Submitted by Linda Yuengel, Fleetwood Girl Scout Service Unit Manager
Fleetwood Junior Girl Scout Troop 1956 planned and held their first World Thinking Day event for a sister troop, Daisy Troop 1043. The Junior Girl Scouts divided themselves up into three groups with each group focusing on a different country/culture (France, Germany, Caribbean/Hawaii) around the world. To prepare for the celebration, each group thought of personalized crafts and games related to their specific country. They then made a list of unique foods that they wanted to bring in for the Daisy Troop to try.
When the sister scouts arrived for the big day, they were divided into smaller groups and they rotated through each of the three countries. The Daisies were able to create their unique crafts (coo coo clocks, lei wrist bands, and crescent swaps), played some fun games (pass the coconut & escargot hopscotch) and sampled some delicious treats like crepes, pretzels & cheese, pineapple & baked bananas. The younger age level troop were given their own passports that were stamped with personalized stickers (pineapples, pretzels & Eiffel Towers) to represent their visit.
This activity is one way that an older age level troop can mentor and lead a group of younger girls in activities and learn leadership skills. The Junior Girl Scouts were mostly in Fourth Grade and the Daisy Girl Scout Troop was comprised of Kindergarteners.