Chinese scouting unit visiting from Shanghai, China

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This summer, Ransburg had a troop from Shanghai stay for a week. I got to talk to them and take pictures with them.

Their English was very impressive. They were all very friendly.

I asked each one their names. They gave me very American names. One boy bashfully introduced himself as “Samantha.” I think he had taken a lot of ribbing for his choice of names. I told him that it was very “creative.” His leaders liked this description.

Then I had them introduce themselves with their Mandarin names. I am ashamed to say that I could not begin to repeat them back.

Scouting lives up to being a Messenger of Peace.

Messenger of Peace

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