Girl Scouts around our council are always active – camping,
traveling, doing service projects, and making the world a better
place. Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains invites all Girl
Scouts in our council to share photos of their adventures,
achievements, projects, and more. Send your photos to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to include a description of the event, your troop number and
levels involved, when it took place, and any other relevant
STEM On-the-Go van comes to Londonderry, NH
Girl Scouts in Troop 58211 in Londonderry, NH, enjoyed a visit from the council’s STEM On-the-Go van! They worked on the Leap Bot badge and Rollercoaster badge in the mechanical engineering series. The girls made rollercoaster tracks for marbles.
Inclusion, diversity, and equity in Laconia, NH
Girl Scouts in Troop 10424 in Laconia participated in early World Thinking Day activities on Feb. 10. Here, they took part in an activity where they were given different size "stones" to reach the same goal - to cross a "river." It was followed by a discussion on how equity affects their everyday lives. They decided that the opportunities or tools they were provided don't always have to be equal to obtain the same result, but it may make it more difficult for those who are given less. World Thinking Day is an annual event for Girl Scouts and Girl Guides across the world, and this year's theme is "Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity." It is marked by Girl Scouts officially this year on Feb. 22.
World Thinking Day in the Temple, NH, area
On February 16, Service Unit 248 held its annual World Thinking Day event. This year, Troop 59248 from Temple, NH, was the “host nation,” and they gathered in their town hall for the event. The Girl Scouts held a Parade of Nations, watched performances from troops representing Japan and Brazil, traveled the world sampling crafts and/or foods from all the countries presented, and participated in group activities to earn the WAGGGS World Thinking Day badge. Attending troops included 20889 and 60248 from Bennington, 12580 from Hillsborough, 59248 from Temple, 60175 from Peterborough, and 51925 from Greenfield. As part of the event, girls collected nonperishable food and toiletries to support ConVal’s End 68 Hours of Hunger program. At final count they had collected 73 items! Well done, ladies!
World Thinking Day in Nashua, NH
Seven Girl Scout troops in Nashua, NH, participated in World Thinking Day activities on Saturday, February 15. Another eight outreach troops sent their country displays in as well. The girls earned their World Thinking Day badge by taking part in activities like having to toss a beanbag in a goal while being blindfolded or having their dominant arm tied back to experience what it’s like to try to reach a goal while being disabled. They also created a Diversity Garden mural, used a yarn ball tossed to each other in a circle to talk about relationships, and learned about a variety of countries and states with displays and food.
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