Monday, August 15, 2011

To India and Back With Las Vegas Girl Scouts

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that local Girl Scouts spent 19 days in India last month helping women and children learn about health, hygiene and nutrition while participating in other community projects.

The group traveled through Mumbai, New Delhi, Jaipur and Pune and toured the Taj Mahal, built as a monument of love from emperor Shah Jahan in the 1600s to his wife, who died during childbirth.

"There are marble and stone etchings all over the building," one Girl Scout said. "You miss that in pictures. It's different than what you see on the Internet and in movies. We got to touch it and walk in it."

The scouts spent time at a safe place home for women and children and helped paint a common room inside the building. The group discussed literacy awareness, building beautification and worked on self-esteem projects.

Have you traveled abroad with Girl Scouts?