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Girl Scouts: A day just for thinking

February 23, 2010
By Michael Tidemann - Staff Writer

Just imagine if you could spend part of a day just thinking of new ideas and places and people.

That's what Girl Scouts did Saturday at the Estherville United Methodist Church when they held Thinking Day.

Duong Nguyen from Hanoi, Vietnam, an exchange student at Estherville Lincoln Central, showed Girl Scouts a lot of interesting handmade craft items.

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Duong Nguyen, an exchange student from Vietnam, showed handmade crafts to Skylar Lyman and Lacey Trosin.
EDN photo by Michael Tidemann

Kanticha Kanchanakul from Thailand, also an exchange student at ELC, showed the girls how to do traditional crafts. She even wrote people's names in her traditional Thai language. She also showed everyone how to play some traditional games from Thailand.

Earl and Virginia Erickson showed everyone how to plant a seed and grow their own food. Everyone took their potted seeds home and will undoubtedly take very good care of them until they're in the ground this spring.

Everyone also enjoyed a great meal of cuisine from Southeast Asia.

Marlene Walthart presented information provided by Tina Bauermeister, hospital dietician, on how everyone can take care of themselves. Donna Day-Templin told everyone about he Red Cross, its mission and how everyone can help.

The Girl Scouts all brought an item for the food pantry and Dawn Peta from Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc., told how UDMO helps area people in need.

A second upcoming event for Girl Scouts will be 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27 when they'll hold a birthday party for Girl Scouts at the Sleep Inn. They'll make posters, have a swim party, and have cake and ice cream.

National Girl Scout Week is March 7-13. The Girl Scouts were founded March 12, 1912.



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