Wednesday, February 27, 2008
This project was part of the Greenbelt Girl Scout's Thinking Day Program. Thinking Day is a worldwide program in which Girl Scout troops study a different country and then do a performance having to do with the culture of the country and make an ethnic dish from the country to share. In addition, this year we also spoke bout water resources and availability to the girls in our country.
Thus, the 'river bracelets' I asked the girls about their countries and the prime bodies of water in the country. Then they made bracelets from wool to represent their countries water resources. Each girl made a beautiful bracelet out of a variety or blue wool roving from Leighton Farms (I have found them to be the best place to get beautiful, clean, natural wool roving).
My troop. Brownie Troop 2871 studied Brazil. We went downtown and visited theWilson Institute, that has a great photo exhibit about Brazil, specifically the Amazon region of Brazil. friend of mine from Brazil provided Brazilian cheese bread and candy from Brazil. The kids had a great time and learned a lot.