Happy World Thinking Day!

Do you want to travel around the world? For most of us, the answer is YES! Now, let’s go!! So then it sets in, you don’t have the time or resources to make this dream a reality. But wait, you can travel around the world by participating in Girl Scout Thinking Day activities. In just a couple of hours, you can go to France, Malaysia, Italy, Germany, Japan, Turkey, Norway, Ireland, Kenya, Brazil , India and so many more amazing places!

When you’re a Girl Scout, you’re part of something much bigger than just your troop or group. Your “network” stretches across your state, throughout the nation, and to more than 150 countries in the world where Girl Scouts or Girl Guides are found. Together, you’re a powerful force!

Every February 22 on World Thinking Day, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the world unite in purpose to focus on one issue, or theme, to make the world a better place and celebrate our worldwide sisterhood.

For many Girl Scouts across our council, they celebrate sisterhood with international fairs. Troops and individual Girl Scouts select a country to focus on. The girls spend weeks preparing their vivid displays, planning their clothing choice, making food and fun trinkets and learning all about their chosen country to share with others. On the day of the event, girls receive a passport and they travel from booth to booth learning all about the various countries, tasting food and purchasing the small trinkets. So in essence, they travel the world in just a couple of hours!

Thinking Day events will take place across our council over the next couple of weeks, and you better believe this is a Girl Scout favorite activity! In most areas, first year Daisy Girl Scouts will just come to the event to fill their passport, but they are bubbling with anticipation for the next year when they get to select their own country to represent.

If you spend a little time with these Girl Scouts, you will be blown away by what they have learned about their country and how excited they get to share. Quite simply, after experiencing a Thinking Day event you will feel that you have traveled the world with these awesome Girl Scouts and can add stamps to your passport!

Wishing Girl Scouts throughout our 47 counties and beyond a Happy World Thinking Day!

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