email me
Here are some links you may find helpful!

It's just the beginning. More will be added and all will be changed to hot links
as I have time to search the web.

If you have or find websites you think others would find useful please e-mail them to me and
I'll add them to the list. 

This is not a comprehensive list. It's meant as a place for you to start. Some of these pages
give  just a bit of information that with further research may  lead you to wonderful ideas.

Don't forget school and public libraries, neighbors and family members
who may be from or have knowledge of  some of these nations. It never hurts to ask!

THE NEW LINK FOR GSUSA!! http://www.girlscouts.org/

Miscellaneous: (Not related to Thinking Day but too good to not share!)

DOWNLOAD an Amber Alert ticker to your desktop or put one on your webpage http://codeamber.org/ticker_code.html
http://www.africam.com/

Wonderful Links of all types http://www.kidslist.uc.edu/kidslist/wagggs.html#12
The Guide Zone (new site for an old favorite)
Mt. St. Helens live cam http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/volcanocams/msh/
Girl Scout Graphics: http://www.azmetro.com/gsclipart.html
SONGS! http://dragon.sleepdeprived.ca/songbook/songbook_index.htm
SONGS! http://www.scoutsongs.com/categories/girlscout.html
KNOTS http://clipart.usscouts.org/library/Scouting_Skills_and_Activities/knot_book/index.html
SouthShore Mall movie theaters http://www.catheatres.com/
Capital Mall Movie Theater http://www.fandango.com/centuryolympia_aauja/theaterpage
Regal Theaters (Olympia) http://www.regalcinemas.com/
Girl Scouts of Western Washington Council http://www.girlscoutsww.org/
Send e-mail to your family camper http://www.pacificpeaksgirlscoutcouncil.bunk1.com/

General Crafts and Games:
Friendship Stick Directions http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/3209/stick.html
http://www.scoutinglinks.com/GSRC/crafts.asp
Some religious some not  http://www.daniellesplace.com/html/resource_room.html
http://www.girlscoutsppc.org/links.html

Kick your shoes off. Put fresh ink in your printer.  This one is worth  spending the afternoon!
It's a commercial site but there are tons of ideas you can use!
Don't miss the SCOUTS link at the top of the page! http://www.makingfriends.com/index.htm


http://crafterscommunity.net/index.php/2
http://coy.ne.client2.attbi.com/
http://www.michaels.com/online/html/kidsclub.htm
http://www.kidsdomain.com/ Wow! TAKE S0ME TIME HERE LOTS TO SEE!
All purpose games http://www.gameskidsplay.net/

Girl Scout Cooking and Recipes
http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/5307/r_index.html

SWAP and General Craft ideas

Not exactly the kind of swaps we are looking for but the examples of  small clay items on this site really fascinated me.
You might get some  design ideas: http://www.polymerclaycentral.com/pcc/swapindex.html
All purpose and Thinking Day Swaps at: http://parentingteens.about.com/cs/craftprojects/l/blswapsindex.htm
All Pupose Swaps: http://www.scoutinglinks.com/GSRC/swaps.htm
Probably the best swap site on the net...but down for repair Keep watching! http://www.swapaholic.info/swaps.html
http://www.trudyd.homestead.com/swaps.html
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Girl-Scout-Swaps/
International games
http://www.gameskidsplay.net/games/foreign_indexes/index.htm
http://www.childfun.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=544
3-D Papercrafts of costumes from a few countries at
http://bj.canon.co.jp/english/3D-papercraft/costume/wedding_e.html
http://parentingteens.about.com/cs/familylife/l/blswaps30.htm
http://parentingteens.about.com/cs/craftprojects/l/blswapsindex.htm
http://www.girlscouts.org/program/gs_central/swaps/
http://www.kidsdomain.com/craft/_girl.html
http://www.neighborhood13-1.com/Swaps.html
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Girl-Scout-Swaps/
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Acres/3392/swaps.html
http://www.trudyd.homestead.com/swaps.html
http://gsleaders.org/files/pins.htm
http://www.kidsdomain.com/craft/_cub.html
http://www.makingfriends.com/swaps.htm
http://www.geocities.com/heartland/acres/3392/swaps.html
http://www.kidsturncentral.com/links/girlscoutlinks.htm
http://www.childfun.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=544
http://www.kidslist.uc.edu/kidslist/gs.html
http://gsleaders.org/files/index.htm
http://www.cvgirlscouts.org/girls/links.html
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Girl-Scout-Swaps/
http://www.girlscouts-rh.org/su08-cust/camping.htm (Swap links on this page)
http://members.aol.com/GSMomJoann/crafts.html HUGE list of general crafts for kids links



Information about  WAGGGS Nations Holidays and Celebrations
(More will be added as I have time to search.)

The REGIONS of WAGGGS http://www.wagggsworld.org/en/world
UNCOMPLICATED list of WAGGGS nations in each region:
http://dianneward.homestead.com/RegionsandNations.html
The  Four World Centers
http://www.wagggsworld.org/aroundtheworld/index.html
http://www.paxlodge.org/
The Pax Lodge Song is on the SONGS page It's beautiful Ask Dee's troop!
Sangam http://www.sangamwagggs.org.uk/
Our Cabana http://www.ourcabana.org/
Our Chalet http://www.ourchalet.ch/

Thinking Day Ceremonies: http://gsleaders.org/files/think.htm
Many Thinking Day Nations here: http://www.geocities.com/gsgreenneck/td.html
National holidays and general information  of several countries listed here:
http://www.phrasebase.com/countries/index.php?action=rankorder&cat=0&counter=20&variable=pol_holiday&submit=Go

Christmas Links around the world http://www2.worldbook.com/features/holidays/html/rec_cra.htm

Links For Many  WAGGGS nations Hard to read. Highlight the text. 
http://members.tripod.com/~bri_rose/td.html
http://histclo.hispeed.com/act/holiday/nat/hol-nat.html
http://www.holidayinsights.com/world/
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/fields/2109.html
http://www.dltk-kids.com/world/
http://www.nationmaster.com/graph-T/gov_nat_hol/OCE
http://www.cftech.com/BrainBank/OTHERREFERENCE/TIMEANDDATES/MajForHol.html
http://www.brainyencyclopedia.com/encyclopedia/n/na/national_holiday.html
http://www.mynameday.com/namedaylinks.html
GS Great site for GS history, tradition, etc http://scoutingweb.com/scoutingweb/Traditions/ScoutTraditions.htm
The history of Christmas around the world http://www.holidays.net/christmas/story.htm
General Thinking Day Info and some country specific links: http://coy.ne.client2.attbi.com/
Links to info on various countries http://www.suelebeau.com/geography.htm
Holidays Around The World  http://www2.worldbook.com/features/holidays/html/others.htm
Ideas for many countries http://www.dltk-kids.com/world/


The Continent of Africa:
http://www.suelebeau.com/africa.htm


Antarctica and Alaska (Yes, I know they aren't WAGGGS nations but there are good links.)
http://www.suelebeau.com/places.htm


Antiqua and Barbuda
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/ac.html (great site fro research of many countries)
http://www.debbiescaribbeanresortreviews.com/antigua/antigua.html
http://www.ezzetravel.com/caribbean/antiqua/
http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/caribb/ag.htm (great site fro research of many countries)
http://www.sailingweek.com/asw2004/news2004.html
http://caribbean-guide.info/past_and_present/history.jsp General Caribbean info for many areas


Argentina
http://www.frommers.com/destinations/central&southamerica/1010020861.html 
Covers several South American countries
http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Public%20holidays%20in%20Argentinac Public holidays in Argentina
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/onelife/travel/atoz/argentina_ent.shtml
http://gosouthamerica.about.com/cs/southamerica/a/CulDiaRaza.htm


Armenia
http://christmas-world.freeservers.com/armenia.html
http://www.armembassycanada.ca/diaspora/canadaarmenia.htm
http://www.armeniadiaspora.com/js/030910kenats.html
http://www.armeniainfo.am/armenia/spring.php
http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Holidays%20in%20Armenia
http://www.patkerphoto.com/search.php?st=1&country=Armenia&page=95 photos of Tiarnendaraj Day
http://www.anahit.am/culture/terndez.htm


Aruba
http://www.arubaluxurycondos.com/calendar.htm
http://www.visitaruba.com/attractions/whatson/carnival.html
http://www.arubatourism.com/carnival/
http://www.arubatourism.com/arubaandpeople/index.html
http://www.advancingwomen.com/holiday/holiday_%20aruba.html
http://www.geographia.com/aruba/anacal01.htm
http://caribbeansupplies.com/shop/art/a862
http://www.visitaruba.com/facts/newsdesk/backissues/newsletter19.html#dande


Australia
http://www.phrasebase.com/countries/Australia.html
http://www.guidesaus.org.au/
http://goaustralia.about.com/cs/eventsfestivals/a/boxingday.htm
http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Australia-Day
http://www.holidayinsights.com/other/aussie.htm
http://www.dltk-kids.com/world/australia/
http://www.shagtown.com/days/austria.html
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/school/Australia/Ausmap.shtml
http://clipart.usscouts.org/library/WAGGGS_images/Australia/index.html



Austria
http://www.shagtown.com/days/austria.html
http://german.about.com/library/blfkalender2.htm
http://www.catholicculture.org/lit/recipes/view.cfm?id=256
http://www.virtualvienna.net/community/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=44&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0
http://www.calendar.sk/nameday-enathor.php
http://www.mynameday.com/namedaylinks.html
http://www.virtualvienna.net/community/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=44


Bahamas:
http://parentingteens.about.com/library/sp/gs/bltdbahamas.htm
http://www.bahamasgirlguide.org/history.htm
http://www.bahamasgateway.com/culture.htm
http://www.bahamatravelnet.com/culture.html
http://www.bahamas.co.uk/about/bahamas_about_history.asp
http://nassau.eventguide.com/



Brazil:
http://www.suelebeau.com/luzobrazilian.htm


Canada:
http://www.suelebeau.com/canada.htm

China:
http://www.suelebeau.com/china.htm

Czech Republic
http://www.4learning.co.uk/wearefrom/czechrepublic/way_of_life.html

Egypt:
http://www.suelebeau.com/egypt.htm

Finland:
Girl Guides of Finland  http://www.partio.fi/english/

France:
http://www.suelebeau.com/france.htm


Germany:
http://coy.ne.client2.attbi.com/GERMANY-GS.html
http://www.serve.com/shea/germusa/germusa.htm



Ghana:
http://www.suelebeau.com/africa.htm
http://www.serve.com/shea/germusa/germusa.htm


Greece:
http://www.suelebeau.com/greece.htm

Guatemala
http://www.makingfriends.com/angel_worry.htm

Italy:
General info: http://www.antor.com/Italy/links.html
http://www.insite-pro.com/1555/italy.html
Swaps: http://parentingteens.about.com/library/sp/gs/blswapstd11.htm
Some links are dead but it's still a great site: http://coy.ne.client2.attbi.com/ITALY-GS.html

Iceland:
http://www.suelebeau.com/iceland.htm

Ireland:
http://www.suelebeau.com/places.htm


Israel
http://www.goisrael.com/discoverisrael/flavor/index.asp
http://www.ou.org/shabbat/recipes/5764/tazmetz64.htm
http://www.jewishaz.com/jewishnews/040423/israel.shtml
http://sg.bcmagazine.net/cgi-bin/output.cgi?issue=024&&id=14


Jamaica:
Many links http://www.jamaicans.com/
http://www.discoverjamaica.com/politics.html
http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/pages/history/?top5jamaica.com
http://coy.ne.client2.attbi.com/JAMAICA-GS.html


Japan:
http://www.suelebeau.com/japan.htm
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/3644/japan.html
http://web-jpn.org/kidsweb/index.html
http://www.japanesekimono.com/ excellent info
http://www.yasutomo.com/project/
http://www.origami-usa.org
http://www.japanesegifts.com/cclothing.htm  info and illustrations


Kenya:
http://www.suelebeau.com/africa.htm


Mali:
http://www.suelebeau.com/africa.htm

Mexico
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/school/Mexico/Map.shtml
http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/cinco/
and this link
http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/cinco/links.html

The Netherlands
http://www.brainyencyclopedia.com/encyclopedia/q/qu/queen_s_day.html


New Zealand
http://goaustralia.about.com/cs/eventsfestivals/a/boxingday.htm
http://nz.com/tour/index.html
http://www.tourism.net.nz/new-zealand/about-new-zealand/culture.html
http://www.zealand.org.nz/culture.htm
http://www.nz.com/NZ/Culture/NZDic.html
http://www.newzealand.com/travel/about-nz/culture/haka-feature/haka.cfm
http://history-nz.org/
Great New Zealand GS/Guiding ideas for Thinking Day!
http://www.azmetro.com/nzcraft.html
http://www.azmetro.com/nzthink.html

Nigeria:
http://www.suelebeau.com/africa.htm


Norway:
http://www.sofn.com/norwegianculture/recipes/index.html
http://www.norway.org/
http://coy.ne.client2.attbi.com/
http://odin.dep.no/ud/html/brosjyrer/norway/bytesandpieces2.html
http://library.thinkquest.org/18802/norbask.htm
http://library.thinkquest.org/18802/norxmas.htm
Weaving http://www.hiraeth.com/ytg/project_pw.htm
http://www.gonorway.no/index3.html
Page after page of info and activities http://coy.ne.client2.attbi.com/NORWAY-GS.html


Poland:
http://coy.ne.client2.attbi.com/POLAND-GS.html
http://www.en.zhr.pl/http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/europe/poland/culture.htm
http://www.pl-info.net/en/index.html
http://www.globalvolunteers.org/1main/poland/polandculture.htm
http://www.mapzones.com/world/europe/poland/cultureindex.php
http://www.sarnow.com/poland/TOURISM/lureg.htm
Poppy Seed Rolls   http://www2.worldbook.com/features/holidays/html/rec_cra.htm
Easter in Poland http://www.travelpoland.com/index.php?pid=109
Christmas in Poland http://www.polishworld.com/christmas/
Ancient Customs http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art10649.asp

Portugal:
http://www.suelebeau.com/luzobrazilian.htm


Sweden:
http://www.visit-sweden.com/gb/frontpage.asp
http://www.masslive.com/neighborhoodsplus/republican/index.ssf?/base/news-1/1103014235161140.xml
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holidays_in_Sweden
http://www.ssf.scout.se/o.o.i.s/339
http://www.scandinavica.com/culture/tradition/midsummer.htm
http://www.visit-sweden.com/gb/frontpage.asp
http://www.visit-sweden.com/gb/FactsAndFiguresArticle.asp?show=ffa&MainID=5106&BackColor=GREY&SectionID=11865&ArticleID=11863#1186311863
http://www.sverigeturism.se/smorgasbord/smorgasbord/culture/
Christmas in Sweden:
http://www.luth.se/luth/present/sweden/history/folklore/christmas.html
General info from
http://www.luth.se/luth/present/sweden/history/folklore/general.html

http://www.swedenabroad.com/pages/general____29811.asp 

http://www.visit-sweden.com/gb/article.asp?show=a&articleID=9308

http://www.studentholidays.com/sweden/sweden.htm  says "Perhaps the most characteristically Swedish tradition of all
is the Midsummer celebration. The Midsummer holiday is celebrated on the weekend closest to 24 June, with Midsummer Eve
on  Friday followed by Midsummer Day on Saturday. Midsummer marks the longest day of the year,
and the skies never really grow dark. "

Switzerland
http://www2.pbs.ch/en/  with links


Thailand
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/3644/tag.html

Zaire (Democratic Republic of Congo)
http://www.suelebeau.com/africa.htm

Zimbabwe:
http://www.suelebeau.com/africa.htm


This page was last updated: March 15, 2009
World Thinking Day 2008