World Thinking Day

March 5, 2018


Connect, grow, and impact, Girl Scouts! On Saturday, February 24th, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides across the globe did just that during an event recognizing World Thinking Day (celebrated February 22), an annual celebration of international friendship and sisterhood. World Thinking Day has been a Girl Scout tradition since 1926, and is celebrated by girls from 146 different countries!

This year’s World Thinking Day theme was “Impact”, and focused on what it means to make an impact on the world. Girls explored the impact they could make on both people in other cultures and the environment! Being a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) means taking action through service to those in need and to our planet, and World Thinking Day served as the perfect opportunity to discover the amazing differences that girls can make across the globe.


Girl Scouts of all ages and backgrounds gathered at Camp Mary Atkinson for our council’s own special celebration, and troops had the opportunity to teach and learn about another country’s customs, traditions, and values. Each troop represented a different country, and spent time researching at troop meetings before the event. The Girl Scouts used their expertise to decorate a booth reflecting their country, and facilitated an activity to teach other girls about it!

Girl Scouts traveled “the globe” going from activity to activity learning about the lives of girls across the world. A variety of countries were represented, including India, South Africa, Ireland, the Bahamas, and many more! At the booths, the girls provided cultural representations of their countries such as clothing and food. What fun!

Girls also worked together to create a large hand print craft representing how girls can leave their mark on the world. Each girl had the opportunity to decorate a hand print, showing that each individual G.I.R.L. can make a big difference if she lends a helping hand.World thinking handprint

Girl Scouts are all part of an incredible group of women who make the world a better place, and World Thinking day is a fun and immersive celebration of this global sisterhood.

How did you celebrate culture and impact on World Thinking Day, Girl Scouts? Share with us and get your badge here!


Girl Scout Week is Almost Here!

February 26, 2018

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They say age is just a number, but we think we look good at 106 years old! Our birthday on March 12 marks the day that Juliette Gordon Low started the first Girl Scout troop in 1912, and it kicks-off our weekday Girl Scout Spirit Week campaign. This year Girl Scout Week will be held March 11-17, 2018, and we cannot wait to celebrate all things G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) for the sixth year!

Wondering how you can join in on the celebrations and unleash your inner G.I.R.L.? Look no further! We will be offering daily spirit activities that commemorate the Girl Scout Birthday and highlight what it means to be a Girl Scout in the world today. Juliette Gordon Low started our Movement to create girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place—this is the perfect time to show how you display these characteristics as a Girl Scout and as a girl-leader in your community!

Participate in the activities below as an individual or as a troop and don’t forget to share your photos, comments, and achievements with us on our council Facebook page. We’ll be giving away prizes and council gift cards all week long!

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It’s our birthday! Host a birthday party with your troop in honor of 106 years strong and celebrate the largest girl-led Movement in the world!


Unleash your inner go-getter by taking action to make the world a better place through an awesome community service project!


Calling all innovators! Today is the day to channel your creative thinking skills. Think up a cool STEM invention you’d create to help make the world a better place.


Show us what courage looks like to you! Share a fear you’ve faced, a challenge you’ve overcome, or a new activity you’ve tried with us or a fellow Girl Scout!


Today we’re all about leaders celebrating leaders – and troops celebrating troops! Write a letter or draw a picture to be delivered to military personnel with Operation Cookie Drop!

We are so excited to celebrate this exciting time and see what you accomplish during Girl Scout Week! Don’t forget to share your photos with us and don’t hesitate to unleash your inner Innovator and think of your own ways to celebrate Girl Scout Week this year!

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