Germany | World Thinking Day Ideas
Troop 45868 representing Germany for Thinking day, tie dyed shirts the colors of the German flag.
Girl Scouts enthusiastic about music may want to choose Germany for Thinking Day. Famous composers born here include Bach, Händel, Beethoven, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Wagner and R. Strauss. Your Thinking Day booth could play classical music and your decorations and SWAPS for could also be music themed.
Fun Fact: Germans hope to power the country entirely on renewable sources by 2050.
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If your thinking Day event features flags from each country, you are in luck because the German flag is simple- one vertical stripe each of black, red and yellow. Creating German Flag pins to SWAP would be simple enough. Other SWAP ideas include tiny faux pretzels in a bag, a bottle cap map SWAP or a laminated stamp SWAP for Germany. (Speaking of stamps, don’t forget to order your country’s rubber stamp so you can mark the Thinking Day Passports of all your booth guests.)
If the girls are swapping pretend pretzels, maybe they want to serve real pretzels an easy German snack for Thinking Day. But, if you have even mildly ambitious bakers in your troop, there are some beautiful “Blitz Kuchen” and German Christmas cookie recipes that will help Brownies earn their Snack Badge or even Cadettes finish up their New Cuisines Badge.
You can add visual impact to your presentation with images of cuckoo clocks (which originated in the German Black Forest), the Bavarian Alps and traditional clothing such as Lederhosen and Dirndl.
Finally, pull the entire effort together by dressing your girls in simple, no-sew German Dirndl Costumes for Thinking Day.
Additional ideas can also be found in European Countries / World Thinking Day Ideas.