England | Ideas for Thinking Day*
The Flag of England is incorporated into the United Kingdom flag (show above).
England is home to Pax Lodge- one of five WAGGGS world centers which offer troops comfortable, inexpensive, and safe accommodations. Located just 20 minutes by subway from the center of London, it is an ideal base for exploring the city. MakingFriends®.com has ideas and products to help make your celebration a success.
England is a member of WAGGGS as part of the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom includes England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Fun Fact: England includes many small islands.
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Famous English men and women such as The Beatles, Fergie, Simon Cowell, Princess Diana and other royals probably sipped tea and nibbled crumpets or filled their bellies with fish and chips. So, troops that present England at their celebration will have their pick from a huge variety of fun costumes and decorations for an event. England is known for Big Ben, London Bridge and beautiful rose gardens all of which can add some great visual impact to your presentation. Plus, this country choice comes with a full song play list and built-in menu if you want themed music and food for your booth.
For English craft ideas, let the Royal family be your inspiration. Younger girls can dress-up as princesses, make a beaded tiara to wear and create mini tiara pins for swapping. Older girls might still be interested in the crown jewels, or England guitar pins for swapping could be more their style. Maybe they’d like to try dressing up as punk rockers which England is also known for.
If your girls are more athletic, perhaps that will be the direction they want to go with their activities. Sports play a prominent role in English life. Popular team sports are soccer, field hockey, cricket, rugby, badminton and baseball. Tennis, boxing, golf, cycling, motorsports and horse racing also have strong followings. Likewise, if younger troops are playing games, “London Bridge is Falling Down” is a simple choice.
If you are able to have a portion of your celebration outdoors, you can have Bonfire Night (or Guy Fawkes Day). This annual celebration held on November 5th marks the anniversary of the discovery of a plot to low up the Houses of Parliament in London. Since the celebration includes eating sweets around the fire, you can serve edible sparklers. Dip pretzel sticks, bread sticks or biscuits in melted chocolate and roll in sprinkles.
Finally, don’t forget a rubber stamp to mark your visitors’ passports! Appropriate English stamps could show a local landmark like the Tower of London or Big Ben, or you can reflect your princess, music or sports theme.
Additional ideas can also be found in European Countries / Thinking Day* Ideas.
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