Today is World Thinking Day, a day when Girl Guides and Girl Scouts take time out to think about their sister guides and scouts around the world. It’s a day of international friendship.
When I was a girl, and years later when I was a Girl Scout troop leader, the service unit I was a part of celebrated Thinking Day by having an international fair of sorts. Each troop would represent a member nation of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). They would set up an information table, serve food from their country, and do a performance. The girls would go around to each table and sample the food and get their “passport” stamped.
The years that I had a Daisy troop, I talked them into letting us be tourists. One year my Brownies represented Scotland. We served shortbread and sang Auld Lang Syne. When we were Colombia, we served hot chocolate and the girls wore yellow ties. Another year we represented Israel. My brother-in-law taught us an Israeli folk dance, and we served Israeli salad.
It’s simple and delicious. B’tayavon!
- 6 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
- 3 cucumbers, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1 bunch green onions, chopped
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- Toss all the ingredients together in a large bowl.