Following the devastating tragedy in Japan, several troops of Girl Scouts in El Dorado County came together to send an expression of friendship to their sister Girl Scouts in Japan.
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Girls from five different troops (and a few supportive brothers) met at Holy Trinity School to work toward their goal of folding 1,000 origami cranes.
The significance of the 1,000 cranes comes from the children’s book “Sadako,” the true story of a Japanese girl who lost her battle with leukemia when she was 11 years old.
Sadako’s story has become a symbol of peace has inspired people to give gifts of 1,000 cranes. The Girl Scouts of Japan made and mailed thousands of these cranes to the United States as an expression of peace and friendship after the Sept. 11, tragedy. In the midst of Japan’s tragedy, these girls would like to do the same.
At the March 24 joint Girl Scout meeting, they learned how and folded 324 cranes. Several girls took origami paper home to continue the endeavor.
Girl Scout troops 1228, 1283, 356 and 850.