Sunday, February 24, 2013

Girl Scouting Around The World 2013

Girl Scouting Around The World was this weekend {formerly known as World Thinking Day.}
If you have never been, basically what happens is....Troops each get assigned a Country that they pretend they are from. We each get our own Booth. So all the Countries around the world are represented in one place. The girls "travel" to each Country with a Passport. They get to learn about the country, taste a food sample, make a craft, etc....and get their Passport stamped.
Our Country this year was Norway.
This was our Display Board.
Leader Becky told me to call the Norwegian Embassy.
I did, and they sent us this map..catalogs...facts...flags...pins. The Embassy hooked us up..!
Thank you...!
 Norwegians eat alot of Black Licorice...otherwise known as Salted Licorice and Swedish Fish.
So, the Daisies and Brownies made 150 baggies with those candies in them to hand out.
Leader Carolen was in charge of coming up with a S.W.A.P.
We had these Postcards from Norway. On the back is a photo of a mountain with Snow.
Super Cute...!
 From the top of the booth was snowflakes hung all around.
The banner in the front that said Norway was made out of Doillies.
I am so biased but if there was an award for Banners and Fact Science Boards....we would get #1 place every year. I'm proud of our small details. {smile}
 The girls in Norway...!
My husband painted the backdrop.
I think it made the booth.
 Snowballs and snow everywhere...!
 The craft was a Scandinavian Hat with piggy tail braids hanging down.
It was fun to see Girl Scouts wearing them while walking around.
 Lilian in the Flag Ceremony.
Leader Amanda bought and made the Girl Scout Uniforms that they wear in Norway.
What happens is...they have the same shirt for each Troop and they just change the color of the scarf as they get older.
It seems most countries wear clothing from their culture. I thought the objective was to show what it is like as a Girl Scout in other Countries...that's why we have them wear the GS attire.
 Maelyn holding a Flag. 
 Patience participating in the Flag Ceremony.
Girl Scouting Around The World is a great event for all the Troops and Council.
I look forward to it every year...!
Our Troop got a Ribbon for Honorable Mention.
I am proud and content. Most Troops don't get Ribbons.
The event is exhausting to put together... LOL .....but the girls have a blast...!
Thank you to all the Leaders and Parents and Girls and Husbands that helped with the event..!

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