Thinking Day

In 1926, WAGGGS delegates from around the globe agreed that from then onward February 22 would be known as Thinking Day, a special day for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts all over the world to think of each other and express their thanks and appreciation for our international Movement. The delegates chose February 22 as the date for Thinking Day because it was the birthday of both Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scout Movement, and his wife Olave, who was World Chief Guide.

Each year, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world celebrate World Thinking Day by:

  • Learning about their international sisters in designated focus countries for the year
  • Doing fun and educational activities based around an advocacy theme for the year
  • Fundraising for the World Thinking Day Fund
  • Earning the World Thinking Day badge
Every year, World Thinking Day has a different theme based on an issue that affects girls and young women around the world. The themes offer a focus point for World Thinking Day activities and provide an opportunity for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts to learn about and take action on issues that are likely to matter to them. For each theme there is a publication with information and activities which both girls and leaders can enjoy.

For the first time, WAGGGS has created a board game to help Girl Guides and Girl Scouts celebrate World Thinking Day. The 2015 WTD theme is Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 8: Develop a global partnership for development.

Check out the World Thinking Day 2015 Activity Pack here.

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