PHOTO: Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore Junior Troop 1770 from Spring Lake represents Switzerland during a World Thinking Day Celebration event.
FARMINGDALE, NJ - This February 22nd, millions of Girl Scouts around the world will celebrate World Thinking Day, an annual tradition to participate in activities with global themes and honor sister Girl Scouts in other countries. Since 1926, Girl Scouts have utilized World Thinking Day to give thanks and appreciation for the international friendships they experience, and to join together to take action on issues affecting our world.
“World Thinking Day is an important event in our community,” said Pat Kurz, senior director, program services, Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore. “It’s a wonderful chance for Girl Scouts everywhere to celebrate international friendships and to remind ourselves that we are part of a global community.”
Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore members throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties are planning more than 15 local events to commemorate World Thinking Day including international dinners, flag making, international fashion and more.
This year’s World Thinking Day theme is ’peace through partnerships’ based on the United Nations' Millennium Development Goal 8: to develop a global partnership for development between countries. For more information on World Thinking Day and Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore, visit www.girlscoutsjs.org.