BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Girl Scouts from across north Mississippi were at the Prentiss County Agri-Center for a day of fun and learning.
This education course the girls received focused in and around an international theme.
Around 200 members of Girl Scouts between the ages of 5 and 18 had the opportunity to learn about foreign countries.
Stations representing a dozen different countries help the girls scouts gain a better understanding of what life is like outside the United States.
"Learn about the different cultures that are out there," adds Kate Poindexter, troop leader. "It's not one [country] anymore. It's not just the U.S. anymore. It's worldwide."
Another component to Worldwide Thinking Day provides an opportunity for Girl Scouts in north Mississippi to experience what being in the Girl Scouts is like in foreign lands.
"They learn about other areas," adds Micah Chandler, troop leader. "[They learn] to get oustide their own city, their own town and community. [They] learn about other places to where they are able to grow as a person."
"They actually get to literally taste the food," added Amanda Garvin, volunteer. "They get to smell the scents from India. You know it's something that can get them thinking about what they want to do for the rest of their lives and where they want to be."
After one day of learning about countries abroad, some Girl Scouts have made up their minds as to which countries they want to visit first.
"Paris, France. I've just always loved Paris since I was at least six or seven," said Kara Chandler. "I just think it has neat features."
"[I want to go to] Ireland, because I just think it's a cool place," said Kaylee Tankersley.
For one person who has taken advantage of foreign travels and exploring other cultures, she says the experience of leaving home and doing service projects is invaluable.
"For me as a teacher teaching literature, I've been really explain to them some of the things I've seen, where I've been and what it's truly like," adds Garvin. "Hopefully [it will] inspire them to go on some of these Girl Scouts trips as well."
With the Girl Scouts now approaching 150 countries, the opportunities are there.