2013 ToGetHerThere Sponsor:
First Place from 2013 Girl Scouting Around the World.
Keep an eye out for information on 2014 Girl Scouting Around the World!
Photos from past World Thinking Day events
IMAGINE A DAY THAT… turns the Fresno Fairgrounds into a small world for the girls of the Central Valley! As the children enter the world – they donate their toiletry items that benefit local foster families. At the entrance each child is issued a passport to “travel” the world. During the opening ceremony there is a Parade of Nations. Then the girls travel to each country booth, where they learn a phrase from that language, participate in an activity and have their passport stamped before they travel to their next destination. As they journey from place to place they enjoy entertainment on various stages:
• Story Time – performances of stories from around the world acted out by Girl Scouts, school children, and community members.
• Art and Costumes – demonstrations of handicrafts and costumes from around the world.
• Act Globally – participants actively participate in helping international charitable projects. During their journey, travelers stop for refreshment from global food vendors and wander through the World Marketplace, an opportunity for sponsors of this event to share information with the travelers.
Girl Scout Troops create their country booths, showcasing cultures from every continent around the world.
Things to do:
• Promote your Girl Scout Gold Award Project
• Learn about the Girl Scouts Together Greening environmental projects
• Carry a country flag in the opening ceremony
• Win prizes for Best Country in the World etc.
• Just join us and have fun!
World Thinking Day is a celebration of our diversity. Through Girls Scouts of Central California South, Girl Scouts from the Central Valley research a day in the life of a child from countries around the world, create interactive exhibits that depict the child’s life, perform music, dance, and tell stories.
1st Annual World Thinking Day, March 1, 2008, Fresno Convention Center. Theme: Helping girls make the right choice in life. Rotary International teamed up with the Girl Scouts to make 1,000 WAPIs (Water Pasteurization Indicators). Collected 3,000lbs of food for Fresno Community Food Bank.
2nd Annual World Thinking Day, February 28, 2009, Fresno Convention Center. Theme: We can stop the spread of AIDS, malaria, and other diseases. A penny drive benefiting Malaria no More helped provide vulnerable children in Africa with mosquito nets. Collected 3,500lbs of food for Fresno Community Food Bank.
3rd Annual World Thinking, Day February 27, 2010, Fresno Convention Center. Theme: Girls worldwide say, ‘Together we can end extreme poverty and hunger’ – raised awareness with Heifer International about poverty and how we can improve the lives of families and children here at home and around the world. Collected 4,375lbs of food for Fresno Community Food Bank.
4th Annual World Thinking, Day February 26, 2011, Fresno Fairgrounds. Theme: Girls worldwide say… ‘Empowering girls will change our world.’ Partnered with CARE International to invest in girls and women to benefit whole communities around the world. Collected 6 super-large boxes of toiletries for Angels of Grace foster care agency.
5th Annual World Thinking Day, February 25, 2012, Fresno Fairgrounds. Theme: Girls worldwide say… ‘We can save our planet’ – inspiring girls to improve the environment through the Girl Scouts Forever Green Take Action Project. Girls made WAPI’s (Water Pasteurization Indicators) for families in developing countries without safe water. A penny drive was held to support global families who do not have access to clean water and electricity. Toiletry donations to support local families at Angels of Grace Foster Care Agency. (2 truck loads).
2013 Save the Date (PDF)2012 World Thinking Day Highlights: (Video)
Girl Scouts of Central California World Thinking Day Patch – when you attend the event.
Five Counties Patch ( Fresno County Patch) – if you are from outside Fresno County.