World Thinking Day Held at Marengo March 18

Thinking Day, held in South Pasadena last Saturday, is celebrated annually by all Girl Scouts around the world

PHOTO: Melissa Meza | | The girls of Girl Scout Troop 16751

Girl Scout Thinking Day 2018 was observed on last Saturday in South Pasadena at Marengo Elementary School.

Thinking Day is a day that girls and women from 146 countries celebrate being part of the global sisterhood that is Girl Scouts.

PHOTO: Ittai Shadmon and Melissa Meza| | On hand for Girls Scout Thinking Day were Alexandra Doig, Alison Jensen, Hannah Staudenmaier, Lia Meza, Emily Vargas and Julia Shadmon. 

Celebrated since 1926, it’s a day of international friendship, when Girl Scouts think about their “sisters” in all the countries of the world. It’s a way to celebrate with girls all over the world by doing the same activities. The 2018 Thinking Day theme is “Impact.” Girl Scouts are all about bringing positive change.

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Countries represented at South Pasadena’s Thinking Day celebration were France, Ireland, Germany, Greece, New Zealand and the Philippines. Troops showcased countries with artifacts, displays showing facts and customs of the country, specialty food and SWAPS (Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere).

PHOTO: Ittai Shadmon and Melissa Meza | | Representing the local Girls Scouts were Christie Crahan, Alexandra Doig, Emily Vargas, Alison Jensen, Hannah Staudenmaier Lia Meza and Julia Shadmon

Visiting scouts were given passports for their journey around the world. Once passports were stamped and approved by representatives of participating countries, scouts were awarded commemorative patches.

In attendance was “Miss Daisy,” Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts, played by Christie Crahan.

PHOTO: Ittai Shadmon and Melissa Meza | | Enjoying Thinking Day last week were Julia Shadmon. Alexandra Doig, Hannah Staudenmaier, Lia Meza, Alison Jensen and Emily Vargas

South Pasadena Girl Scout Cadette Troop 16751 hosted the event, bringing it back after it was idle in the city for several years. The event celebrated one of the most important parts of the Girl Scout Law – ”Be a sister to every Girl Scout.”

PHOTO: Ittai Shadmon and Melissa Meza | | Many Girls Scouts came out for Thinking Day at Marengo Elementary School last Saturday
PHOTO: Ittai Shadmon and Melissa Meza | | On the back of a vest worn by one Girl Scout were an abundance patches earned in recent years