Saturday, March 24, 2012

World Thinking Day

Today was World Thinking Day for the Girl Scout Troops in our area. 

(from the Girl Scout website)
"Each year [on] World Thinking Day, girls participate in activities and projects with global themes to honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries. World Thinking Day not only gives girls a chance to celebrate international friendships, but is also a reminder that Girl Scouts of the USA is part of a global community—one of nearly 150 countries with Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. "

Each troop in the area was given a country to learn about.  The troops were assigned the task of creating a booth to provide information about their country.

Lauren's country was Japan and her troop learned how to make origami birds and they also made some RICE (Krispie) SUSHI to sell to the other troops (for a dime each as a fundraiser for a local charity.)

After opening ceremonies the girls walked around from booth to booth learning about many different countries.  They even had passports to be stamped at each booth.  It was a pretty cool and extremely informative event.

After the closing ceremonies we gathered up Lauren's troop for some group pictures.  

Lauren is in the Brownie Vest

 the whole troop

the obligatory GOOFY picture

and in other daily news:
Happy 6th Birthday Tyler!
Be on the lookout for the commemorative 6th birthday post in the near future.
(after we finish all the birthday celebrations!)

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