Greece: Greek dance, jar lid mosaics with tile pieces and grout, feta cheese rolls, grapes and baklava served at 'The Athens Cafe' (tablecloths, flowers and menus).
Japan: Japanese dance, Shoiji screens with word 'Friendship' in Japanese, rolling your own sushi (all cooked) and different sauces to try on rice (eaten with chopsticks). The girls all enjoyed rolling the sushi and a surprising number of them enjoyed eating it. (Amazing what they will try when they made it themselves!)
We are taking a break from the 'mock trip' this year and are returning to a modified International Fair. We will only include 4-6 countries. Each country will include a song/dance, a food, a craft and a game. Each participating troop will provide one of these for one of the countries. The problem we have run into when each troop does a different country for a Fair is that there is TOO much for the girls to really learn anything. There might be 20+ countries represented and it becomes a race to get to the next country, stamp your passport and try the food. We are hoping by limiting the number of countries it will alleviate this problem and not be so much work for each troop, and hopefully the girls will go home having learned something about the different countries they 'visited'.
Rancho Vista Service Unit, San Diego Imperial Council, California, USA
The girls would first make their "luggage/carry on bags" for toting their souvenirs home.
What I have planned is to divide the girls into groups of about 10, board them on the plane. They exit to their 1st destination. After learning about the country and seeing the sights, they will go outside to a game station for a game from that country, then go to a food station for that countries food, then to a craft area for a craft of the country. After that they will reboard the plane for the 2nd destination, then 3rd and then 4th.
Once the 1st group has exited the plane, we will start the next group and continue till all have visited their countries.
I thought of having extra games from countries all over as filler time.
Crafts I've thought of so far:
England: Crown Jewel crowns -- hope to get Burger King to donate crowns for the girls to decorate.
Mexico: God's eyes
India: Hand painting -- we have an Indian lady who may come and talk to the girls and may be able to teach us about this or some other craft.
Also, thought of having the girls make a "paper doll" from craft foam, and color and cut out Girl Guide and Girl Scout uniforms from paper to put on them.
Mexico: Nachos or salsa and chips
England: Tea and scones/cookies
India: hope to get info from our Indian lady.
Donna, Girl Scout Leader, Florida, USA
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