Re: World wide scouting
Lynne Fitzsimmons (lynnef@MDHOST.CSE.TEK.COM)
Wed, 2 Nov 1994 10:27:39 PST
>Trefoil around the world, issued by the WAGGGS, does the same for
>all the Girl-Guide Associations; latest publication 1993.
Great book, lots of pictures and illustration of the member countries
Guide and Scout pins!
This publication should be available in your local Girl Scout Council Store.
That is where I got the one our troop uses. I wouldn't count on JC Penney
having it, but they have the GS catalog, and you can order it.
I would point out (as a parent of a Cub Scout and a Cadette Girl Scout,
and a Girl Scout leader) that the Girl Scouts (GSUSA) seem to have a
much better international awareness program. The Cub Scout handbooks
don't even mention that the boys are part of a program that is world-wide;
all the Girl Scout handbooks do. Our Girl Scout Service Unit Thinking
Day Celebration ("when Girl Scouts and Girl Guides all around the world
think about each other", Feb 22 - birthday of Lord and Lady Baden-Powell)
always has a great international Girl Scouting/Guiding theme. Last year
we did New Zealand, and the girls all wrote letters to a Guide District
in New Zealand, and sent them a patch. Letters are trickling back now;
my daughter just got hers, and is preparing to send a letter back.
As to traveling internationally, heck, we'd all love to do that. However,
unlike Europe, the next country usually isn't a few hours drive or train
Lynne Fitzsimmons firstname.lastname@example.org
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