Executive - Press Release

Posted on: February 16, 2016

Girl Scouts, county host 1,018 at World Thinking Day at Rockwood

More than 25 countries were represented as the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay and New Castle County celebrated World Thinking Day with a free, public event Sunday, February 21, at the Carriage House at Rockwood Park.

On behalf of County Executive Thomas P. Gordon, Sophia Hanson, general manager of the county Department of Community Services, welcomed more than 1,000 guests to the successful event.

“We are delighted to host these creative, positively focused Girl Scouts and supporters for World Thinking Day 2016,” Gordon said prior to the event. “It’s an honor to share this celebration with an estimated 10 million girls and young women around the world.”

The Girl Scouts opened activities with a “Parade of Nations.” With an open house format through 4 p.m., they represented nations around the world, with guests given passports to have stamped at every country they visit. Live, international music every half hour added to the global atmosphere.

World Thinking Day has been celebrated since 1926 as a day of international friendship and focus on issues that affect girls and young women.

All told, 1,028 Girl Scouts, family members and volunteers attended the event at Rockwood Park, said Jane Ratteni, a manager with the NCCo Department of Special Services.

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