GLEN CARBON — Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois will celebrate World Thinking Day Sunday, Feb. 22.
Girls will celebrate with local events that are geared toward developing knowledge and appreciation for other countries and cultures, especially for fellow Girl Scouts around the world.
At the Girl Scout International Conference in 1926, conference delegates highlighted the need for an international day when Girl Scouts would think about Girl Scouting and their fellow Scouts around the world, giving their “sisters” thanks and appreciation. The tradition continues today with local groups hosting a variety of activities, on or around Feb. 22, that highlight important facts and customs that are part of everyday life for girls in other countries.
“World Thinking Day is a great opportunity for Girl Scouts to come together to learn not only what makes each of us unique, but also what we have in common with our sister Girl Scouts throughout the world,” GSSI Chief Executive Officer Villie M. Appoo said. “Girl Scouts around the globe believe in making the world a better place. World Thinking Day is a great reminder of how it takes all of us, working together, to achieve that mission.”
The Girl Scout Mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Today’s Girl Scouts not only enjoy camping and crafts, they explore math and science and learn about diversity, good citizenship, leadership and teamwork. Girl Scouting is the place where girls experience the fun, friendship and power of girls working together.
For information, visit www.gsofsi.org or visit their Facebook page.