Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Getting an Early Start to World Thinking Day in North Carolina

North Carolina's Times-News reports that members of Girl Scout Troop 30437, were abuzz about the celebration of World Thinking Day Saturday in the center court of Blue Ridge Mall.

The day, which is on February 22, is a time for Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the world to think of each other. More than 15 troops had country displays with food samples and activities. Program manager Laura Allison said they held the celebration early because in the upcoming weeks, Girl Scouts will be busy with cookie sales.

The Center for Diversity Education at the University of North Carolina at Asheville provided a presentation on the Lunar New Year and celebrations across the world. At each table, Girl Scouts could purchase crafts, with proceeds benefiting the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund.

World Thinking Day was established in 1926 to honor Lord Robert Baden Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts, and Lady Olave Baden Powell, founder of the Girl Guides, the English precursor to the Girl Scouts.