Schools Division Superintendents
Heads of Private and Public Secondary Schools
1. In order to further strengthen the Department’s co- curricular program towards the total and gender fair development of girls and young women, exemption from the Citizens Army Training (CAT) is hereby granted to qualified girl scouts.
2. The office, in coordination with the Girl Scouts of the Philippines, hereby releases the following revised rules on the exemption of Girl Scouts from Citizens Army Training (CAT) for the information and guidance of all concerned:
- Girl Scouts who have complied with the GSP Membership Requirements and who have completed work on at least two (2) badges in each of the 8- Point Challenge (a total of 16 badges) by the end of their third year high school may be exempted from Citizens Army Training.
- Exemption from CAT may be granted upon recommendation of the Girls Scouts of the Philippines’ Regional Executive Director and upon approval of the DECS Regional Director concerned.
- The attached form on the GSP Certification for CAT Exemption shall be accomplished by the Girl Scout Troop Leader and signed by the concerned Regional Executive Directors of GSP and DECS.
- Girl Scout leaders and school authorities shall monitor and ensure that Girl Scouts granted exemption from CAT undertake the following program:
DEC Order No. 30, s. 1974 – Exemption to Boy Scouts
MEC Order No. 49, s. 1979 – Revised Rules on the Exemption of Scouts
from CAT and basic Physical Education Requirements
MECS Order No. 17, s. 1985 – Citizens Army Training Guidelines
MECS Order No. 35, s. 1986 – Exemption to Senior Girl Scouts
DECS Order No. 106, s. 1998 – Revised Rules re Scouts Exemptions
5. Immediate dissemination of this DECS Order is desired.
Reference: DECS Order: (No. 106, s. 1998)
Allotment: 1—(D.O. 50- 97)
To be indicated in the Perpetual Index