South Pas Girl Scouts Bring Thinking Day Back to City

Left – right, Alexandra Doig, Alison Jensen, Hannah Staudenmaier, Lia Meza, Emily Vargas and Julia Shadmon Photo courtesy of Ittai Shadmon and Melissa Meza

Girl Scout Thinking Day 2018 was observed in South Pasadena at Marengo Elementary school on Saturday, March 18th. 

Thinking Day is an annual day designated for girls and women from 146 countries to celebrate being part of the global sisterhood that is Girl Scouts and Girl Guides. The countries represented were France, Ireland, Germany, Greece, New Zealand and the Philippines. Troops hosted these countries with artifacts, displays showing facts and customs of the country, specialty food and SWAPS (Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere).

Scouts would travel from booth to booth collecting stamps on folded pieces of paper. Once the scout’s “passport” had all the country’s stamps, the scout would be awarded a badge. Once these passports were stamped by the participating countries, scouts were awarded a patch to commemorate the event.

In attendance was “Miss Daisy”, Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts played by Christie Crahan. Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts in 1911. Since her passing in 1927, Girl Scout leaders have occasionally dressed up as Gordon Low in period costume and attended events to educate younger scouts about the history of Girl Scouts.

This event was hosted by South Pasadena Girl Scout Cadette troop 16751. The girls chose Greece as their country. The troop chose to host Thinking Day because the event had not happened in several years and the troop felt it was an event that needed a resurgence in South Pas.

The event celebrated one of the most important parts of the Girl Scout Law, “Be a sister to every Girl Scout”.