World Thinking Day

World Thinking 2018 will be held on February 17, 2018 from 10am-1pm at Maple Glen Elementary.

World Thinking Day is an opportunity for troops to learn about Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the world. Each troop will present a country from the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).  During your preparation for WTD, your troop will explore your country including gathering information about the Girl Scouts or Girl Guides in that country. World Thinking Day is to think about our sister scouts in other countries and what they do as well as how they live. What foods do they eat? Many troops opt to have a sample available during WTD. What does a typical day for a girl in that country look like? Troops should create a display about their country and highlight what life is like for girls growing up there. Your scouts will then share that information during the event. Half of your troop will present their country during the first session while the other half of your troop travels around visiting the other countries. During the break we will have a parade of flags and then the troops will switch for the second session. 

All Daisy troops are invited to “travel” during World Thinking Day. They will rotate to each table and learn about the different countries but do not present. This is recommended for first year Daisies. Second year Daisies can choose to travel or present!  Your Daisy troop will be assigned to travel during Session 1 or Session 2. 

Session 1: 10am-11:15am

Parade of Flags: 11:20-11:40am

Session 2: 11:45-1pm

**Times will be finalized after registration is complete!

Next Steps:

  1. Fill out this Google form to select your country. Please provide the top three choices. All countries MUST be an current member of WAGGGS. You can check the list of current members by visiting here.
  2. Daisy troop- please use this form to indicate if you are traveling only or presenting a country.
  3. Prepare for World Thinking Day!  Troops should create a trifold board, have samples of a food from that country (ingredients must be listed due to food allergies), create SWAPS representing your country, a create a flag from your country to use during the Parade of Flags, and have a sticker or stamp from your country to mark each scout’s passport. Your troop may opt to dress up in traditional garb from your country. Pinterest has a wealth of information to help prepare for this event.
  4. Patches will be available to purchase for $1 each at the event.
  5. Any questions?? Contact Aileen at mgesctojoshewe@gmail.com


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