In addition to the countries selected through WAGGGS, here are 4 really cool, Thinking Day-worthy countries you might want to consider exploring this year.
- Haiti: Learning about Haiti can help girls better understand the recent earthquake and it's effects. You can start with this story about a Haitian Girl Scout who is helping her country recover. Activity idea - build and start a philanthropy campaign to help Haiti relief efforts.
- Canada: In just a few days Canada will be hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics and will be the center of the sports world. That makes Canada extra cool this year. Activity idea - learn, watch or play the national sport of ice hockey!
- Mexico: As our southern neighbor, Mexico's culture greatly influences Texas and the whole US. Mexico is also home to one of the WAGGGS World Centers: Our Cabana providing with even more significance for Girl Scouts. Activity idea - enjoy delicous tamales as part of your learning experience!
- Denmark: This European country was recently deemed the happiest place on Earth and Copenhagen was named one of the most liveable cities. Activity idea - take part in the Danish tradition of bicycle riding.
P.S. Be sure to get your World Thinking Day patch at the council shops.