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2017年7月12日Message to support Girl Scouting

Ms. Sayuri Tai who is an athlete and member of national team of Japan for the 23rd Deaflympics was a Girl Scout. Ms. Tai sent us message to support and cheer for Girl Scouting.
Friends all over the world, please support Ms. Tai at the coming Deaflympics with us!

Athlete: Sayuri TAI

Ms. Sayuri Tai

Member of national team for Deaflympics 2017
Ex-member of troop 63 of Girl Scouts of Chiba

I was an athlete and in my best condition at early 20s. But, I got disease on my right ear and became hard to hearing. However, I did wanted to overcome the difficulty and devoted all my effort to the athletics aiming the world competition until I retired in 2009. Right after the retirement, my left ear got disease and I lived with hearing aid since then.

Once, I lost my dream and goal. Then, “Deaflympics” completely changed my life. I transferred to the deaf athletics just some months later of my encounter with Deaflympics. I had a vague dream to win at the competition, but the dream became clear when I had a baby girl. I hoped to win and bring back a gold medal for my daughter. At the last Deaflympics four years ago, I received a bronze medal. This year, I am keep training every day to challenge a gold medal.

I am an athlete of 100-meter hurdles. All athletes always have a goal. I consider well what I should do to reach the goal by myself, determine the programme of training, and implement it adopting circumstances. It is the skill I learnt and developed through Girl Scouting since I was in elementary school. Diverse experiences such as usual meetings, outdoor activities, various events, meeting with lots of friends/sisters and Leaders, empowered my capacity. Also “Be prepared”, the motto of Girl Scouting is always in my mind although the life style is changing through giving birth and raising my child.

My daughter is six years old now, and growing cheerfully in rich nature environment. I am surprised and moved everyday with her great sensitivity. I, of course, sometimes worry and embarrass for the first experience to raise children. At the same time, I am looking forward to grow myself as a mother thorough involving society and increasing experiences with my daughter.

July 2017, the 23rd Summer Deaflympics will be held in Samsun, Turkey. It is the competition for deaf athletes and we will communicate and exchange in international sign language and/or gestures with athletes from other countries. The original system of games and ceremony using visual information as alternated auditory information, such as starting with a light and waving hands instead of clapping, is fascinating.

In 2020, we will have Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo. Now, it is raising awareness and expanding interests to sports for disabled people in Japan. However, it is less known about the Deaflympics in Japan. I would like to contribute to raise awareness of Deaflympics and sports for disabled people through me and my friends’ play, lecture and events to experience deaf athletics.

2017年7月10日Messages for the victims of disaster caused by torrential rains in Kyushu, Japan

The torrential rain continued from 5th July 2017 caused a huge disaster in North of Kyushu in Japan.

On behalf of Girl Scouts of Japan, we would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the victims and people who are effected by this disaster.

We pray for the people working for recovery and reconstruction under difficult circumstances.

Girl Scouts of Japan

2017年5月25日Japan International Youth Event

Girl Scout of Japan extends a warm invitation to our Japan International Youth Event in September 2017. The event is open to young women of WAGGGS member aged 18- 25 years old as of 1 April 2017.
We are planning an exciting event and would like to have your young women to join us in Japan.


OBJECTIVES:To develop skills of leadership and facilitation for young women to build the better world as a leader with a global perspective.
EVENT: Japan International Youth Event
DATE: 13:00 Saturday 9th September to 10:00 Tuesday 12th September 2017
VENUE: Togakushi Girl Scout Center 3694-2 Togakushi Nagano Japan
Zip code:381-4101
It takes 3 hours from Tokyo by a bullet train and a bus. And then 20 minutes walk from the bus stop.
(To be Togakushi Girl Scout Center at 13:00, you need to take the bus 11:30 at Nagano station.)
THE MAXIMUM NUMBERS OF PARTICIPANTS: 30 (including Japanese members)
COST: JPY40,000
Costs include:

  • • all camp program
  • • accommodation checking in 9 September and checking out 12 September
  • • meals from dinner on 9 September to breakfast on 12 September
  • • scarf

Costs not included:

  • • air fares
  • • travel insurance
  • • transportations round trip between the airport and Togakushi Girl Scout Center
  • • any planned pre and/or post the event (including travel and food)
  • • visa fee

REGISTRATION: Due Date 26 June 2017
Please send the Accept in Principle form to

If you have any questions regarding the Japan International Youth Event, please feel free to contact us.

Further information will be sent after receiving the Accept in Principle form.

2016年4月21日Prayer for Ecuador

In response to Ecuador Earthquake, we would like to extend the heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the people of Ecuador over the serious earthquake. We pray for all of the people in the affected area.