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Girl Scouts focus on leadership at World Thinking Day

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This Girl Scout troop picked Mexico for their World Thinking Day country. (Courtesy photo)

PLYMOUTH, NH – Marking both World Thinking Day and Girl Scout Week, 125 Girl Scouts gathered at Plymouth Regional High School on March 16 to learn about different countries and think about how they can make the world a better place for all.

World Thinking Day is a special day for Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the world. Originating in 1925, the day calls for girls to take part in activities that promote changing the world for the better. Girl Scout Week ran from March 10 to 16 this year, with the 107th birthday of Girl Scouts falling on March 12.

Following a parade of flags, twelve Girl Scout troops hosted booths representing various countries, while three troops “traveled” to each country. One group of older Girl Scouts who had traveled abroad presented a slide show and taught the girls about the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts flag, and the world centers. Another group made origami peace doves and added comments to a poster about what they have done to be a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader).™ All the participants focused on leadership goals and took part in activities that allowed them to earn their World Thinking Day award.

Each booth group sold “swap” items or food from their country for 25 cents, and proceeds were donated to the Juliette Low Fund, the Emily Clogston Memorial Fund for Camp Scholarships, and to help Girl Scouts travel.

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