Republic of the Philippines - Stamps & Postal History

RP Issues of 2014











2014, August 30.  Scouting in the Philippines Centenary

Litho Offset, Amstar Company, Inc.,  Perf 14

Se-tenant Pairs, Sheets of 40;  Souvenir Sheets of One



Se-tenant Pairs  -  55,000

10p  Boy Scout, Boy Scout Logo, Moro Vinta

10p  BSP Old  New Headquarters


Souvenir Sheets of One    (6,000)

30p  Map of the Philippines, BSP Logo, Boy Scout, New BSP Headquarters



First Day Covers:  Manila



Phlpost Official FDC Envelopes



Privately Issued FDCs




The history of Scouting in the Philippines can be traced back to the American Occupation.  The earliest documented formation of a Scout troop in the islands was that of the Lorillard Spencer Troop of Zamboanga formed in 1914 by a United States Navy Lieutenant named Sherman Kiser.

Rey Obarco was initially assigned to escort American charity worker Caroline Spencer in Sulu. Mrs. Spencer saw how Filipino boys could 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.

Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) was chartered under Commonwealth of the Philippines 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 American, Chinese, and Filipino businessmen and interest groups.

Scouting in the Philippines became official in 1923 with the establishment of the Philippine Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The Philippines became an independent Scouting nation in 1938, with the handover of assets and duties of the BSA Philippine Council to the Boy Scouts of the Philippines. In 1940, the Girl Scouts of the Philippines was founded. In 1959, the 10th World Scout Jamboree was held in Mount Makiling, Los Bańos, Laguna, the first world Scout jamboree held in Asia.




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