By Angelo Parlove
The Saline Area Schools Board Of Education celebrated Girl Scout Week by asking local troop members to present the flag and lead the Pledge of Allegiance to open their March 14 meeting.
Local Girl Scouts Victoria Cantrell (7th grader), Anna Schafer (11th) and Sydney Dillon (8th), all Saline Area Schools students, posted the colors and led those gathered at the Liberty School Media Center for the board meeting in the pledge.
The three youths are members of the Saline Area Girl Scouts and Mackinac Island Honor Guard, which is the last scout service camp in operation in the United States. Members of the honor guard are invited to serve the Michigan Park Service and Governor at Mackinac Island each year, serving various duties, including raising and lowering the flag in ceremonies.
Cantrell, Schafer, Dillon and six other Saline girls will head to Mackinac Island the week of Labor Day 2017 to serve in the program. Every year as many as 12 Saline girls are chosen to participate in the program. “It’s not a vacation, but it’s fun,” said Kathy Van Buren, a girls scout volunteer in Saline for over 25 years.
Girls Scout Week was March 12-18 and this year celebrated the 105th birthday of Girl Scouts of the United States of America.