Thinking Day lands Feb. 22, when we’re dying for winter to end. So why not turn to thoughts of the South Pacific and choose Tonga for your troop’s Thinking Day event?
Check out this video about life in Tonga:
The Girl Guides Association of the Kingdom of Tonga was founded in 1952 and became an associate member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 1987.
You can learn more about the Tongan language with these children’s books on Amazon:
- Learn about Rugby, the national sport of Tonga. Try “Rookie Rugby,” a modified version of the sport.
- Learn about the nose flute, a traditional instrument in Tonga and Polynesian islands. And for fun, order a set of modern-day nose flutes off Amazon so the girls can attempt to play them. (You’ll get a lot of laughs, as my department at work did when a coworker brought them in!)
Tonga is a small country comprised of many islands, and the best resources for recipes from that region are more general “South Pacific” cookbooks.
- Make a tropical fish swap.
- Use Tonga National Country Flag 1″ Scrapbooking Crafting Stickers as a replacement for a stamp or for part of your swap.
What other ideas do you have for Tonga or South Pacific countries? Share them below!
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