Learning About New Zealand
Our troop had New Zealand last year - while we were learning
about the country we sampled kiwi fruit (and noted that Kiwi is the name
for a bird or a New Zealander; the fruit always has the word fruit included
in the name). Thanks to the web site from a troop of New Zealand Guides
(Northland Girl Guides <http://www.azmetro.com/northlan.html>
) we learned "Sheep Tag" and "Wizard, Dwarf, Giant" (a group version of
Paper, Rock, Scissors), as well as getting the NZ version of the Promise
& Law, which we used in our display. This is a tremendous web site
for information about NZ Guiding - they have set it up to help out people
"doing" their country for Thinking Day.
I had also gotten some balls called poi (soft padded balls with a long
cord on each - they are twirled in intricate patterns along with some traditional
Maori songs) My girls all got to try them out to see if they could
do any of the fancy moves with them.
At our Thinking Day event held by the service unit we are also supposed
to sell a swap or food that represents our country (profits go to the World
Friendship Fund). We made little kiwi (bird) pins from brown fun foam and
sold enough to donate about $20.
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This page last updated October 26th, 1999