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Girl Scouts in Japan receive 'Good Deed' citation at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo: Girl Scouts from an Army installatio...

Girl Scouts in Japan receive 'Good Deed' citation at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo: Girl Scouts from an Army installatio...

TOKYO (May 30, 2012) -- Girl Scouts from an Army installation in Japan were recognized May 26, at the site of the country's largest Shinto shrine for aid they provided to children displaced by the earthquake and tsunami that struck here last year. Three representatives from the Girl Scouts at Camp Zama accepted a citation from the Japan Good Deed Association during a ceremony held at the Meiji Shrine, located in the capital city's Shibuya ward. The Scouts' nomination for the award came as a result of a donation initiative known as "Operation Backpacks," which they organized just weeks after the dual natural disasters devastated much of Japan's northeast coast in March 2011. The program involved the collection of essential items -- new clothes and blankets, snack foods, hygiene items, new or gently used toys, stationary items -- that were sent in backpacks to the estimated ...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/80726/Girl_Scouts_in_Japan_re...

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