Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Girl Scout Swap Focuses on International Friendship

In Marine City, Michigan, Girl Scouts made tokens of friendship to trade with Girl Guides to promote international friendship.

The Times Herald reports that more than 800 Girl Scouts and 500 Girl Guides turned out at the International River Crossing recently. While exchanging swaps was the main activity, girls also could visit various booths around the park to get their face painted, build bird houses or create crafts.

Jan Robertjohn, of Macomb Township, a volunteer director on the International River Crossing Committee, said the event began with a chance meeting 44 years ago when a troop of Girl Scouts ran into a Girl Guide unit at a park in Point Edward, Ontario. The annual event has grown since then, Robertjohn said.

Do you have any friends abroad?