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USA Girl Scouts Overseas - Atyrau, Kazakhstan

The USA Girl Scouts Overseas program is available to American girls and to their classmates who attend American or International schools where the curriculum is in English. The organization is part of Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) which is part of the larger the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS.) USA Girl Scouts Overseas - Atyrau, Kazakhstan serves approximately 25 girls with about 10 registered adult volunteers.

Girl Scout Troops 4, 5 & 6

We are 3 troops of USA-based Girl Scouts who live Atyrau, Kazakhstan. Our current girls attend either Dostyk International School or Quality Schools International - Atyrau, but in the past we have had Girl Scouts who were homeschooled and who attended a local Kazakh school. We are from a variety of nationalities and backgrounds, but we all have fun together! In the past we met together as a coed group (with Boy Scouts of America - Direct Service Council Pack 5, soon to have it's own website!), but we are now getting bigger so we have separated into 1 Cub Scout Pack (Pack 5, Direct Service Council, Boy Scouts of America) and 3 Girl Scouts Troops (Troop 4 - Daisies, Troop 5 - Brownies, and Troop 6 - Brownies/Juniors/Cadettes. We participate in many of the same activities Girl Scouts enjoy in the USA.

We have 23 girls at the moment: 8 Daisies (Troop 4), 7 Brownies (Troop 5), and 4 Brownies, 3 Juniors and 1 Cadette (Troop 6)4 Juniors (Troop 6).

Thinking Day Postcard Exchange 2009

Would you like an Thinking Day ecard from Kazakhstan? Click below to see each of our ecards and print them, or right click and "save the target" to download the ecards to your computer. Please note that these cards are in Adobe Acrobat format.

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The Kazakh dancer postcard has an scan of the actual back of the card we sent out in 2007. (We sent this card in 2005-2008.) The Russian Orthodox Church in the snow postcard has a scan of the actual back of the card we sent out this year, 2009. The other ecards we created from photos of interesting sights in our city. Each has the photo and a narrative about our troop with a brief sentence or two describing the postcard scene.

Ecard 1 - Kazakh Dancers in front of mosque                           Ecard 2 - Rahat Meat Market in Atyrau
This card is a scan of the 2007 card we sent out

Ecard 3 - Ice Fishing on the Ural River                                       Ecard 4 - Russian Orthodox Church in Atyrau

Ecard 5 - Russian Orthodox Church in the snow
This card is a scan of the 2009 card we sent out

Thinking Day Postcards Received

Here are many of the postcards we've received through this exchange. We're happy with our collection, which we've turned into banners, placemats, posters and books as well as just looked at and located on maps. If you are "missing" a particular location's postcard, perhaps we have it and you could download the picture to supplement your own collection.

Postcards from USA 2006                 Postcards from outside USA 2006


Postcards from USA 2007                 Postcards from outside USA 2007


Pages from 2008 and 2009 are still under construction.

Join the World Thinking Day Postcard Exchange

Please consider exchanging postcards with other troops around the world - it's educational, fun, and girls can form real connections with others this way. In the past girls who have met via the postcard exchange have gone on to visit each other in person and even travel together as older Girl Scouts.

To read more about this project or join the World Thinking Day Postcard Exchange go to the World Thinking Day Postcard Exchange Website.

So far in 2009, nearly 4000 units in 50 countries around the world are exchanging with each other.

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