Sara Swanson

Manchester Girl Scout troops come together to celebrate World Thinking Day

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Four of Manchester’s Girl Scout Troops came together Friday evening to celebrate World Thinking Day. Ambassador Troop 41773 made up of 9th & 10th graders, Brownie Troop 40518 made up of 3rd graders, Brownie Troop 40673 made up of 2nd graders and Daisy Troop 40216 made up of 1st graders and kindergartners, as well as leaders and parents, all participated.

The event started with an opening circle. The three older troops each picked a country, did research and created a physical display and prepared a verbal presentation. They each brought food representative of the country they had chosen and two troops brought crafts. The 2nd grade Brownies chose Mexico and brought tortilla chips and salsa, the 3rd grade Brownies chose Greece and brought Greek yogurt, and the Ambassador Troop chose Ireland and brought soda bread they had baked themselves. The Daisy Troop, which just recently formed, was there to participate but not to present.

World Thinking Day, though officially on Feb. 22nd,  is celebrated annually in the end of February, or beginning of March by Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the word. It is a day when scouts think about their “sisters” in all the countries of the world. February 22nd was chosen as it was the birthday of Scouting and Guiding founder Lord Robert Baden-Powell and of Lady Olive Baden-Powell, his wife and World Chief Guide.

Manchester also has a Junior Girl Scout Troop that was not present and a Senior Girl Scout Troop that could not attend as they were traveling as a troop out of state at the time.

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