The Merit Badge Center was founded
to contribute to the education of our youth through Scouting.
Our purpose is to help Scouts and Scouters achieve their Scouting
goals. Often, we find ourselves on the receiving end and without
the help of other people, creating and maintaining this website
would have been impossible. We dedicate an extremely small portion
of our web space and bandwidth to the people who have lived to
symbolize the point of the Scout Law of being "A Scout
The Boy Scouts of the Philippines
For allowing us to publish and use
the Merit Badge requirements, logos, graphics, and other Boy
Scout propriety materials on this website.
A great friend from the Campus
Crusade for Christ in De La Salle University-Manila. She was
gracious enough to let me borrow her HTML book for the entire
summer of 1999 when I was starting to learn web developing
by myself. Currently she is actively involved with the ministry
of Campus Crusade for Christ within Metro Manila, particularly
with De La Salle University-Manila.
A dedicated Scouter who once served as a professional with the
Public Relations Division of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines.
Currently he is the Outfit Advisor of Ramon Magsaysay (Cubao)
High School Scouting Unit. Even before his involvement as a
professional in the BSP he has been an ardent supporter of
the use of the World-Wide-Web to benefit Scouting in the Philippines.
He was the driving force in reviving the Internet presence
of the BSP through an official website, which the BSP leadership
did not support, and in giving Filipino boys the opportunity
to join the Jamboree On The Internet. He continues on today
as a defacto ambassador of the Merit Badge Center, promoting
the website to whoever he meets.
Dr. Jacobb-Josephson Caones
He is a Doctor of Veterinary
Medicine from the University of the Philippines-Los Baños.
He is a fellow Scouter. A fellow Wood Badge, an Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts
of America, Arrowman with the honor of Brotherhood, and has
the Fourth Degree exemplification from the Knights of Columbus.
He served as the charter Public Relations officer for the
Eagle Scout Association of the Philippines (ESAP) in Luzon,
then president of the ESAP Luzon 2 chapter. He also served
as an executive board member of the Quezon City Council of
the Boy Scouts of the Philippines. He
diligently typed all the Merit Badge Requirements from the
Advancement and Merit Badge Handbook into HTML encoded files
and graciously housed the Merit Badge Center into his own
web space until we found our permanent home. Currently, he
is the Institutional Scouting Committee Chairman for Grace
Christian High School in Quezon City, a captain of industry
managing his own business, and completing his Certificate
of Teaching Program at the Philippine Normal University.
He is a very loyal Scouter, so loyal that he endured six years
of cruel and unusal discrimination of the Boy Scouts of the
Philippines who blatantly refused to award him his wood badge
beads despite completely all the requirements.
Pastor Leonides T. Son
He is currently the National Training Commissioner of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines. He is a minister who has never
ceased to show his faith in God. He has been instrumental in
spreading the website to Scouters in training and have shared
many of his resources to others through this website and other
means. He is responsible in computerizing much of the handouts
for the Basic Training Course for Troop Leader (available on
this site) and other training materials within his council.
The optimist. The brains behind
Badge Research Center that serves the members of the Boy
Scouts of America. I hold this guy responsible for starting
I have never met this guy and have never corresponded with him
at all. But he is responsible for the fabulous graphic arts
of advancement and position badges available for download on
this website. His works which he shared to Leonides T. Son
found its way to this website and shared to thousands of Scouts
on the Internet. He is from Manila Council.
Sir Roman Sirilan III
The only person that I have referred
to as My Scoutmaster. He is responsible for making me decide
to join Scouting when I was in high school. Since then, he was
the driving force behind my career in Scouting. I am an Eagle
Scout and a Wood Badge because of his guidance.
An energetic Scouter who once served as the defacto Public Relations
person of the Merit Badge Center by kick-starting the word
about the existence of the website. This guy was more excited
about the website than I was. He is a university professor
in Manila and often rub shoulders with the Boy Scouts of the
Philippines leadership. He was the adviser to the Ten Outstanding
Boy Scouts of the Philippines Association (TOBSPA). I've lost
contact with this person, so until we meet again.
The Scouts and Scouters of the Philippines
For your continued support, words
of encouragements, and must appreciated recognition.