Be Prepared for World Thinking Day!

This year’s World Thinking Day (WTD) theme is peacebuilding.

When it comes to making the world a better place, peacebuilding is as relevant today as it has ever been. World peace is something we can all support by learning, reflecting, and taking action that inspires positive change.  

 On 22 February we hope IGG members will be among the 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world doing their part to call for – and create – peace in the world. By taking action together, we can make a huge difference in the world.

How can you take part?

Download the World Thinking Day 2021 Activity Pack and complete the activities. These can be done during online meetings or by yourself at home. You only have to complete one activity in each step to earn the special WTD badge, but don’t let that stop you—try as many as you like! (And don’t forget to purchase your World Thinking Day 2021 badge from our webshop!)  

Take part in our Guiding Light video!

 Since we will not be able to join together in the usual way for WTD this year, the Communications Committee are inviting all IGG members to join them in creating a ‘This Little Light of Mine’ video.

Watch this video of Jessica Woods, Communications Chair, to see how you can create a video of yourself passing the Guiding Light (you will need to ask someone else to record you). We can’t wait to see your videos, which will be edited into one big video that we will share on our social media on WTD.

We hope IGG members of all ages – girls and Leaders – will participate in this initiative!

Send your video via WhatsApp to 085 8570565 before 14 February. Thank you!

What Is World Thinking Day?  
Celebrated since 1926, WTD is a day of international friendship. Girls speak out about issues that affect them with support from 10 million other Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 150 countries.  

 It all started when girls met at Girl Scouts of the USA’s very own Camp Edith Macy (now Edith Macy Center) for the fourth World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) World Conference. The delegates agreed that there should be a special day every year when Girl Scouts and Girl Guides think of one another and celebrate global sisterhood. They decided to call it Thinking Day and chose February 22 to honor the birthdays of Girl Guide founders Lord and Lady Baden-Powell. 

In 1999, at the 30th World Conference in Dublin, delegates wanted to make sure the day reflected the Girl Scout Movement’s international nature, so they changed the name to World Thinking Day.   

 Every year since, World Thinking Day has called on Girl Scouts and Girl Guides to unite and take part in activities that change the world for the better.