By Tracey Tousley

From staff reports

Seventeen Girl Scouts from Cullins-Lakepointe Elementary School in Rowlett traveled back in time to the 16th century as they attended Scarborough Faire on Sunday.

The girls and five of their troop leaders arrived for the opening ceremony where the girls were welcomed by a band of gypsies and made honorary members of their clan.

The scouts met up with their guide, Lt. Annamae MacGregor of the Queen's own highland regiment. MacGregor adopted each scout into her clan and presented them with tartan sashes.

After a sword fighting demonstration, the scouts were able to watch a bladesmith make a dagger.

Each scout then had an opportunity to ride an elephant or a camel before it was time to prepare for the parade.

The girls were able to watch the first part of the parade and then fell in line with the Ladies Battalion of the Queen's Own Highlanders for the remainder of the parade.

The scouts were cheered on by participants and patrons alike. At the end of the parade, the regiment made a sword arch for the Scarbrough Faire royalty, which included Queen Margaret of Scotland, her brother, King Henry VIII and Queen Anne Boleyn of England.

After the parade, the scouts tried foods from several different cultures as well as typical Rennaisance fare.The girls met in the food court where they met a participant who made origami baloons for them.

The qirls then attended Queen Margaret's court, where they were given the new name "Girl-Scots"

They were presented to the court by the queen. She praised them for their good deeds and encouraged them to continue in the scout program.

The girls were given a personal invitation to return to the Scarbrough Faire.

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