FULTON – Girl Scout Troops from Daisys to Cadettes celebrated World Thinking Day on Sunday and local troops did their part at the Municipal Building with displays of food, clothes, geographic and cultural highlights from other nations.
“It’s about different Girl Scouts all over the world and what they’re learning,” said 9-year-old Trinity, a first-year Brownie Girl Scout from Hannibal. “My troop did France, and I learned about the bridge.”
The scouts said they spent about two weeks researching different countries around the globe. Each troop brought a demonstration, a poster synopsis of what the girls learned during their research, and a share pin. Countries represented included France, Switzerland, Egypt, India, and Australia.
Sierra, a Cadette with Troop 10101, said she found it very interesting and noted that in other countries, Girl Scouts are called Girl Guides.
Presenting her troop’s display, Sierra explained the mummy mask and prototype, then pointed to a picture of ancient writing. “In Egypt they used cuneiform,” she said.
Local Daisy/Brownie Troop 10704, Brownie Troop 10248 and Cadette
Troops 10101 and 10217, along with Junior Troop 10376 came together to participate as did troops in the home locale across the nation and the globe.
The worldwide event is a way to honor Girl Scouts and Girl Guides in other countries and gives girls a chance to celebrate international friendships.
It 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.
Based on the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goal 2, this year’s World Thinking Day theme was, “Education opens doors for all girls and boys.”