BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
Proclamation No. 39
SETTING ASIDE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, AS BOY SCOUTS DAY
Whereas, reposing special confidence in the devotion and efforts of a great number of patriotic volunteer leaders of the Boy Scout movement who are developing the youth of the Philippines to become men of character trained for citizenship;
Whereas, this great movement, with its affiliated programs of cubbing, scouting, sea scouting, and roving, is being promoted effectively among thousands of boys all over the Philippines for the purpose of developing Filipino patriotism and national unity in the citizens of the future; and
Whereas, the Boy Scout movement has developed a ten-year program coordinating its aims and objectives with those of the Commonwealth of the Philippines;
Therefore, I, Manuel L. Quezon, President of the Philippines, do hereby publicly commend the efforts of this movement and proclaim Saturday, February twenty-second, as Boy Scouts Day, and call upon all officials of the Philippine Government and the citizens of the Philippines to lend their active support in the development and extension of scouting for all boys everywhere, and in the proper observance of this day in all public and private schools.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Commonwealth of the Philippines to be affixed.
Done at the City of Manila, this eleventh day of February, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and thirty-six, and of the Commonwealth of the Philippines, the first.
(Sgd.) MANUEL L. QUEZON
President of the Philippines
By the President:
(Sgd.) LEON G. GUINTO
Under Sercretary of the Interior
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