Girl Scouts from the Solana Ranch service unit participated in “World Thinking Day” on March 7 at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center. During World Thinking Day, girls participated in activities and projects with global themes to honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries.
The theme this year was “education opens doors for all girls and boys,” and the importance of educating girls as the most powerful and effective way to reduce global poverty.
Each troop chose a country of interest to research and present. In the weeks leading up to the event, the scouts made display boards, chose cuisine that was representative of the country, and prepared songs or skits to perform. At the event, the girls enjoyed “visiting” each country, and having their passport stamped as they learned about the country’s culture, food, education and history. Some of the countries represented were Egypt, Ireland, Mexico, Israel, China, France, Taiwan and Italy.
The event was attended by 16 troops with more than 185 girl scouts, along with family and friends. Everyone enjoyed the education and fun of this important event.
Photos and articles submitted by April Mosebrook, Troop Leader, Brownie Troop 3013