On Sunday February 21st, 2016 the “Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson” came together at the Galleria Mall Center Court in Poughkeepsie, NY, USA to celebrate the 90th anniversary of “World Thinking Day” http://www.girlscouts.org/en/about-girl-scouts/global/world-thinking-day.html.
This year World Thinking Day celebrates the Connections with oneself, ones friends and ones world. The Scout Troops made exhibits on a country they chose to learn about for this year’s celebration.
In addition to all the exhibits there was the Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson Competitive Singing Group: The Dotted Half Notes, Irish Step Dancing by Siobann Moore School of Dance and Sahana Natesan danced a traditional Indian dance in full traditional wear.
Amelia Roger, the organizer of the event said “The highlight of the afternoon was the World Peace Flag Ceremony presented by Jim Dugan of the World Peace Prayer Society in Wassaic. He brought a full set of flags, one for each Member Country of the United Nations. Each girl had the opportunity to honor the flag of the country they carried as well as joining the whole group in asking that May Peace Prevail in that country then May Peace Prevail on Earth.”
The relationship between Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson and the World Peace Prayer Society has been ongoing for many years now and has been truly beneficial for both organizations.
May Peace Prevail On Earth!
Jim Dugan & Amelia Roger