At their last Daisy Troop meeting, Troop No. 62023 reached across the sea and helped a scout in need by folding origami paper cranes to send to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.


Origami cranes are a symbol of health and well wishes in the Japanese culture. The story goes, that if anyone makes 1,000 origami cranes, they will have a wish granted.


At their last Daisy Troop meeting, Troop No. 62023 reached across the sea and helped a scout in need by folding origami paper cranes to send to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Origami cranes are a symbol of health and well wishes in the Japanese culture. The story goes, that if anyone makes 1,000 origami cranes, they will have a wish granted.

The 10 Lake Ozark and Osage Beach first-graders who participated in the the troop folded more than 20 cranes, which were then dropped off at OshKosh at Osage Beach Premium Outlets.

OshKosh is running a nationwide campaign to help the children affected in Japan. For every origami crane turned in to OshKosh, the company will ship a child-sized article of clothing to Japan to help children in need. They are also shipping all of the origami cranes to the children as well.

Troop No. 62023 signed the wings of each of the cranes before dropping them off at OshKosh.

After Hurricane Katrina, the Japanese Girl Scouts sent origami cranes to the children in New Orleans.

“We are returning the sentiment,” troop leader Tina Phillips said.