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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards

All In for Peacebuilding!

On February 22 of each year, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from 150 countries celebrate World Thinking Day. (That’s one big celebration!) World Thinking Day is a way to celebrate with girls all over the world by doing the same activities around a shared theme. The 2021 World Thinking Day theme is Peacebuilding. To help us explore this theme, our staff sat down with some individuals whose organizations make peacebuilding a part of their mission. One such peace builder is Natalie Vorst, a Girl  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards

Explore Peacebuilding with the Dayton International Peace Museum

World Thinking Day is a day for Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the globe to come together to learn from one another and speak out on issues that are affecting them. This year’s theme is peacebuilding, and we wanted to explore that a little further to seek an understanding of what it truly means to be a peacebuilder. We spoke with Executive Director, Kevin Kelly, of the Dayton International Peace Museum about how this unique organization supports the learning and practice of peace in  ...

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Ceremonies, Traditions, & Awards

Peacebuilding Through Faith

World Thinking Day, an International Day of Friendship and Girl Scout tradition, has been celebrated on by Girl Scouts and Girl Guides in 150 countries every February 22 since 1926. Each year, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) selects a theme that represents a timely international issue for girls to focus on as they celebrate this Girl Scout tradition. The 2021 World Thinking Day theme is Peacebuilding. As we explore the topic of peacebuilding, the ties between  ...

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5 Socially Distant Winter Activities

Tis the season of icy winds, plunging temperatures, and gray overcast skies. Yes, the midwestern winter has arrived and so have the winter doldrums! But winter’s cold weather doesn’t have to drive us all indoors. With a little creativity (and the proper layering of clothes) winter can be a fun time for adventures. Here are a few tried and true favorite winter activities, perfect for a socially distant outing. Layer up and let’s go! Build a Bonfire Campfire building is a  ...

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