Girl Stories: Celebrating Girls Around the World — 

Girls from Senior Troop 00061 teaching Daisies about Scotland

New food, new perspectives, new cultures. Each year, Girl Scouts learn about cultures around the world, and celebrate the differences between girls in every country on World Thinking Day. This year, a whopping 19 troops from Waukee came together to learn, have fun, and dance on February 25.

Over 170 people came to this year's big event, where Daisy Girl Scouts visited booths about each country as "tourists," filling out passports as all of the older girls, like Troop 00061 above, helped them learn about new cultures. Cadettes like Brenna from Troop 00199 love doing research, putting together their booths, making S.W.A.P.S., and enjoying the music and food.

"All the Girl Scouts do a really good job with their booths.  I like to learn facts about all the countries I didn't know about," said Ellie, a Brownie from Waukee.

The girls had a blast, gathering with so many of their sister Girl Scouts! "I like to spend time with my Girl Scout friends there and find out about different languages," said Lucy, a Daisy who attended.

Each year, Waukee also makes their World Thinking Day event a day of service to their community--this year, they collected two heaping big cartloards of groceries to donate to the Waukee Food Pantry. Great job, girls!

Did your troop or service unit celebrate World Thinking Day too? Share your story with us!