Response to Italian Girl Guide . . .
Jayne Ashworth (JPA@WATSON.ACC.VIRGINIA.EDU)
Fri, 26 Apr 1991 10:41:06 EDT
I'm Jayne Ashworth and the leader of a Cadette Girl Scout Troop in the
United States. Cadettes are ages 11 - 15 (generally). We had a
"lock-in" at our school for all the younger scouts this year to
celebrate Thinking Day. We invited all the troops and their leaders
to show up on a Friday evening, had various activities for them
to do for a few hours, had a snack, an indoor "campfire" to sing
some songs around, and then we had lights out (and this is an appropriate
description because although it was quite dark, we didn't get much
sleep with everyone sleeping together in the auditorium.) The next
morning we had breakfast together and then each troop shared something
about Girl Guiding that they had learned: a song, a dance, a game,
whatever. We played some more games from other countries and then
went home. Everyone seemed to have a good time.
On a more regional level, one association here had an international festival
on Thinking Day where everyone shared food, dances, games, and songs from
around the world. It was a big hit and they hope to expand it to include
more troops next year.
We'd be interested in hearing the kinds of things you have done in
the past, too!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City