippine College (now Central Philippine University) by an American missionary, registering it promptly with the Girl Scouts of America. However, long before that troop was established, campfire girls were already in existence at the Iloilo High School (now Iloilo National High School) and the Central Philippine College.
Miss Helena Z. Benitez of the Philippine Women’s College- Manila and a charter member of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines paved the way to organizing a Girl Scout Council in Iloilo. Dona Mariquit Javellana-Lopez served as its first volunteer Council Chairman and Council President (1947-1949) with prominent and distinguished women of Iloilo as volunteers.
A team of national trainers then held a Basic Course orientation in Girl Scouting in Iloilo, attended by classrooms teachers from both private and public schools. Soon Girl Scout troops were organized with Manuela Amparo as Volunteer Council Executive. When the Iloilo Girl Scout was finally chartered in January 1950, Rosita Jara Mesa served as its Council President (1949-1957).Notably following in her foortseps were Atty. Simplicia Offemaria (1957-1963), Josefina Ruiz (1963-19680, Virginia Segovia (1968-1978), Judge Simplicia Medina (1978-1981), Ruth Tirol-Jarantilla (1981-1985), Atty. Evelyn Jiz (1985-1991), Emelina Masangkay (1991-1994), Anita Jamero (1994-2000), Braulia Cababasay (2000-2003), and once again Ruth Tirol-Jarantilla (2003-2009).
Noteworthy to mention are the charter members of the Iloilo Council who breathed life into the Iloilo Girl Scouts movement today: Rosita Jara Mesa, Atty. Simplicia Offemaria, Josefina Ruiz, Estela Penaflorida, Natalia Provido, Angeles Jalandoni,
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