Thomasville Times Enterprise

February 27, 2014

Girl Scouts attend Thinking Day


THOMASVILLE — Girl Scout Troop 450 members, sponsored by the Cairo Housing Authority, attended World Thinking Day 2014 hosted by Tift Service Unit on Feb. 8, held at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture & Historic Village, on ABAC campus in Tifton.

Girl Scouts around the world celebrate Thinking Day each year in February. It is a time when all Girl Scout Troops learn about Girl Scouts in other countries by conducting research on the country and on their Girl Scouts.

Troop 450 selected Suriname, a county in South America just north of Brazil.  The troop created swap items and shared them with other troops. The members’ Swap Item was the Suriname national flower, the 'fajalobi' .

The troop’s food items were peanuts, which is one of the main crops grown in Suriname.

Dr. Renata Elad, ABAC professor of Agribusiness and Economics, from Cameroon (Africa) was the keynote speaker.  She shared her life experience as a girl in Cameroon and read a portion of story to the girls.

All Girl Scouts received a passport booklet to use as they traveled the world.  Girls received a stamp in their passport for each of the countries visited.

Other countries represented at were Germany, Egypt, Benin, Armenia, and Bangladesh.  Troop Leaders are Teresa Gee-Harris, Kadedra King, Wateasure Simmons and Geraldine Faulk.

Any Housing Authority resident interested in joining Girl Scout Troop No. 450 should call 377-2065 for information.