Photo story: Girl Scouts gather for annual tradition

EDWARDSBURG — Girl Scouts from Community 202 gathered together on Saturday, March 10, at the Hope United Methodist Church in Edwardsburg to experience, if only for a day, what it would be like to be a Girl Scout in another country.

The annual tradition, locally known as the “Tasting Tea,” and globally known as the “International Food Festival,” has brought girls together from both Cass and Berrien counties for more than a decade.

Angie Meltinos and her troup (#30770, Edwardsburg) hosted the event for the second year in a row.

“The goal for the girls is to learn what it would actually be like to be a Girl Scout in another part of the world,” Meltinos said. “To learn about their activities, culture and, of course, food.”

Each troup chose a country to represent. Many wore costumes, and everyone brought a food dish unique to their chosen country. Among the countries represented were Hungary, Africa and France.

While they learned about their counties, Girl Scouts worked together to make informational boards that explained a little about the countries they were representing, their language, some random facts, and some relevant Girl Scout interpretations

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