A Sunday, February 22 (1:30 – 5:30 p.m.), World Thinking Day festival by nearly 300 Girl Scouts at Charlestown retirement community in Catonsville, MD, to celebrate international friendships and honor their sisters in other countries. The scouts will come from all areas of Central Maryland and will be dressed in their respective troop uniforms.
Daisy and Brownie Scouts Will Participate in the Following Games/Activities From 1:30 – 3 p.m.:
1. Africa Region: Hoop Game (using hula hoops and ruler)
2. Arab Region: Mancala (using egg carton and pony beads)
3. Asia-Pacific Region: Chinese Jump rope; create Chinese Dragon for interaction during the entertainment
4. Europe Region: Red Light-Green light, London Bridge, Brighids Cross, and Friendship Knot
5. Western Hemisphere: Parachute, Mexican Hat Dance
Older Girl Scouts Will Participate in the Following Activities From 3 – 5:30 p.m.:
1. Health issues and world health discussion
2. Internet and social media safety: A police officer from Baltimore County present.
3. Stress Management: A discussion of how Scouts can identify stress and effectively deal with it
4. Service Projects
All Girl Scouts Will Participate in the Following Activities:
Food drive for the Maryland Food Bank
Pinwheels for peace: An interactive activity to celebrate world peace.
Entertainment and sing-alongs in-between sessions
Diversity Wheel: Questions about diversity and inclusion, with prizes offered
Samplings of world cuisines.
Sunday, February 22 (from 1:30 - 5:30 p.m.) at Charlestown retirement community's Conference Center, 715 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville, MD.
World Thinking Day is sponsored by Central Maryland Girl Scouts and Girl Scouts Forever, a group of Charlestown residents who were once Girl Scouts and who belong to their own alumni group. The Charlestown residents are self-described "lifelong Girl Scouts." They volunteer in an array of projects, proudly living the Girl Scout Promise to build friendships, develop new skill and serve their communities. It is a Promise has empowered 3.2 million Girl Scouts for the past 103 years. Girl Scouts Forever welcomes Girl Scout alumnae and gives women an opportunity for friendship, inspiration, and service with other women of similar background and experience.
Note: World Thinking Day is being held on the birthday of both Robert Baden-Powell and his wife, Olave Baden-Powell, who started the Scouting movement.