Submitted by Virginia Brown Glenwood Springs Colorado
On April 27, 2013, I had the pleasure of attending a Thinking Day Event hosted by the Glenwood Springs Service Unit. The troops all picked countries from the continent of Africa. They also had a panty drive to support the girls at the Tasaru Girls Rescue Centre in Narok, Kenya. Mary Walker from Steamboat Springs came and talked to the girls about how the girls live and their customs and games they play in this rescue center. (For more information on Mary Walker’s work please see www.marywalkerkenya.blogspot.com)
Girls also shared what they learned through a program called Beads for Life, including the typical layout of a 10×10 foot home of typical families, how to make the paper beads that are made by the young girls in the country they choose.
Another troop learned how to make banana cookies from their country (Mali), and had a hut set up for attendees to relax in and play a local game.
Of course, no study of countries of Africa would be complete without studying Eygpt. I was thrilled to see mummies and Eygptian princesses in attendance!
Way to Go Glenwood Springs! I can’t wait to see what next years Thinking Day event will be!
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