Alano Regional Program and Training Center
It is a five hectare campsite situated in Toril, Davao City against the panoramic view of Mt. Apo. The camp was a Japanese property, a part of the Furukawa plantation. Davao Girl Scout Council lost no time in applying for it with the Board of Liquidators, so that one day it shall become an ideal place for nurturing young Filipinas to womanhood.
Away from the crowded metropolis, it is nestled among the evergreen trees where birds and flowers abound. It is surely a sanctuary for nature lovers.
The camp is named after Leni Alano Rivera, a deceased Charter member of the movement who hails from Mindanao . Leni Alano Rivera was greatly responsible for the passage of Commonwealth Act 542 chartering the Girl Scouts of the Philippines into a National Organization, she being the daughter of the late Congressman Juan Alano, who sponsored the bill in Congress.
The slow, yet steady development of Camp Alano , dates back from the time of its acquisition through the moving spirit of GSP life member, Atty. Felicidad C. Santos, who had been a Regional Chairman for a number of years.
As recorded in the history of the region other Regional Chairmen namely: Mrs. Aurora F. Masbad, Mrs. Soledad R. Duterte, Atty. Rosa S. Munda, Mrs. Leni A. Cabili, Fiscal Soledad A. Acaylar, Atty. Veronica D. Tirol, Mrs. Fe S. Llanos, Mrs. Norma Pereyras and presently Mrs. Lolita L. Garcia gave their all-out support for the continuing development of the center. Many have come to lend a helping hand; the Davao City Government agencies, Civic Organizations, the Commission on the Role of Filipino Women, Civic Spirited Citizens, and the general public.
Not to forget from among the long list of benefactors are the following: the former Regional Chaplain, Fr. Paul Guilbault who played a vital role in meeting the needs of the camp, be it spiritual or material, the former First Lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos, for the building of the Regional Training Center way back in 1976 and then Sen. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo now President of the Republic of the Philippines, for the P1,000,000.00 contribution from her Countryside Development Fund (CDF) thru the assistance of Department of Tourism, Region X for the completion of the 2-storey GSP dormitory (Phase I).
Past Regional Executive Directors namely: Miss Trinidad Sales, Miss Anita Caba, Mrs. Dulce Saavedra and Ms. Gloria E. Calotes were responsible for the camp development and its maximum utilization for program and training activities since acquisition.
Presently, Regional Executive Director, Mrs. Natividad A. Genargue continuously exerts efforts to maintain the beauty of this nature-blest camp and looks forward to its further development with the support of the Regional Committee and the newly created Alano Center Sub-Committee.
Today, Alano Regional Program and Training Center stands as a landmark in Davao City . While it has some modern architectural influences, it has retained its rustic touch. To the Girl Scouts, this center is a God-given paradise, where they come to camp together, to work, to play, to learn, to grow, to share and finally to serve.
We owe a debt of gratitude to all friends of scouting, but above all to God, the Creator who made all things possible for us.
Where Alano Regional Program and Training Center is:
The center is 18 kilometers away from Davao City proper. It will take a 30 minute ride from the city proper to reach Alano Center.
For further information about bookings and reservations you may e-mail, visit or contact:
MRS. NATIVIDAD A. GENARGUE
Regional Executive Director
Eastern Mindanao Region
Alano Regional Program and Training Center (Alano RPTC)
Daliao, Toril, Davao City , PHILIPPINES
Telephone : +63 (82) 291-0791 +63 (82) 291-0573
Fax : +63 (82) 291-0829