During the month of February, members of the NOTL Sparks, Brownies, Girl Guides and Pathfinders have been creating welcome posters for the farm workers who will soon be arriving in our community.
The girls have been involved in making posters and helping to stuff welcome bags for the workers for several years, and in the past, we have also hosted visits from Jane Andres, who shared some of the stories of the people who come to help local farms each spring.
This year, as meetings moved online due to COVID-19 restrictions, we had to change how we participated, so girls completed their posters at home and then sent them digitally to one of the leaders for printing. This art project is part of our curriculum for World Thinking Day (celebrated on Feb. 22 each year), during which members of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world join together in global action to make the world a better place.
The theme of Thinking Day 2021 is Stand Together for Peace, and we have been learning about ways in which we can make our communities a more peaceful and inclusive place.