YCIS Girl Scouts and Brownies

On Saturday March 9th and Sunday March 10th, Yew Chung Girl Scouts visited Beiyaowan to take part in activities with the migrant children. This activity was part of a Girl Scouts program focused on teaching the girls about community awareness and helping others. Girl Scouts teache children core values on how to be a better person, how to make a difference in the community, and the environment. It also teaches children the skills needed to become a leader. As part of the program, the girls are required to bake their own cookies, sell them to the community for 10 RMB a bag. Each bag contains 3 cookies. The Girl Scouts then used the money to buy arts and crafts and sports supplies for the Beiyaowan Migrant Center. In addition,the girls also conducted a toy drive. Some of the toys were distributed when the girls visited and some of the toys will be used at the end of the year Christmas party.

On Saturday, girls from the Brownie troop number 5872 and Junior troop number 5873 brought presents and snacks to share with the children.The girl scouts, age 7 to 11, played basketball, skipped with a rope, and played tag in the warm spring weather. After several hours of activities, the children gathered together and had group introductions. The girl scouts then handed out cookies and gifts to the children. The girl scouts also provided many arts and craft supplies which will be used at future events.

On Sunday, girl scouts from Daisy troop number 5871 came for a second round of activities. The girls, age 5 – 7, had to endure cooler weather, but still had a great afternoon filled with arts and crafts, skipping with the rope, and freeze tag. After several hours, the girl scouts and parent volunteers handed out homemade cookies and fruit plates. More than 80 migrant children patiently waited in line to get a taste of the delicious homemade desserts.

Many of the children became good friends and promised to keep in touch and comeback to visit later in the year.