World Thinking Day, formerly Thinking Day, is celebrated annually on 22 February by all Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. … It is a day when they think about their “sisters” (and “brothers”) in all the countries of the world, the meaning of Guiding, and its global impact.” – Wikipedia
Over the past couple of years, our troop received the Philippians, Ghana, and most recently Jamaica. Troops can go as travelers or set up a booth for a particular country. Girls do all the research, make costumes, food, swaps and can also learn a dance or song from the country. Our girls have learned a lot about Girl Scouts in other countries over the past few years.
This year, the girls and one of our leaders dyed rice to sprinkle on our Jamaica table. The girls added non-cooked rice in a gallon size Ziplock bag. Inside the bag, they added a tablespoon of rubbing alcohol and a couple of drops of food coloring. Mix well in the bag and then pour on a cookie sheet to dry (usually takes about an hour.) Turned out very bright and colorful!
The girls also prepared a centerpiece of information about Jamaica. They used a black trifold board and cut out/wrote facts about the country.
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