Fredonia area Girl Scouts of WNY host World Thinking Day event

Girl Scouts of Western New York from the Chadwick Bay Service Unit 204 hosted a World Thinking Day celebration on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Masonic Forest Lodge in Fredonia. The event included 39 Girl Scouts from nine troops.

SUNY Enactus volunteers assisted Girl Scouts of Western New York staff with running the event. Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Girl Scouts learned about the different scouting journeys available to develop their leadership skills. They also learned about making their own badges, brainstorming some ideas, completing teamwork challenges, and learning about other countries. Each troop made posters to display information about different countries and then drew gardens in the colors of their favorite flag.

The Girl Scouts also danced and drew pictures inspired by the “When We Shine” music video made by Arts4Change. The Cadettes learned about travel opportunities, were given details and an opportunity to brainstorm their own video submissions to win travel scholarships for the Arts4Change program overseas. They also helped each other to brainstorm ways to grow personally on qualities they would like to improve and created their own story based on words inspired by Global Sisterhood.

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Girl Scouts of Western New York serves nearly 15,000 girls and 7,000 adult volunteers across the GSWNY jurisdiction, including Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties. The council’s administrative service centers are located in Batavia, Buffalo, Jamestown, Lockport, Niagara Falls, and Rochester.

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, girls discover their personal best and prepare for a positive future, connect with others in an increasingly diverse world and take action to solve problems and improve their communities.