Posted by: HeatherB on Thu, Mar 5, 2015
On February 27th Hillsborough Girl Scouts’ celebrated World Thinking Day with a whirlwind tour of Brazil, China, France, Germany, Guatemala, India, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Norway, Peru, Spain, Sweden, and the USA - all from the comfort of the Municipal Building. Girls experienced the countries through colorful table-top exhibits filled with information about a country, listened to traditional music, made crafts to take home, and tried food representative of that culture. Girls also collected “SWAPS” to represent their country, such as worry dolls from Guatemala, and packages of ‘snow’ from Norway. Some of the troops even dressed like their countries – and three troops organized entertainment – with the USA singing a catchy song called ‘The 50 Nifty United States’, Spain performing the Tarantella, and Japan teaching a fun dance that everyone joined in on at the end of the event! Each troop also learned how to say ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’ in their country’s native language. In addition to the countries, the girls helped to make a gigantic mural depicting the Earth with all of the People of World circling it holding hands and dozens of symbols of peace, hope, and love which is now on display at the Municipal Building in the Library hallway.
In addition to the fun and learning, GS SU72 donated over 500 pairs of new and used shoes to Soles for Souls.
Local businesses Walgreens and Hillsborough Mailbox BC made donations of items needed to run the event.
Event co-Chairs (and Troop Leaders) Jennifer M. Cridge and Tara Romano did an amazing job on the event and everyone (girls and grownups) had a great time.
World Thinking Day is in late February every year, so if you haven't attended the event yet - get it on your calendar and watch for it next February!