World Thinking Day spurs girls to ‘think globally, act locally’

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“Think globally, act locally.” Girl Scouts embrace this mantra and explore world cultures during Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming’s annual World Thinking Day, held in Casper on Saturday, February 19. At the event, Girl Scouts will come together to share booths they created showcasing a particular country.

World Thinking Day brings girls across the globe together through cultural awareness.

World Thinking Day emphasizes positive connections between Girl Scouts and their sisters throughout the world and coincides with the global World Thinking Day that occurs annually on Feb. 22. As part of World Thinking Day, Girl Scouts reflect on their place in the world and ways they can impact lives on an international scale.

To prepare for World Thinking Day, girls will investigate the culture of a World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) country. They will highlight their findings through facts, food samplings, souvenirs, handmade posters, and more to present at their booth. In addition, girls can demonstrate activities, including sports, songs, dances, and plays to demonstrate the unique world cultures of their particular country.

Applications for country in conjunction with program registrations are being accepted now. Countries are assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis. For country inspirations, visit the World Thinking Day micro site and read about the WTD focus countries for 2011. Registrations must be received by January 31. The event is open to girls of all ages.