I Was A Boy Scout

I was updating my Facebook account when I chanced upon the scouting photos of one contact. I found the photos really interesting particularly because I also was a scout when I was very little. Hehe. I could still remember that Friday was my most favorite day of the week because I got to wear my Cab Scout/Boy Scout uniform. I also could never forget that I thoroughly enjoyed marching and learning how to tie different types of knots.

After looking at my contact’s photos, I decided to get on my bike and go to the Boy’s Scout Camp in Capitol Hills. There were so many questions in my mind that I wanted to answer. Is the Boys Scout Camp still as spooky as it was when I was little? Is the huge huge swimming pool still alive? There was only one way to find out.

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Scouting photo when I was very little. LOL.

The road to the main marching quadrangle. Yes, it’s still spooky. Hehehe.

Camp Marina by you.

As I drove around the area, I remembered the past. I remembered the camp sites, the ghost stories, the fun, all the marching, the competitions, and the friendships. And most of all, I remembered the pool. The bruises, the missing slippers, the wet underwear. I remembered my childhood. I remembered it all.

Checking out the pool. I hope it’s still alive and kicking!

BSP Swimming Pool by you.

Wait. I sense movement. I sense life. Could it be… Haha.

BSP Swimming Pool by you.

Boy’s Scout of the Philippines Swimming Pool.

BSP Swimming Pool by you.

And indeed it still is alive! Hehehe.

BSP Swimming Pool by you.

Read the Notice. Basically, it’s open only on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays.

BSP Swimming Pool by you.

Rules and Regulations. The big pool is 4 to 5 feet deep. The wading pool is 2 feet deep.

BSP Swimming Pool by you.

Wow. Look at that! It still looks gorgeous!

BSP Swimming Pool by you.

Ahh. I missed this pool!

BSP Swimming Pool by you.

Dad and daughter enjoying the water.

BSP Swimming Pool by you.

Why is this kid crying?

BSP Swimming Pool by you.

The pool was ‘gigantic’ when I was a kid. Now, it doesn’t look that big. Hehehe.

BSP Swimming Pool by you.

Posing for the camera. Hehehe.

BSP Swimming Pool by you.

View of the two pools from the bleachers.

BSP Swimming Pool by you.

Always remember to take ‘GOOD’ shower before swimming.

BSP Swimming Pool by you.

Are you cold?

BSP Swimming Pool by you.

So, yeah. The pool is still alive and kicking. The Boys Scout Camp is still very spooky. The ‘pocket forest’ however is no longer that scary. And that house where Si Goat Da Wanderpul was shot? I couldn’t even remember where it stood exactly. The place is now filled with dozens of houses. Oh well, things do change. And that’s exactly why need photographs and memories. 🙂

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EXTRA

View of Cebu City. Wow. The Fuente Triangle looks really nice.

Cebu City Skyline by you.

Ultima Residences, Crown Regency, Midtown Hotel, Metrobank Plaza, and that one on the right – GV Tower Hotel near UC.

Cebu City Skyline by you.

Row housing in Oprra.

Oppra Cebu City by you.

Bagong Buhay Rehabilitation Center. You can actually see the inmates.

BBRC by you.

More housing projects.

Oppra Cebu City by you.

Houses on a hill.

Oppra Cebu City by you.