Results tagged “Thinking Day” from GSSA Leader Blog: The Virtual Volunteer

We appreciate that our volunteers are willing to share their great programs with other girls.   We list these as a service so our girls have other learning opportunities.   Questions about this program should be directed to the contact listed below.


Contact: Laura Morin, Daisy Troop 8003, Lmorin001@gmail.com or 205-239-4967

Our troop has planned a wonderful World Thinking Day full of activities. We will have several professional speakers who are great with kids plus some recylced craft stations. The information is below. 

Naturally Thinking! (D, B,J, C)
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012
Time: 9:00 am

Become one with nature for World Thinking Day! Visit the Gulf State Park Nature Center, which is a living museum of plants and animals that are native to the Gulf Coast region. Learn about endangered sea turtles and how we can help them survive. Be entertained while studying about the importance of recycling. Construct several recycled craft projects. Discover important elements of gardening the natural way. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings without the use of electricity. The theme for World Thinking Day 2012 is girls worldwide say "we can save our planet." This program will help Girl Scouts to understand their connection to the natural world and their responsibility to protect it.

Who:  Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Adults and Tagalongs

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am (The Gulf State Park is open for attendees to hike after the program, if they choose.)

Location : Gulf State Park Nature Center, State Hwy. 135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Cost: Girl Scouts $10, Adults and Tagalongs $6 Cost includes World Thinking Day badge, crafts, snack, parking, goody bag, and more.

Minimum:30 participants

Maximum: 120 participants

Registration Deadline: February 20

Send registration to: Girl Scout Troop #8003, 126 Meadow Run Loop, Foley, AL 36535

Contact: Laura Morin, Lmorin001@gmail.com or 205-239-4967

Just as World Thinking Day encourages Girl Scouts to consider girls and women globally, the Girl Scout Global Citizen Essay Contest helps Girl Scouts reflect on the meaningful experiences they've had through Girl Scouting, and connect those experiences with the wider world. This contest is hosted by EF Tours and Smithsonian Student Travel.

Expense paid trips to New York City and Mexico will be offered to 18 lucky winners. Girls, ages 12-17, are encouraged to apply.

The purpose of the Girl Scout Global Citizens Essay Contest is to help Girl Scouts reflect on the meaningful experiences they've had in Girl Scouting, and connect those experiences with the wider world.

The contest deadline is March 15th.

Visit studio2b website to download the application and contest rules: http://www.studio2b.org/gossipyouneed/global_citizens_essay_contest.asp

 

Do you have a special dance or presentation you developed for Thinking Day?  We are looking for girls to share their special Thinking Day performances at the Annual Meeting!  The meeting will be Saturday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Montgomery. 

If you are interested in auditioning, please send us an audition video, or let us know when your Thinking Day is and we'll try to visit in person. Because of  time limitations only five to eight troops will be selected to perform.  Performances should range from 2-3 minutes in length and can include a song, dance, poem, short story, play, etc.  For more information, please contact Cheryl Miller at cmiller@girlscoutssa.org 334.272.9164 ext: 2302.

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Each year on February 22, girls participate in activities, games and projects with global themes to honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries.

The theme for World Thinking Day 2009 is girls worldwide say "we can stop the spread of AIDS, malaria and other diseases." World Thinking Day is part of the WAGGGS Global Action Theme (GAT) based on the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which aim to improve the lives of the world's poorest people.

This year, girls voted and selected Costa Rica, Fiji, Ireland, Jordan and Kenya to represent the five regions of World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS)--Western Hemisphere, Asia/Pacific, Europe, the Arab region and Africa. World Thinking Day not only gives girls a chance to celebrate international friendships, but it is also a reminder that Girl Scouts of the USA is part of a global community--one of nearly 150 countries with Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

Visit http://www.girlscouts.org/who_we_are/global/world_thinking_day/default.asp for great activity ideas for making 2009 Thinking Day a meaningful and empowering experience for your girls!

A Brownie Troop in West Lafayette, Indiana is looking to trade a postcard with a Girl Scout troop of any level somewhere in Alabama. 

Their goal is to "Connect" with troops in all 50 states with the goal of "Discovering" how much we are alike and how we are different in time for Thinking Day in February.  They would like to know something about Alabama and something about your troop.  In return, they will be happy to send you a postcard from their troop about Indiana and their activities! 

When it's over they will be sharing their collection with other local Girl Scout troops and hopefully, the community.  If you can help in any way it would be greatly appreciated. 

If you're interested, please contact Barbara List at blist@tsc.k12.in.us

I have a Brownie and a Junior Troop looking to trade a postcard with your state.  If possible could you forward this email to your troops and see if anyone is interested.  We are working on a project to trade a postcard with each state for Thinking Day.  When it's over we will be displaying our postcards at an event at our local mall to raise awareness of Girl Scouts in the community.  If you can help in any way it would be greatly appreciated.  If you are interested, e-mail Dawn_karin0604@yahoo.com

 

--Dawn

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