By Natalie Zarowny
About 2,000 girl scouts, their parents, and troop leaders were at the River Center today.
"We got a picture from Miss Iowa and she signed it for us," said Alyssa Rasso, a Girl Scout.
That was Alyssa's highlight of the day, but the main event was celebrating World Thinking Day.
Girl scouts set up a slew of booths to teach other Scouts about different countries.
Organizers said it's just that kind of embracing diversity that makes girl scouts such a special organization.
"We teach leadership skills. We teach courage, confidence, charactering, something every young woman needs to have," said Molli Hermiston of Girl Scouts of the Quad Cities.
The event also celebrated the Girls Scout's 100th anniversary.