B'ville Girl Scouts Celebrate World Thinking Day

About 150 Baldwinsville Girl Scouts will celebrate Girl Scout World Thinking Day from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday March 7 at the Baldwinsville First United Methodist Church.

World Thinking Day was first created in 1926 when it was decided there should be a special day for Girl Scouts and Girl Guides all around the world to think of each other and give thanks and appreciation to their sister Girl Scouts.

Saturday, local Girl Scouts of all ages will visit booths representing different countries and participants will get a passport to be stamped at each of 16 "countries." There is also a food station with sample food representative of different countries ranging from Canada and Spain to Greece and Russia.

Participating Girl Scout troops have been preparing for weeks by learning about their chosen country and preparing posters and food as well as gathering artifacts representative of that country.

"{Q}We have done similar events in the past in Baldwinsville and it is always a lot of fun for the girls{Q} to meet older and younger scouts from other troops as well as learn about Girl Scouts/Guides from other countries," said Karen Joncas, Baldwinsville service unit manager. "This program is consistent with the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place."

Other activities to take place include performances by the

The Senior Irish Dancers from the Always Dancing Irish Step Dance group will perform at 12:45 p.m. followed by a performance of the Tarantella, an Italian fold dance by Girls Scouts from troop no. 74. There will also be a flag ceremony with flags from represented countries, Thinking Day readings, Girl Scout songs and a friendship circle.

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