This year for World Thinking Day, why not look at one of the strongest nations for Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting? Kenya has the sixth largest population of Girl Guides or Girl Scouts in the world, more than 159,000 strong.
In the latest featured Thinking Day toolkit, learn more about how girls enjoy the scouting movement in this African country.
Girl Guiding in Kenya
Girl Guiding has been in Kenya since 1920.
There are several levels, or branches, of Girl Guides in Kenya:
- Rainbows- 3-6 years, preschool
- Brownies 6-9 years, lower primary (early grade school)
- Girl guides, 9-13 years, upper primary
- Rangers 14-18 years, secondary
- Young leaders 18-30 years
- Trefoil guild above 35 years
(Personally, I love that the Kenyan Girl Guide system recognizes potential experience in its leaders as well!)
Learn about Life in Kenya:
Watch this story about the day of a life of a Kenyan child, and read these articles below.
Read Mama Panya’s Pancakes, a story about a Kenyan village and the importance of sharing, even when you have little to give.
Read For You Are a Kenyan Child, which shows the similarities between Kenyan children and American children.
Make and Do:
- Make a mbira (an instrument)
- Listen to the Kenyan Boys Choir.
- Learn how to play Mancala. (A quiet indoor activity, if you’re working on Thinking Day activities during the winter months.)
- Learn how to play Cricket.
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