World Thinking Day started in 1926, when attendees at an international conference set this special day for Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the world to “think” of each other and give thanks and appreciation to their sister guides and scouts. Now, each year on February 22, we all remember that we’re part of a global movement, and we work with our fellow Girl Scouts and Girl Guides to make the world a better place.
This World Thinking Day, Girl Scouts of the USA is addressing the theme “girls worldwide say ‘together we can save children’s lives’”, which is based on the Millennium Development Goal 4, to reduce child mortality rates around the globe.
World Thinking Day Resources
Use these resources to plan a World Thinking Day meeting for your troop, activities for your Juliette Girl Scout or a larger event for your service unit.
Girl Scouts River Valleys Resources
- Service Units putting together a larger event can use our World Thinking Day Guide to plan their festivities.
- All Girl Scouts can use our World Thinking Day Pinterest Board to find resources to help plan their event.
- You can also buy the Girl Scout World Thinking Day award from the River Valleys shop.
Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA)
The Girl Scout World Thinking Day award is now an official award that can be worn on the front of the uniform. Review GSUSA’s guidelines to help girls at all grades/levels earn this award.
World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS)
WAGGGS’ World Thinking Day website has many great resources including activity guides and ways to learn about Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from around the world.
In addition to ours, GSUSA’s and WAGGGS’ social media accounts, you can learn about World Thinking Day from around the world by following the Twitter hashtag #WTD2013.