Submitted by: Nancy Reddy
Secretary, Girl Scout Troop 20961
The West Knoxville Service Unit event to celebrate World Thinking Day for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts was hosted on February 23, 2013, by 10 third year Cadette and Senior Girl Scouts from Troop 20961 at the Webb School of Knoxville. Taylor Boyer served as Scout Leader for the event.
This year’s event had two themes. The service unit theme celebrated 100 amazing women who lived during the 100 years of Girl Scouting. Each troop prepared a booth and selected a heroine represented in costume. Heroines were introduced by Savannah McDonald during the opening ceremonies. Troop 28001 performed the opening flag ceremony. Host scouts of Troop 20961 retired the flag at the event’s conclusion following a huge friendship circle where scouts sang 6 verses of “Make New Friends”. Scouts attending earned the 2013 GSUSA Thinking Day Award.
The second theme revolved around the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts goals focusing on decreasing infant mortality and increasing prenatal care for mothers.Troop 20961 provided booths featuring the five focus countries: the Republic of Ireland, Pakistan, Venezuela, Jordan and Malawi. By visiting these 5 optional booths scouts earned the WAGGGS 2013 Thinking Day badge and pins.
Troop 20961 scouts hosting this event were Taylor Boyer, Savannah McDonald, Isabel Richter, McKenzie Ayers, Juliana Pulsinelli, Haley Smith, Natalie Wood, MaryAnn Reddy, Stephanie Newton and Kimberly Newton. Troop 20961’s 2nd year Cadettes providing support assistance during the event were Lauren Dieterich and Savana Mowris.
Click on an image below to see a slide show of the event. Directly below each photo you will see a caption with the troop number and the heroine they represented.