Monday, 21 January 2013

Four World Centres Mini Book

Hello friends! It's getting close to that time of year when Guiders are frantically searching for activities to use for a Thinking Day themed meeting. One idea that I like to do with my Girl Guide unit each year is to teach them about world guiding and the Four World Centres.  I made this Four World Centres mini book along with posters of the Four World Centres ,and other info, to be used in a round-robin style meeting. I originally made it about 6 or 7 years ago and have made minor changes to the photos and content over the years.  

*Update* I have an updated edition of the World Centres mini book here which includes the fifth World Centre.  
If you would like to request this file please email 


The Girl Guides look at the posters 
and fill in the info in the mini book


Left page...
W A G G G S
145 member Countries
10 Million Members 

Right page...
Country: England
Pax Means: Peace


Left page... 
Country: Switzerland
Chalet Means: Shelter on the mountain

Right page...
Country: India
Sangam Means: Coming Together







Left page...
Country: Mexico
Cabana means: small cabin by a stream

Right page...
C W F F





Have the girls print their name on the back.

This book can be used in the World Guiding Lapbook or on it's own.  It may be a little tricky to explain the folding directions but it really is quite simple once you make one. See the folding directions at the end of this post.

This is what the mini book looks like before folding and cutting
The coordinating posters pdf is also available upon request.

 I am happy to share Guiding 
activities with Sisters in Guiding!
 
Mini book folding instructions

115 comments:

  1. This is fantastic. Well done to you on this brilliant idea.

    Caroline
    (Guider in Galway, Ireland).

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    1. HI Caroline, You are the first person from Ireland to comment on Owl & toadstool Thanks for the kind words!

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  2. Hi Lee Ann! Me again! I can download the mini book but not the posters, can you send them to me?

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    1. Hi Tamara! Ok...Yes I will email the posters pdf. I'm glad you are finding some useful things on here!

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  3. Hi, I just wanted to drop in to let you know that I found this on Pinterest, and this Thinking Day it will be used in Auckland, New Zealand! Thanks very much :)

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    1. Hi Anna...Coool ! Thanks! I got your email message and will reply asap!

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  4. Love this activity. I'm a guide leader in Australia and so glad I have found this site. Wattle

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    1. Thanks Wattle! I'm glad you like it. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  5. This is a fantastic Idea! Thanks - I am excited to use it in Port Elgin, Ontario Canada

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  6. Our Brownies will LOVE putting this together. Thanks for the great idea !! and printable version!!
    Stonewall Manitoba Canada

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    1. That is awesome! Thanks so much for the comment! Happy World Thinking Day!

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  7. Hi Lee Ann,
    I am trying to go to the links to print this awesome booklet but am having trouble?

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    1. Hey there...my other website "Lee Ann's Girl Guide Notebook" 's server is down grrrr and I am not sure when it will be restored. If you email me {address is in my profile} I can email the file to you.

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  8. Hi Lee Ann!
    I'm not sure how to post this but could you please send me the pdf book so I can use them with my Brownies?
    Patricksmom01@yahoo.com
    Thanks in advance!
    Mary

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  9. Hi, thanks for posting these ideas. They are great. Please could you email the World Centres minibook to me at yeadonbrownies@yahoo.co.uk? Many thanks for sharing. Brown Owl.

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  10. Hi! Your blog is a great resource! could you please email the World Centers mini book? I was unable to go to the links. thorpecelena@yahoo.com

    Thanks in advance!

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  11. I would also love the mini book pdf lisaradgirl@yahoo.com Thanks!

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  12. I would love the mini book as well...my email is ashle_mac@hotmail.com thanks :)

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  13. I would love the mini book please.
    toni.hartwell@me.com
    Many thanks
    Toni

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  14. Love these. Would like to use for our Southern Nevada, thinking day celebration. we'd like the mini book, posters and "cootie" catcher. We are doing a display of the four world centers and these downloads would be perfect.
    bctroop79@gmail.com Thanks so much!

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  15. could you email the mini book to christinabalfour89@gmail.com. if its not too much trouble could you also send me the updated brownie promise one too ?
    thanks
    christina

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  16. Please can you email me the world centres mini book with europe badge? lorna.meer@btopenworld.com
    Thanks
    Lorna

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  17. Please could you email the world centres mini book to alli.athome@gmail.com.

    Many thanks
    Allison

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  18. hi please can you email the world mini and poster to go with it please
    jlarkey@live.co.uk thank you

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  19. Your Four World Center booklet is just what I am looking for! Could you please email it to me? Thanks-Patti pslay53@gmail.com

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  20. Hi! I would love a copy of your minibook for Thinking Day! Could you please email it to 170th.edmonton.brownies@gmail.com
    Thanks so much!
    Riva

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  21. I would appreciate a copy of the minibook. My E-mail is mtsluna@yahoo.com

    Thanks!
    Maria

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  22. Please email me this gstroop2432@gmail.com

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  23. Hi! I would love a copy of your minibook for Thinking Day and your cootie catcher! Could you please email it me tammy.winters@hotmail.ca
    Thank you so much
    Tammy

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  24. Can you email me the mini book and poster for WTD-- Thank you! heathermarie98@hotmail.com

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  25. I wanted to add that your resources are BEAUTIFUL!

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  26. Would you be able to send me a PDF for the World Centres mini book, and the Cootie Catcher! clovi@optonline.net My troop is hosting a World Thinking Event and these would be perfect to share. Thank you!

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  27. Hello from Rhode Island! Please send me the PDF for the mini book, posters and Cootie Catcher for our troop to use on World Thinking Day. And thank you so much for sharing all your hard work with other troops!

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    1. Hello Rhode Island Troop leader...you didn't leave a return address so can you contact me via email and I will send you the files. My address is in my profile.

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  28. Can you email me the mini book at crystalcleartravel@mts.net THANKS

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  29. can you possibly send me the pic that you used for the world centers on the passport.. love it..
    sleiinen@clearwire.net

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  30. Hi there, could you send me the pdf for the world centres minibook please - I'd love to use it with my Brownies in NZ! Email is karen@onlinecom.co.nz
    Thanks so much!
    Karen

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  31. Can you please email me the mini booklet....leanne.sedor@iovate.com

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  32. Could you send me the book as well for our Service Unit thinking day event. racheal.merrell@gmail.com

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  33. Will you please email the file for the mini book and fortune teller? I really appreciate you sharing your resource.
    Freckhole@hotmail.com

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  34. can you email me the mini book and the fortune teller? if you have time the posters would be amazing too. Thank you so much for posting everything.
    gael.gilliland@gmail.com

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  35. Hello from Wisconsin! Love the ideas you have. Can you please email me the mini book and the fortune teller? I am collecting different ideas of activities to do to celebrate World Thinking Day to share with leaders at our service area meeting. Thank you, Denise mewskeller@att.com

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    1. Hi Denise, I sent you an email but it came back saying address failed.

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  36. Hi Lee Ann
    I love this site and now have idea for Thinking Day for my unit therefore please would you send me the files for the world centre and posters please to sunninghillbrownies@hotmail.com
    Best wishes
    Sharon
    p.s As we are from England we would like to wish you and everyone on here a Happy Thinking Day

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  37. Hi Lee Ann,
    I' m a Greek Guide and a Brownies Leader and i thuth that this Mini Book, its a great idea for Thinking Day!!i have sent you a personal email asking you if we can have it as well ! best wishes Elizabeth F.

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  38. Hi Lee Ann, i would be grateful if you could email Mini Book info looks great. Thanks. Gill
    gillbunny@aol.com

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  39. Hi Lee Ann,
    Can you please email me the World Centers Mini Book, "cootie" catcher, posters, and Brownie promise mini book? We would love to use it Saturday for our Thinking Day event in South Georgia. Thanks so much.

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  40. Hi Lee Ann, I would love to share this mini book with my Brownie troop. My e-mail is pamelasusice@gmail.com

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  41. Lee Ann, I've just emailed you for a copy please . many thanks Nicki

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  42. Lee Ann Ive just emailed you for a copy please- had pinned it on Pinterest a while ago but hoping to print off in time for tomorrow's Thinking Day meeting- last minute prep! many thanks Nicki

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  43. Hi Lee Ann. The mini book is a wonderful idea. Can I please request the PDF for use with my Brownies? Thank you so much for sharing such a great idea with other Guides/Scouts!
    Andrea (ahinton1@att.net)

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  44. I would love the off of the book. Great idea thanks! erins1983@yahoo.com

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  45. Could it be possible for me to get the mini book in PDF format? Would love to use it for our upcoming World Thinking Day event this weekend! Thanks. apadovani@hotmail.com

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  46. Hi, me again, these are ace too, please may you send me a pdf version to claire.deakin8@googlemail.com
    Many thanks

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  47. Hiya, please could you email me the PDF version of your World Centre Mini Book, "cootie" catcher, posters, and update UK Brownie promise mini book to anne.coverdale@sky.com.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely resources with us all. Thanks again, Anne

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  48. Dear Lee Ann What a lovely resource that you have created. It is what I am looking for. I am doing Rainbows around the world and would like to show the World Centres. If you could please email me the Workd Centre Mini Book i would be ever so grateful. f.craggs@sky.com. Thanking you in advance Fiona

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  49. Hi Lee Ann,
    Could you send me the Mini Book as well. treasures91@gmail.com. Thanks so much!

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  50. Hi Lee Annm

    could you please email me the mini book and poster please. nataliemains27@gmail.com

    Thank you.

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  51. please could you email me the mini book at 17stsaviour@gmail.com
    Thanks from Jersey

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  52. Hi, are you still able to send this mini book? I would love to be able to do this with my Brownies. Thanks!
    piglet_eeyore@ntlworld.com

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  53. hi Could you please email the mini booklet as I would like to use it with my pippins.
    thanks
    Nuaguides@slingshot.co.nz

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  54. Hi could please email me a copy of the mini book for my Brownie unit. Many thanks Jenny
    ggcn2014@gmail.com
    Great idea! :)

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  55. Hi Lee Ann, what a fantastic book . May I also have a copy please.
    Many thanks
    Kim pope kaspope@bigpond.com

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  56. Hi there
    Please would you email me a copy of the book all the way across the pond to Guildford in England sarahmaybennett@aol.com - thank you

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  57. Hi, could you email me a copy of the book for my Girl Guide Unit? Many thanks - this is an awesome idea!!

    dbolton@execulink.com

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  58. Hi - I would love a copy of the mini book and poster to use at our February Scout Shout - we'll be discovering the four world centers in time for Thinking Day -
    thank you - RDevoulin@aol.com

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  59. Hi! Love your blog. Would love to have a pdf of your lap books for our 3rd year girls in NB and for our friends across the pond in Stanton, UK. icametumblingafter@yahoo.ca

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  60. HI there! I introduced this lap book to our 3rd year girls tonight and would love the pdf for both my girls and our friends across the pond in Stanton/Puckeridge UK my email is icametumblingafter@yahoo.ca

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  61. Hi!! Our Service Unit in OH is hosting our Day Camp theme as GS Around the World and the group names are the four World Centers. Could you please email me the Cootie Catcher and mini book .pdfs ? Thank you for this great resource!!
    jas21248@yahoo.com

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  62. Hi, could you please send me a copy of the minibook. We will be learning about the world centres next month. TIA guiderheather@hotmail.com

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  63. Hi there. Our Trefoil Guild in Courtenay, BC, Canada is hosting a World Thinking Day event for 150 plus girls. Could you please email the pdf of the World Centers mini-book to me: lahodgkin@gmail.com

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  64. Please send a copy of the mini book, Not sure how this works but I am hoping to get a response

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    1. Hi there...I need your email address so that I can send the file. Or you may email me at leeannfraser at hotmail dot com. I hope you get this message

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  65. I would love it if you could send me an email with the mini book and posters. (heidioc@hotmail.com) Thank you for your willingness to share. It is greatly appreciated! Heidi

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  66. Hi Lee Ann, my guides are enjoying working on their lapbooks, thanks so much for sharing, Could you send me the pdf for the world centers booklet and posters please. Thanks so much

    YIG,

    Suzanne
    8th Ottawa Guides
    anderson5@rogers.com

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  67. Could you please email me the pdf for the world centers. I would love to share this with the Guiders in my District. Thank-you!!
    sbvggmembership@gmail.com

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  68. Hi from Ireland,
    Can you email me the mini book and the fortune teller? if you have time the posters would be great too. Thank you so much for posting everything. seashellgirlguides@yahoo.ie

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  69. I would love the pdf for the World Centres mini-booklet. I've just started a Daisy Troop in New Hampshire, USA.
    serochford@comcast.net

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  70. Hi Lee-Ann, I would like a copy of the World Centres Fortune Teller and the mini-book please.

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  71. HI - could you possibly send me a copy of the World Centres mini book and fortune teller please? Thanks a million Barb - barb.littlewood@yahoo.co.uk

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  72. Hi LOVE your blog!! I am having fun reading and looking through everything. So much information in one place! Could you please send me the World Centres mini book as well?

    Email is putzierose1@gmail.com
    Thanks
    Cynthia

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  73. hi are you able to send me a copy of the World Centres Book? kirstennn@shaw.ca Thank you so much!

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  74. I would also love copies of the mini book and posters, if you could please e-mail them, I would love to use them in our meeting on Thinking Day this month. San Jose, CA USA samurata@yahoo.com

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  75. I would love to have a copy of the 4 world booklet. Thanks-
    mtaylorx3@hotmail.com

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  76. Hi could i also have a copy od booklet and posters dj.scrivener@yahoo.co.uk many thanks Debbie

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  77. Hi Leeann, I just emailed you for a copy of the world centres book. thanks! Rachel.

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  78. if you get a chance can you send me the booklet too. Troop56320@gmail.com

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  79. HI, can you please send a copy of the 4 world center booklet to 7pounds7ounces@gmail.com

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  80. Hi, gosh, I wish I had found this earlier... Is there any chance of emailing me the file for the 4world centre booklet to wendyhoward.guiding@gmail.com in time for our programme tomorrow? Thanks 16th Sheffield a Brownies

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  81. Gosh, I wish I'd found this earlier. Is there any chance you can email the file for the 4world centre book to me at wendyhoward,guiding@gmail.com? In time for our programme tomorrow?

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  82. Can I get a pdf of the Four World Centres? kafix@anderson.edu
    Thanks!

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  83. Hi there! Can I get a pdf of the Four World Centres? cpmcdermott@mac.com
    Thanks!

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  84. Hi!
    Great idea. If possible, can you email the file as well? Email to castillodee@gmail.com

    Thanks so much in advance!

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  85. Hi my name is amber. I would like to download the mini book. can u send me the pdf. My email is.
    drummergirl3548@gmail.com
    thanks
    amber

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  86. Hello,

    I'm Erin form Australia, can I please get a pdf copy.
    erin.farley17@gmail.com

    many thanks,

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  87. love to have this mini book if you could possibly email it to me janlineker@hotmail.com we are from Portland in Victoria Australia, we love your work
    maybe you could put the new Africa centre on as well next time you feel creative,thanks
    Jan

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  88. Wow, these Mini books are great! Could you please send me a pdf copy as well? I would love to make these with our Brownies. Thanks! Sina (s.gossler@gmx.de)

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  89. Can you please send me a pdf of the mini book for Asia Pacific, they look very cool,
    Alison, Brownie Leader, New Zealand
    alison.c.rigby@gmail.com

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  90. Hi. Could you send me the file for the mini book please? Email is jen2905@yahoo.co.uk Thanks

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  91. Can you please email me a copy of your very cool mini book. I was just trying to make one when I found your posting. windsor.guides@gmail.com Thanks

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  92. Hi I would love a copy of the lap book. Our pathfinder unut is running a sleepover for sparks and browmies and we are going around the world. Thanks suszyq10@sympatico.ca

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  93. Could you please mail me the file as well? khristineburton@att.net

    Thank you.

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  94. I would love to get this file axdunlop@comcast.net

    Thank you

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  95. Please send me a copy of your cool mini book on the world centres.
    Thanks
    Jackie
    jjfietz@gmail.com

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  96. Would you please email me the World Centers Mini-Book? My email is lynn.Michelau@gmail.com.

    Thank you

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  97. Great resources - could you send me the world centers mini-book and the posters? Thanks! ssuevents@hotmail.com

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  98. Great Resources! Could you send me the world centers mini-book and posters. Also, did you have the waggs flag puzzle available. Your lapbook is super cute with great info.!

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  99. Please email me the world centres mini book..sarah.kirkaldy@sky.com
    thanks x x

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  100. Hello, Could you lease email me the world centers mini book and posters? I am a first year Daisy leader in New York. This would be perfect to introduce them to WAAGS. Thank you in advance! Bridget Burns (bridgetmburns@optonline.net)

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  101. Could you please e-mail me the "Five World Centers" mini book? Thank you so much! amyatrob@hotmail.com

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  102. I love your blog and all of your ideas. I would love the printable version of your mini book of the 4 world centers. My email is going.concern.mom@gmail.com Thanks so much.
    LESLEY

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  103. Could I please have this in a PDF form sent to my email liandapotter@gmail.com for my Brownies? Also can I inquire why you don't post your PDF's to the blog?

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  104. Hi can you please email this amazing 4 world centres mini book. It will go brilliantly with the talk I am doing about visiting our chalet at our next brownie meeting. My email is rhondamartin@hotmail.co.uk Thank you in advance. X

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