To live is to serve: Walk through the journey of a Boy Scout and Church Volunteer - Voice Of The Youth Network


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20 Aug 2021

To live is to serve: Walk through the journey of a Boy Scout and Church Volunteer

For some men, scouting may give them a different sense of pride. But for Vince Dylan Visey, he prefers to be seen as a “kuya” or an older brother to his fellow scouts who will be viewing him as a role model. This was what he shared during an interview on “Bilib kami sa’yo!” segment of Voice of the Youth Network Live, last February 6, 2021 with Papalem, Delikate Voice, Vibryant Voice and The Golden Voice. 

Vince’s initiative and dedication are highly exhibited through his academic and extracurricular activities, as well as community service. He was a former Division Federated SSG President at his previous school, San Pablo City Integrated Science High School, and an active member of their church organization. 

In 2019, Vince was awarded as one of the Ten Outstanding Boy Scouts of the Philippines. It is currently the largest and most prestigious scouting event organized by the BSP and is attended by thousands of participants every year. The awardees are selected based on their educational and community service achievements, as well as their capacity for leadership.

It’s no secret that plastic pollution is destroying the oceans; harming the many creatures who call it home and the beauty that lies beneath it. That is how Vince’s advocacy of "Say No to Plastic", and "Conquer the Ten Outstanding Boy Scouts  (TOBS)" came to be.

According to him, he was hesitant to join at first because at that time, he was only a Grade 12 student who was busy preparing for college entrance examinations. Nevertheless, he decided to take on the risk as he feared that he could lose the chance. 

On the presentation of his advocacy, Vince actually did not prepare anything in advance as he wasn’t expecting it. In spite of the unexpected situation, being the brave man that he is, [name] moved forward and finished a powerpoint presentation within the nick of time. 

“Kasi yung mga kalaban ko n'un meron talaga silang powerpoint. Nadiscourge ako dun kasi ako lang talaga yung wala. And 'yung aking [inaudible] siya lang talaga 'yung nagsabi sakin na sige kaya mo yan gawin natin. And yun nagbigay siya ng points and then mga slides and ayun nagawa naman namin siya.”, Vince said. 

Moreover, despite the ongoing pandemic, Vince is still an active member of their church organization wherein they continue to share the word of God, in a rather resourceful way.

“Napakahirap kase online lahat ng kailangang gawin. Nagkaroon pa rin kami ng opportunity. God is making a way for us na makapag reach out sa kabataan at ibang tao by using Zoom or online youth fellowship. Meron kaming online youth fellowship na ginagawa every Sunday, 1 pm… We prepare games, lessons and of course yung word of God.”, he added.

Indeed, when you volunteer, you feel blessed in assisting others. Knowing that you are making a difference in their life can improve your self-worth and self-esteem, as it can make you feel that you have purpose in life. Being able to make them feel better can also make you feel proud and fulfilled according to God’s will. 

Vince reminds, “Always look on the brighter side… Always see yourself as beautiful kasi kung hindi mo titignan ang sarili mo as maganda ka or gwapo ka or hindi mabu-build yung confidence mo talaga para sa ibang tao…Huwag mong gawin para saibang  tao, and of course gawin mo kung kanino dine-dedicate ito at of course for me, I believe that is for God.”

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