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Girl Scouts celebrate 'World Thinking Day'

February 19, 2010
Weirton Daily Times

Girls in Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council will celebrate "World Thinking Day" on Monday, with globally themed activities, games and service projects to honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries.

"World Thinking Day" is a day of international celebration for Girl Scouts and Girl Guides all around the world.

"'World Thinking Day' challenges girls to think globally and act locally. It teaches girls about ways of life and challenges in other countries," says Susan Thompson. "By becoming a global citizen, girls will strive to teach others the importance of being a global citizen, and how they can take action to impact someone's life and make the world a better place."

The 2010 "World Thinking Day" theme, "Together we can end extreme poverty and hunger," is fitting in this time of great tragedy for the people of Haiti.

Many girls in Black Diamond's jurisdiction will take on projects to raise funds and supplies for Haiti's earthquake victims as Girl Scouts of the USA has temporarily suspended its stringent rule against Girl Scouts raising money for other organizations.

Given the catastrophic events in Haiti, the Girl Scouts National Board's Executive Committee recently unanimously adopted an amendment that makes it possible for Girl Scouts to temporarily raise much needed funds for relief efforts in Haiti.

One local event to celebrate "World Thinking Day" is a Girl Scout "Lock-In" at Fort Steuben Mall in Steubenville.

Working in partnership with about 4,000 volunteers, Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council serves nearly 20,000 girls in 61 counties in West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio and Maryland.

For information on how to join, volunteer, or donate to Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council, call (800) 756-7616 or visit the council's Web site at

Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, with 3.7 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

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