Girl Scouts observe World Thinking Day |

Girl Scouts observe World Thinking Day

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Scouts from Brownie Troop 419, from left, April Enerson, Zaira Monette, Emma Sower, Christina Boyar and Serenity Dernbach, provided a booth on Mexico at the Tahoe Shores Girl Scouts World Thinking Day.

More than 100 girls and 30 leaders and parents attended the recent Tahoe Shores Girl Scouts World Thinking Day Celebration at Kahle Community Center. World Thinking Day provides an opportunity for Girl Scouts to celebrate the cooking of various cultures and to become aware of issues concerning food within our communities and beyond.

Feb. 22 marks the birthday of both Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts, and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, co-founder of Girl Guides with her husband. Girl Scouts celebrate these birthdays with World Thinking Day as a worldwide organization of more than 8 million women and girls called the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. On Thinking Day, all over the world, Girls Scouts and Girl Guides are of one mind in their thought of peace and unity.

Twelve troops participated in the event by choosing a country and setting up a booth. They provided a cooked dish from that country for everyone to sample and displayed cultural facts about that country. They also provided a copy of the recipe for the dish they prepared for each girl to glue in her Thinking Day cookbook. Each troop selected a traditional game or dance to teach to the other troops.

Participants were:

Brownie Troop 419 – Mexico; Brownie Troop 607 – China; Juniors Troop 31 – Nutrition; Cadet Troop 123, Alli Martinez – Hunger Awareness; Brownie Troop 397 and Junior Troop 1208 – Japan; Juniors Troop 1206 – Italy; Brownie Troop 236 – Australia; Mixed Troop 1714 – Ireland; Brownie Troop 92 – Costa Rica; Junior Troop 1203 – USA; and Daisy Troop 1201 – USA.

The World Thinking Day event was organized by troop leaders Shelly Zaninovich and Tamara Plake-Bunnett.

The World Hunger Awareness booth provided a visual display to educate and raise awareness of hunger and malnutrition and the scale of world hunger.

A donation basket to accept donations for the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts for world hunger was provided and a total of $210 was collected from the Tahoe Shores Service Unit to send to WAGGS.

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