Lima was a big city – gritty, but full of life and light. There we first understood the country of contrasts we had stepped into – where the city, the ocean, and the desert converge.
– Joanna, a Girl Scout who traveled to Peru with her Girl Scout troop.
Today’s World Thinking Day toolkit features Girl Scouting and life in Peru.I’m grateful for my friends at multiculturalkidblogs.com for sharing resources and ideas!
Girl Scouts in Peru:
Back in Lima, we had two opportunities to interact with other Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. …At the end of the evening we got to talk, really sing, with one of the Peruvian troops. They sang to us, and then we sang to them, and it was one of my favorite parts of the night. At the campfire we got a chance to practice our Spanish, sing and dance some more. We discovered we had more things in common than I expected: a love for Lady Gaga, Facebook, and singing silly Girl Scout songs… We weren’t just tourists, we were Girl Scouts and I now know I have sisters all around the world, not just at home.
Read more about their Girl Scout troop’s adventures in Peru.
Girl Scouting celebrates its 100th anniversary in Peru this year (2016). Scouting is co-ed in Peru, and there are more than 2700 Girl Guides in the country, according to WAGGGS.
Asociación Nacional de Guías Scouts del Perú
The Peru Guide promise is:
I promise on my honour, to do everything possible: To fulfil my duties to God and my country, To help other people at all times, and To obey the Guide Law.
The Peru Guide Law is:
- A Guide is responsible and is to be trusted
- A Guide is loyal
- A Guide is useful
- A Guide is a friend to all and a sister to all other Guides
- A Guide is courteous
- A Guide protects animals and plants and sees in nature the work of God
- A Guide is obedient
- A Guide is courageous and faces difficulties with optimism
- A Guide makes good use of her time and is thrifty; she takes care of her belongings and respects those of others
- A Guide is pure in thought, word and deed
Learn about Life in Peru:
Activities to learn about life in Peru:
- Learn about the fascinating history of the Incas or the Hispanic heritage of Peru. There’s even a free mini book!
- Try Peru puzzles and fact sheets.
- Learn about Christmas in Peru.
Read about Peru:
Spotlight on Peru (Spotlight on My Country)
If You Were Me and Lived in…Peru: A Child’s Introduction to Cultures Around the World
Children of the World – Tomasino: A Child of Peru
Eat Peruvian Food:
- Arroz con carne peruano
- Sublime Chocolate Con Leche Y Mani/chocolate with Milk and Peanuts
- Inca’s Food Maiz Cancha Chulpe Para Tostar- Dried Corn Chulpe for Toasting
- Lomo Saltado (beef stir-fry)
- Peruvian Purple Corn Pudding
Swap and Craft:
- Make arperilla with kids
- Make a Peruvian bead necklace for your Junior Jewelry badge
- Tropical birds mobile
- Peruvian gourd craft
- Get Peru national flag stickers for a swap.
- Get Machu Pichu stickers for a swap or craft.
- Thinking Day swap idea from Pinterest
What other Thinking Day ideas do you have for Peru? Share your ideas and pins below!
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What a great post – I’ll be sharing it widely. Also wanted to recommend a “Make Your Own Zampoñas/Panpipes craft: http://www.tinytappingtoes.com/early-learning-with-music/make-your-own-simple-panpipes/
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I’d also love to share this craft activity from Afro-Peruvian culture – making a cajón box drum:
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Thank you for sharing!