Sunday, June 5, 2011

"Walk the Walk, Change the World!"

This morning I participated in the World Partnership Walk with my sister and my fellow Girl Guides. It was a lot of fun and the weather was fantastic. It was supposed to rain today, but instead it was bright and sunny with just a hint of a breeze. Now I know that I shouldn't be talking about the weather for this entire blog post, so I will continue on. There were a few speakers and presentations before the walk began and the girls did not seem too engaged in what was going on, but I think they were excited to be there. There were quite a few Girl Guides there which was really nice to see. I remember doing the walk back when I was in Guides and it was such a great experience so I was really glad to see that there were so many Sparks, Brownies, Guides, and Pathfinders participating. The best part of the morning was the Jazzercise-esque warmup. It was a lot of fun and everyone was really enthusiastic. The walk started with a pipe band and a cheerleading team cheering and handing out waterbottles. We did not actually do the entire walk because the Pathfinders and Rangers had volunteered to do face painting so the rest of the Girl Guides just followed suit and went back to the main site. We met a friend of ours and had the barbecue lunch on site. Overall the event was very well organized and a lot of fun. There was music and dance performances and a place called the Global Village where you could post on a map why you were participating in the Partnership Walk. There was also a lot of information about some of the organizations funded by the walk were doing in developing nations and I was pleased to see that most of them were focused on education, particularly education girls and young women. I am so happy that I participated this year and I plan on doing it again next year, but maybe I will volunteer so I can be more involved.
That's all for now,