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European Countries | World Thinking Day Ideas

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Troop 410 represented Norway at World Thinking Day.

Each of the European countries has its own government, symbols, national holidays and unique identity for girls to learn about and share through Thinking Day SWAPS and events.

Fun Fact: 39 of Europe’s 50 countries are members of WAGGGS.

SWAPs for Every Country

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Thinking Day Ideas from our Readers

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England Patch
2″ Embroidered, Iron-on

$0.99

patch+france

France Patch
2″ Embroidered, Iron-on

$0.99

patch+germany

Germany Patch
2″ Embroidered, Iron-on

$0.99

patch+greece

Greece Patch
2″ Embroidered, Iron-on

$0.99

patch+ireland

Ireland Patch
2″ Embroidered, Iron-on

$0.99

patch+israel

Israel Patch
2″ Embroidered, Iron-on

$0.99

patch+italy

Italy Patch
2″ Embroidered, Iron-on

$0.99

patch+russia

Russia Patch
2″ Embroidered, Iron-on

$0.99

patch+spain

Spain Patch
2″ Embroidered, Iron-on

$0.99

patch+south-poland

Poland Patch
2″ Embroidered, Iron-on

$0.99

patch+scotland

Scotland Patch
2″ Embroidered, Iron-on

$0.99

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Switzerland Patch
2″ Embroidered, Iron-on

$0.99

Many countries in Europe have their own language. For Thinking Day, Girl Scouts could learn to say “hello” and “thank-you” in the language of their chosen country.

In general, meat is prominent and substantial in serving-size. Savory and creamy sauces add flavor, vegetables are included, and starches such as bread, pasta, dumplings and potatoes complete the main meal. Sweet flavors are usually reserved for dessert. For Thinking Day snack time, troops could cook, taste or at least find pictures of food from their country.

Many sports originated in Europe including football (soccer) which is now the world’s most popular sport. Golf began in Scotland. Cricket has its origins in Western Europe. The Tour de France  is the world’s most watched live annual sporting event and cycling is immensely popular as a means of transport in many European countries. The Olympics began in Greece. Field hockey, handball and rugby also originated in Europe. If your girls are athletes at heart, their Thinking Day costumes might resemble appropriate sportswear, uniforms and equipment for these sports.

WAGGGS has 39 member countries in its European region. We have separate Thinking Day pages for:

We also have SWAP kits for:

  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic,
  • Denmark
  • England
  • Finland
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Lithuania
  • Netherlands / Holland
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Scotland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine

Other Countries in the European Region of WAGGGS include:

  • Belarus
  • Estonia
  • Georgia
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • San Marino
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Wales

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