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Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta Celebrate World Thinking Day on Feb. 27 in Mableton
Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta Celebrate World Thinking Day on Feb. 27 in Mableton

Mableton, GA--  (submitted by Judy Landey)  One day. 300 Girl Scouts in Atlanta. 10 million girls around the world. These are the special ingredients that make World Thinking Day — a Girl Scout-specific holiday — so exciting and meaningful for young women everywhere.

On Sunday February 27, Girl Scout Troop 21340 will host a gathering of metro Atlanta Girl Scouts to celebrate this special event, designed to recognize Girl Scouts of the USA as part of an international movement. World Thinking Day is set aside each year by the Girl Scouts to think and learn about other countries. The learning is done through exhibits created by each participating troop. The exhibits and displays highlight countries and their favorite customs, games, sports, holidays and food. In total, 21 countries will be featured including Greece, India, Mexico, Romania, and Japan, to name a few. The celebration is scheduled for 2:30 pm until 4 pm, Sunday, February 2, 2011 in the gymnasium of Morningside Elementary School at 1053 East Rock Springs Road.

Girls and women of all ages in many countries do not have the same opportunities as men. They do not have the same access to education as boys and men. Women are underrepresented in the world’s governments and in the workforce, and earn far less than men.

The World Thinking Day theme for 2011 is girls worldwide say “empowering girls will change our world.” Raising awareness about this goal will help empower girls and young women to take a stand against inequality.

This year, CARE, a humanitarian organization headquartered in Atlanta that fights global poverty by empowering women and girls, will be joining Atlanta Girl Scouts for this celebration.  “CARE is proud to partner with the Girl Scouts for World Thinking Day 2011." said Dr. Helene D. Gayle, president and CEO of CARE.  "This year's focus of reaching out to your sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries is a tremendous opportunity to make the world a better place for girls everywhere. The Girl Scouts are living proof that empowering girls will change our world."