Saturday, February 25 was the day that the Girl Scouts descended upon the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center for World Thinking Day 2012. If you have never attended a WTD, it’s a trip around the world for about $1. (At least that’s what Jason West, Director of Development for the Center says!) Each troop participating in the day set up a table representing a certain country and visitors were given a “passport” which they used to travel around the world and sample food from each country.

And of course, this was a Gwinnett CAN Challenge event thanks to Angie West who organized the World Thinking Day. Over 400 food items were collected during the day from participating scouts and parents. As well, over a dozen troops have participated in the Gwinnett CAN Challenge in the last 18 months. Great job girls! Can’t wait to see what you do in 2012!

Suzanne Holtkamp congratulates the Girl Scout Troops who earned grant money in 2011 from the Holtkamp Family Foundation.  Ten troops organized food drives, collecting over 12,000 items and earning a total of $2750 for their respective troops.

Suzanne Holtkamp congratulates the Girl Scout Troops who earned grant money in 2011 from the Holtkamp Family Foundation. Ten troops organized food drives, collecting over 12,000 items and earning $2750 for their respective troops.

Over 400 parents and scouts use their "passports" to travel the world.
A taste of China.  Great visuals!

This troop gives visitors a taste of China. Great visuals!

Angie West, organizer of World Thinking Day and Jason West, Director of Development for the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center

Angie West, organizer of World Thinking Day and Jason West, Director of Development for the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center

Clothing from the country of India helped this troop tell the story.

Clothing from the country of India helped this troop tell the story.

The country of France is always a big hit when it comes to food!

The country of France is always a big hit when it comes to food!

Theresa bags up the more than 400 items collected for local food banks during the day.

Theresa bags up the more than 400 items collected for local food banks during the day.

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