World Thinking Day

Call me square, but I always nod towards Girl Guides World Thinking Day on 22nd February. It’s a day of friendship, advocacy and fundraising for 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world. Nowadays the Guide Movement calls itself a feminist organisation, and I can see in my teenage years how being a Girl Guide shaped my feminism, courage and internationalism.

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On 22 February 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

Girl Guides and Girl Scouts have been celebrating World Thinking Day since 1926 and it has been an important fundraising day since 1932. Read all about the history of World Thinking Day.