The annual Girl Scouts and Girl Guides World Thinking Day is Saturday, Feb. 16, and Ketchikan Girl Scouts plan to participate.
The theme for this year’s international event is child mortality and maternal health. Participants will learn about the issues, and participate in related activities. Previous years’ themes have been combating HIV and AIDS; ending poverty and hunger; empowering girls and women; and ensuring environmental sustainability.
Girl Scouts are encouraged to focus their World Thinking Day activities on specific countries. This year’s countries are Ireland, Jordan, Malawi, Pakistan and Venezuela.
Girl Scout Troop 4071 is organizing the event for all local Girl Scouts to attend. It starts at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Holy Name Catholic Church parish hall. Participants can earn their World Thinking Day badges.