Our Cabana Friendship Session


Three Rangers from the Boundary Guiding Unit and one from Grand Forks were joined by two Pathfinders from Vancouver and two Guiders for an adventure in Mexico.

It started in Mexico City with a tour of the churches and then it was off to tour the Sun and Moon Aztec pyramids. This was a stunning site for a surprise ceremony presenting Kimberleigh Sheremeto with her Canada Cord and Kim Faminoff and Thao Atkinson with their Chief Commissioner’s Bronze Award.

Then it was off to Our Cabana with five GSUSA members from Texas and 29 members of Girlguiding UK from Scotland. After one night at the World Centre, the girls joined 100 Rangers from Guias De Mexico at the International Camp at Meztitla. The girls went caving, tackled the assault course, went abseiling or walked to Tepoztlan for shopping in the market and exploring. On the last night, the girls entertained the other campers with a hobby horse version of the musical ride.

After a night at Our Cabana, the travellers visited Taxco, Mexico’s silver city. After a Mexican fiesta at the world centre, the Canadians said good bye to their new American and Scottish friends and spent a night in Mexico City touring the markets and eating one last Mexican meal before flying home.