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Earn a Fiji patch! Boise, Idaho Girl Scout Troop 388's country for Thinking Day was Fiji. They won best presentation,which the girls did totally and best snack.

South Pacific Islands | Ideas for Thinking Day*

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Girl Scout display board for Fiji for World Thinking Day.

Boise, Idaho Troop 388’s country for Thinking Day* was Fiji. They won best presentation, which the girls did totally and best snack.

The South Pacific includes thousands of islands spread between Australia and the Hawaiian Islands. Troops that choose South Pacific countries for their booth will learn about fascinating people and cultures. MakingFriends®.com has ideas and products to help make your celebration a success.

Craft ideas for this region include all kinds of tropical swapping pins. Girls may also be surprised to find penguin Swapping pins and crafts are appropriate because penguins can be found in sourthern climates such as the Galapagos Islands and New Zealand.
Girls who are excited about their New Cuisine, Locavore and Dinner Party badges may take a special interest in learning about South Pacific countries through tasting their unique foods. Troops that serve South Pacific food will have many options. Fish (served raw, poached or grilled) has long been the primary source of protein for Pacific Islanders. Root vegetables such as taro, sweet potatoes and yams, are central to the diet of the region. A wide variety of tropical fruits are also eaten in large quantities. These include coconut, bananas, plantains, mangoes, papayas, pineapples and breadfruit- any of which could be served as a snack.
Costumes for the South Pacific may include typical tourist garb like sunglasses and flip-flops as well as native grass skirts and shell jewelry. For South Pacific decorations drape your booth in tapa cloth and cut large cardboard boxes to represent the giant statues of Easter Island. Create palm trees for a beach scene that incorporates a path of stones for your guests to simulate the native costume of fire walking. Swapping pin ideas for South Pacific countries include woven baskets and a beach in a bag.

Fun Fact: There are about 7,500 islands in the South Pacific, only about 500 of which are inhabited.

Passport Patch

Celebrate learning about other countries at your international event with this Passport Patch from MakingFriends®.com!

You’ll find inspiration for your international event on our page International Ideas for Thinking Day*.

 

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International Patch

Having an event to learn about other countries? The International patch from MakingFriends®.com is just what you are looking for!…

International Night Patch

Having an event to learn about other countries? The International Night patch from MakingFriends®.com is just what you are looking for!…

Swapping Pins for Every Country

International Trading Card Friendship Swap Kit

This is the perfect kit for your GS World Thinking Day or International service unit event. Many countries are available!…

International Tags for Swapping

Every country available! Perfect if you are making SWAPs for your Thinking Day or International celebration…

International Bottle Cap Map Pins for Swapping

Choose a country and make the Girl Scout Thinking Day or International Night Map SWAP.…

More Thinking Day* Swapping Pins

Mini Flip Flop Pin for Swapping

These SWAPs can be used for any warm, beachy country like Fiji, Costa Rica or Jamaica for your Girl Scout Thinking Day or International celebration or for a fun summer SWAP…

Recycled Coffeemate Penguin

This Recycled Coffeemate Penguin will make a cheerful addition to your penguin collection. This project teaches your Girl Scouts to recycle and reuse objects that would otherwise end up in the landfill.…

New Zealand Bead Head Pins for Swapping

Use our picture as a guide to create a Bead Head SWAPs if you’ve chosen New Zealand for your Girl Scout Thinking Day or International celebration…

Multicultural Bead Head Pins for Swapping

Use our picture as a guide to create a Bead Head SWAPs for England, France, India, Jamaica, Jordan, New Zealand, Pakistan, Poland, Spain or if you’ve chosen a South American country. You can also use our photo as an inspiration to design your own for other countries for your Thinking Day* or International celebration.…

Beach Umbrella Pins for Swapping

Make these Girl Scout SWAPs for summer camp or if you have chosen a country known for it’s beaches for your Thinking Day or International celebration.…

International Mini Post Cards

Print miniature international postcard tags for scenic Girl Scout Thinking Day or International Night SWAPs…

International Mini Post Cards

Print miniature international postcard tags for scenic Thinking Day SWAPS. Letter beads make it easy for friends to remember your country.…

Sandal Pins for Swapping

This tiny shoe Girl Scout SWAP is easy to make from craft foam and is great for Thinking Day, International or summer events.…

Crafts

Cottonball Sheep

These fuzzy creatures are fun to make and great for your Girl Scout Thinking Day or International celebration if you chose Australia, New Zealand or Scotland.…

Recycled Coffeemate Penguin

This Recycled Coffeemate Penguin will make a cheerful addition to your penguin collection. This project teaches your Girl Scouts to recycle and reuse objects that would otherwise end up in the landfill.…

Tiki Tapa Bookmarks

Girls can learn new techniques such as using coffee as a dye and how to use graphite paper while creating these Tiki Tapa Bookmarks. Great for your Thinking Day or International celebration if you chose a South Pacific Island.…

Marshmallow Sheep

Instructions and supply list to create a foam sheep craft. Great for your Girl Scout Thinking Day or International celebration if you chose Australia, New Zealand or Scotland. …

Recipes

Australian or New Zealand Fairy Bread Recipe

Print a recipe and prepare food to taste at your Girl Scout Thinking Day or International event if you chose Australia or New Zealand.…

Free Printables

Fijian Girl Guide Coloring Page

Print multiple copies to use as a gathering activity to help get girls acquainted with each other and the style of Girl Guides in Fiji. Girls color then use as a decoration for their World Thinking Day or International Celebration.…

Pacific Island Paper Doll Friends

Dress your friends in beautiful clothes from the islands… grass skirts, sarongs, aloha shirts, leis and more.…

Printable Fact Cards

Facts about New Zealand

Printable Thinking Day fact card for our passports. Perfect if you chose New Zealand for your Girl Scout Thinking Day or International Night celebration.…

Mini Post Card Tags for Swapping

Mini Postcards | New Zealand

Make tags for your Thinking Day swaps…

Mini Postcards | Fiji

Make tags for your Thinking Day swaps…

Ideas from our Readers

Girl Scout International Night Service Unit Event

Leaders share how their troop hosted a World Thinking Day event for their service unit sparking a new tradition.…

Denmark | Ideas for Thinking Day*

A troop leader shares how their girls prepared to represent Denmark at their Thinking Day* event. Leaders may find inspiration to prepare for their International event.…

International Event Fun – 2016

You may find inspiration for your own GS World Thinking Day or International event from the ideas and photos shared from leaders across the country.…

Service Unit International Event Fun

You may find inspiration for your own Thinking Day or International event as you read about the Girl Scout Thinking Day event put together by a Service Unit in Delaware.…

International Event Fun – 2014

Read about what other troops have done to represent Hungary, Spain, Germany, Ireland and Egypt for their Girl Scout Thinking Day or International celebrations…

Thinking Day Celebrations

Seeing what other troops have done will inspire you to think of more great ideas for your Girl Scout Thinking Day or International celebration.…

Ideas for Thinking Day* – Carnival

Photos and instructions show how to turn a Thinking Day* or International event into a carnival with games.…

Celebrating Thinking Day* – ideas are endless!

Readers submitted photos and stories from how they have celebrated Thinking Day* or International event.…

International Event Celebrations with a theme

A reader shared various themes and photos from past Girl Scout Thinking Day or International celebrations.…

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