After The Bell: Girl Scouts

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by CHRIS FLANAGAN / WFAA-TV

wfaa.com

Posted on January 6, 2010 at 8:08 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 1 at 7:13 PM

DALLAS - It's a small group that is big on singing.

Girl Scout Troop 931 and Troop 1706 come from two very different neighborhoods. One is from the inner city in South Dallas and the other from the affluent Highland Park.

They started meeting at the St. Anthony Community Center five years ago at the suggestion of Highland Park troop leader Teresa Mayfield as a way to bridge the two communities. It's a bridge that is often filled with laughter. 

"It's fun," Ja'Krystal Berry, 10. "Very, very, very, very fun."

"It's really cool to come back and see them," said Madison Mayfield, a Highland Park Girl Scout. "They're always like, 'Hi Madison,' and give me hugs."

In addition to collaborating with selling Girl Scout cookies, the girls also go on campouts.

Until the troops met up, many of the girls from South Dallas had never been camping before.

"It was awesome," said Chrystal Marshall, a 12-year-old from South Dallas. "At first I thought I was going to be like a city girl, be all perky. But, I saw another side to me I never saw before, and when I got there I was like real cool and calm."

 

 

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