Several Girl Scout troops in Morton Grove, Illinois recently honored their mothers during a high tea party.
“We wanted to host an event that would be fun and teach the importance of respecting and serving our mothers by having the girls take part in serving their mothers at the event,” said troop leader Jill Alali. “This is such an important practice within our Muslim faith and one we thought also aligned with the Girl Scout values of being of services to others.”
More than 80 Girl Scouts and their mothers attended the ceremony at Morton Grove Campus Banquet Hall. In addition to serving tea to their mothers, the girls presented them with gifts and cards.
“From a very young age, children are taught the high value of family relationships and that the best among us are those who are of service to their parents and others,” Alali explained. “We should want for ourselves last and put the needs of our parents and loved ones ahead of our own. Through this selflessness, one finds humility and hence, closeness with God and contentment in life.”
The Girl Scouts also treated guests to a surprise Nasheed performance about the unique bond between mothers and daughters.
“It meant a lot to me being with my mom being thankful for her,” said Aman Mahmood, a 10-year-old Girl Scout Junior.
Check out the video below from CBS Chicago to learn more about the special event: