Edmond Girl Scouts take a look at the world
EDMOND — More than 80 Edmond Girl Scouts attended the annual World Thinking Day, an annual Girl Scout event that encourages girls to learn about other countries through girl-led activities.
Feb. 22 was the birthday of Robert Baden-Powell, who inspired Juliette Gordon Low to start Girl Scouts in the United States. Every year near this date, Girl Scouts gather to celebrate friendship and sisterhood with girls in other countries.
Participating troops choose a country about which to present facts, a food, a game or activity, SWAPS (Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere) and stamp each visitor's “passport.”
Skyla Sanders, 13, received a proclamation from Edmond Mayor Charles Lamb for winning a patch design contest sponsored by Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma. Tessa Fasching, 13, was runner-up.
The winning badge design will be embroidered into a patch to be given to every girl who participates in Twilight Camp in June. This four-day evening camp is attended by more than 100 Girl Scouts who will wear the winning design on their vests.