I was excited about this event. The past few years, our area's Thinking Day celebration has been a bit lackluster. For the council wide event, the different areas each took on a booth celebrating a decade of girl scouting, and since it is thinking day, or girl scouting in another countries. Most of the girls in my troop were busy, but I took A & her friend.
Unfortunately, this event was way oversold. We stood in line for over 30 minutes to check-in. Once we got inside, it was so crowded you could hardly move. There was probably a lot of interesting information that would have been really cool to peruse. However once you got to the front of a booth and grabbed a swap, you just got pushed along. They needed three times the amount of space they actually had.
Once we had enough of pushing through the crowd, we made our way out to the craft area. The girls found a seat and made paper lanterns from the Tunisia booth. They had fun doing that and there was room to breathe so I was okay.
In the end, they enjoyed the craft and were disappointed in the rest of the event. At least they were still smiling as we left.