Find a Troop Special Opportunity Awards

International Friendship Recognition Pin (Girl Scout Troop)

  • 1.

    Make new friends with persons of your host country.

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      Get acquainted with someone (about your own age if possible) of the country in which you are living. Learn to greet your friend in her (or his) language. Invite your friend to your home to meet your family. Visit your friend’s home if you are invited.

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      Start your Memory Book by taking a picture of your friend. Below the picture, add these facts: name, address, telephone. List your friend’s hobbies and interests; add to the list as you get to know her (or him) better.

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  • 2.

    Learn about your host country and its people through its language.

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      Learn to use words, phrases, and sentences in the language of your host country. Practice these with your friend. In turn, teach these words in English to her (or him).

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      Learn a song, game, and/or singing dance in the language of your host country. Choose ones that have special meaning in the life of the people.

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  • 3.

    Learn about your host country and people through its customs and culture.

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      Learn about three holidays celebrated in your host country and find out why they are celebrated. Try to attend one with your friend.

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      Find out about the daily life of persons your age in your host country. How do they dress? How do they help at home? What do they do in school and in their free time?

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      Attend a concert, play, puppet show, or other such event or visit a museum or exhibition that will help you understand more about the country in which you are living.

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  • 4.

    Learn about your host country through its history and geography.

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      Get a map of your host country. Each time you visit a new place, locate and circle it on the map. Include the capitol and places you visited before you got the map.

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      Draw or find a picture of the flag of your host country. Explain the meaning of the colors and symbols.

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  • 5.

    Help people of your host country understand us and our country.

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      Invite your friend to participate in celebration of a USA holiday. On a map of the USA, point out to your friend places you and members of your family have lived and visited. Show her or him pictures of these places if you can.

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      Discuss with your host country friend differences and similarities between your two countries.

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  • 6.

    Learn about the girl scout guide movement in your host country.

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      Find out about Girl Scouting/Guiding in your host country. What do their uniforms look like? What insignia do they wear? How are their Promise and Laws similar to ours? If possible have some personal contact with the Girl Scouts/Guides of your host country or another country.

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  • 7.

    Put into action a Girl Scout’s Promise to be useful and help others.

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      Help new girls in your troop or community adjust to living in your host country. Tell them about the way of life of the people and assist them in learning how to live in a new country. Share with them your memory book.

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