More than 1,"300 Girl Scouts and their families came together to celebrate international friendship at the annual Thinking Day celebration on February 11 at High School South. West Windsor-Plainsboro service unit’s more than 50 troops each adopted a country and designed a booth where they sold food, crafts, and ran games. After learning about their chosen country, they chose costumes to wear to reflect that heritage.##M:[more]##

An opening parade kicked off the two-hour event. When visiting the booths, the Scouts could get their “passports” stamped and “swap” a small memento representative of their country. Delicacies included Thai noodles, rice pudding, creme puffs, cakes, cookies and chocolate-covered bananas. Games and activities include stuffing a cannoli in Italy, a balloon race in India, a climbing monkey in Venezuela, and a bean bag toss in Israel.

“This is the biggest event of our year and the girls really pour their hearts into this day,” says Cheryl Corbett, service unit co-director.

Thinking Day Committee members included Girl Scout leaders Phyllis Church, Amy Gardner, Holly Goldberg, Tracey Lee, Cindy Nutini, May Rowland, Evelyn Turney, Christine Zelnick, and Natalie Devlin.

“The Thinking Day committee was grateful to have 40 scout volunteers on the day of the event, said Devlin, Thinking Day chairperson. “It’s really great to see the older scouts helping to make the day better for the younger girls,”

For information about Girl Scouts in the area, E-mail girlscoutswwp@verizon.net. There will be a recruitment night on Monday, May 14, at 7 p.m., at Millstone River School.