Each year on February 22, World Thinking Day, girls participate in activities and projects with global themes to honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries. World Thinking Day not only gives girls a chance to celebrate international friendships, but is also a reminder that Girl Scouts of the USA is part of a global community—one of nearly 150 countries with Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.
World Thinking Day is part of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts Global Action Theme (GAT) based on the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which aim to improve the lives of the world’s poorest people.
Girl Scouts of the USA isaddressing the following theme for World Thinking Day 2013: girls worldwide say “together we can save children’s lives.” This theme is focused on reducing child mortality rates around the globe. WAGGGS selected five countries of focus for World Thinking Day 2013 to represent the five WAGGGS regions: Jordan, Malawi,
Pakistan, Republic of Ireland, and Venezuela.
GSUSA has provided girls and adults resources to earn their World Thinking Day Award to help celebrate this important Girl Scout day. Search “World Thinking Day” at : Girlscouts.org. The World Thinking Day award activities are designed to complement the Girl Scout leadership journeys and reinforce the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (PDF).
The World Thinking Day Award for:
- Girl Scout Daisies
- Girl Scout Brownies
- Girl Scout Juniors
- Girl Scout Cadettes
- Girl Scout Seniors
- Girl Scout Ambassadors
For more great ideas on how we can save our planet, also visit Girl Scouts Forever Green 100th Anniversary Take Action Project.
Here is a resource for volunteers helping girls to earn their 2013 Global Action Award and/or their 2013 World Thinking Day patch > Global Action and Thinking Day 2013