Focusing on India for World Thinking Day? You’ve chosen a country rich in culture and steeped in the history of Girl Scouting.
Girl Scouts (Guides) in India:
Guiding began in India, then a British colony, in 1911. Today, The Bharat Scouts and Guides is the national organization for Boy Scouts and Girl Guides in India. India is one of the founding members of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.
Girl Guiding in India is in three age groups:
Sangam World Centre:
Sangam World Centre celebrates its 50s anniversary in 2016. The word Sangam means “coming together,” and since it opened in 1966, girls and young women have come to share Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting experiences and their cultures. Have a Sangam-themed meeting with these ideas from Girl Guides of Canada.
India is a very diverse country with many different religions and social classes.
The Indian film industry (famous for Bollywood movies) is one of the largest in the world.
Indian festivals celebrated by varied cultures and through their special rituals add to the richness of Indian heritage. Traditional music and dance are important parts of many celebrations. Some of the main festivals are Dussehra (conquest of good over evil), Diwali (festival of lights) and Holi (festival of colors).
Indian Children’s Favorite Stories
Cultural Traditions in India (Cultural Traditions in My World)
India the People (Lands, Peoples, and Cultures)
India – Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Play and Do:
- Flower Game
- Learn about Mother Teresa and earn a patch about her.
- Create Mehendi
- Cheetal, Cheetah
- Bulbol Balloons
- Hindi Color Game
- Indian Fruit Salad
- Musical Circles
- Learn about Diwali
- Discover India party
- Use an elephant stamp like this one to stamp a passport or create a unique stamped swap.
- Rangoli (sand painting)
- Indian garland
- Use stickers of theTaj Mahal,Yoga/Meditation/Hindu or the India National Flag to create a unique swap.
- Create a Lotus ornament
What other Thinking Day ideas do you have for India? Share your ideas and pins below!
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