Girl Scouts World Thinking Day is a great way to do a Global Awareness presentation!

German au pair Emily E. was able to showcase her home country at the Girl Scouts World Thinking Day celebration in Cynthia Chan’s Maryland cluster.  This is what the scout leader had to say about having Emily being part of their celebration:

Emily did such a great job presenting at world thinking day! She made 200 pfannenküchen and talked to the girls about castles, sausages, the autobahn, and lots of fun facts about Germany! She was a huge help in finishing up our SWAPS and getting our backboard together. The kids thought it was really cool to hear her say “Bund der Pfadfinderinnen und Pfadfinder”!
– Sarah, Girl Scout Leader
From au pair Emily –
“I really enjoyed making german pancakes and help Sarah with all the preparations. When we arrived at the location, everything was so busy! Many girls and parents walking around and it was so loud. At first I was a bit shy with talking but it turned out super fun. All the girls were super nice and friendly. It was a great experience and I would do this every time again. “

What is the Girl Scouts World Thinking Day?

From the website: On February 22, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides across 150 countries celebrate World Thinking Day—that’s one big celebration! Promoted by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts(WAGGGS for short) along with Girl Scouts of the USA, World Thinking Day originated in 1926. That’s when delegates from around the globe met at Camp Edith Macy—now called Edith Macy Conference Center—in New York State and agreed that February 22 would henceforth be known as a special day for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts worldwide.

Backed by 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in locations worldwide, World Thinking Day 2020 celebrates the diversity, equity, and inclusion reflected in our global movement. Check out our activity guides below to explore this theme—and celebrate being part of the diverse global sisterhood that is Girl Guides + Girl Scouts!