Monday, September 13, 2010

Two Girl Scouts Represent the US at Guiding Mosaic in Canada

What did you do today? Troop 285 Seniors Amanda and Savannah spent two weeks in Ontario, Canada at Guiding Mosaic 2010. Guiding Mosaic was the Western Hemisphere centennial celebration for Girl Guides / Girl Scouts hosted by the Girl Guides of Canada. A total of 2300 girls and 500 adults from 15 countries including the United States, Canada, South Africa, Bangladesh, Australia, New Zealand and the UK were present to celebrate the progression of Girl Scouts throughout the years. To demonstrate the different cultures present, each girl wore the Girl Scout uniform from their country to orientation. Though Amanda and Savannah were among the 27 girls representing the United States, they were the only two girls representing the Southeastern United States. The camp was divided into 11 neighborhoods, each representing a decade of Girl Guiding from 1910 to 2010. The girls remained in camp for most of the trip but did get the opportunity to take a trip around Ontario and even see Niagara Falls. Guiding Mosaic was a great opportunity that brought girls together from around the world to celebrate the history and the future of Girl Scouts.