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NMI Girl Scouts receive Junior Ranger badge

THE NMI Girl Scouts on Saturday received their first badge — the Junior Ranger badge — from the National Park Service.

For the past three Saturdays, the Girl Scouts have been visiting American Memorial Park and other historical sites on island.

Troop leader and 2019 Miss Marianas Shannon Sasamoto joins the Girl Scouts in pulling out weeds at  American Memorial Park on Saturday. Troop leader and 2019 Miss Marianas Shannon Sasamoto joins the Girl Scouts in pulling out weeds at American Memorial Park on Saturday.

“It is important for the Girl Scouts to learn about their local history and the environment — it is also important for them to begin service learning at a young age,” Guam and Saipan National Parks Superintendent Barbara Alberti said in an interview.

On Aug. 10, the Girl Scouts held their first outdoor activities at American Memorial Park where they learned about the history of Saipan and Tinian during World War II. They also learned about the different species that are native to the island.

The Girl Scouts learned how to take care of the  environment by helping to keep American Memorial Park clean.The Girl Scouts learned how to take care of the environment by helping to keep American Memorial Park clean.

Guam and Saipan National Parks Superintendent Barbara Alberti talks to the Girl Scouts about the importance of caring for the environment and knowing the history of the islands.Guam and Saipan National Parks Superintendent Barbara Alberti talks to the Girl Scouts about the importance of caring for the environment and knowing the history of the islands.

In addition, “they did some activities where they learned about the park service and our mission here,” Alberti said.

The Girl Scouts’ second outdoor activity took place on Aug. 17 when they visited the Last Command Post, Suicide Cliff and Banzai Cliff.

The NMI Girl Scouts received their Junior Ranger badges on Saturday at the Visitor Center of American Memorial Park.  Photos by Lori Lyn C. LirioThe NMI Girl Scouts received their Junior Ranger badges on Saturday at the Visitor Center of American Memorial Park. Photos by Lori Lyn C. Lirio

On Saturday, Aug. 24, the Girl Scouts were back at American Memorial Park to conduct a cleanup activity.

NMI Girl Scouts president Tania David said they are also willing to do their part in taking care of the environment.