During World Thinking Day – an annual celebration to support girls as they travel internationally and connect with sister Girl Guides – Girl Scouts come together to take action globally.
This year on World Thinking Day, Troop 14582 from Annandale wanted to build relationships with Girl Scouts around the world. Debra, a third-grade Brownie in the troop, said she was ready to connect with girls “far away, out of Minnesota.” We put the troop in touch with a Girl Guides troop from Australia, the Bolwarra/Largs Junior Guides, who were looking also looking for pen pals!
The girls from both troops wrote letters introducing themselves to their new friends overseas, and included a picture of themselves in their uniforms, as well as some fun facts about their favorite things. They’ve since been exchanging more letters and learning more about what it’s like to live in different parts of the world.
Courtney Phillips, the troop leader who coordinated the connection, explains how excited her troop has been to make new Australian friends:
“It’s been a really fun way to reach out over oceanic waters and continents to other great girls and has also encouraged our girls to learn more about the world outside their community borders. It’s great to see that World Thinking Day has created a lasting connection!”