¡Vamos a Nicaragua! is Sahuaro Girl Scout Council’s first Virtual Pathway for learning about girls in another part of the world by virtually traveling to  Nicaragua.

Who is going?

Anyone can virtually travel with me to Nicaragua.

Who are you?

My name is Kristen Curé and I served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua a few years ago.  By reading this blog, you can virtually travel along side with me  as I return to both the village where I trained and the rural community where I was assigned to work.  After returning to the United States, I signed up to serve as an AmeriCorps volunteer here at home. ¡Vamos a Nicaragua! is one of the ways that I’m working to promote cross-cultural understanding as an AmeriCorps volunteer with the Sahuaro Girl Scout Council.

Here I am in front of the one-room house that I lived in while working in Nicaragua!

Here I am in front of the one-room house that I lived in while working in Nicaragua!

But will we just be reading your blog?

No! Following the blog is just a small part of this virtual pathway.

So what else can we do?

I want you to share with me your favorite things about being a Girl Scout so that I can, in turn, share with the girls in both my training village and assigned work-site community. You can send me stories, letters, poems, pictures, songs; but I also want you to send me ideas for activities and games that you’d like me to do in Nicaragua.

Think about it. How would you explain Girl Scouts to girls who live in another country and don’t know about scouting? Which activities would you do? Would you sing certain songs? Would you help the girls earn a badge?

Email your suggestions to me at: kcure@sahuarogsc.org The possibilities are endless!

On Wednesday, July 1st, 6:00pm-7:30pm we had a Nicaragua themed party at the Bookmans Low Lounge. The girls that attended got to share some of their favorite Girl Scout songs and activities, as well as write letters to girls in Nicaragua. Plus, the girls got to dance to Nicaraguan music, eat Nicaraguan food and they learned a little more about the country!

Thursday, September 10th, 6:00pm-7:00pm: You’re invited to the ¡Saludos de Nicaragua! at the Bookmans Low Lounge. Meet the girls in Nicaragua through photographs, letters, and see through their eyes what it´s like to grow up in Nicaragua! Also, see how girls in Nicaragua have participated in the new Girl Scout Journey: It’s Your Planet – Love It!

A marching band at a typical Independence Day celebration

A marching band at a typical Independence Day celebration

2 Responses to “How It Works”

  1. Kristen (La Otra) said

    You are awesome La Otra – I just love, LOVE this idea! It’s going to be incredible! Just wish I was REALLY going with you!😉

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