In February 1926, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from around the world gathered at Camp Edith Macy – now known as Edith Macy Conference Center – and created a special day for members worldwide. The delegates designated February 22 as World Thinking Day.
Now promoted by both Girl Scouts and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), World Thinking Day has been a treasured tradition for more than 90 years. Girl Scouts and Girl Guides alike spend the day doing activities dedicated to changing the world for the better.
The theme for 2019 is leadership and we’re so excited to see what everyone does. For activity ideas, check out the Girl Scouts website for resources geared to help girls at every level.
World Thinking Day Resources
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Recently Girl Scouts of Western New York had the opportunity to once again participate in World Thinking Day, an international event coordinated by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGS). Every February 22, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from 146 countries celebrate by doing the same activities around the same theme.
This year, “Impact” was the selected theme, and girls were encouraged to show and share how they help impact their communities all around the world. #ThisisImpact showcased the girls’ efforts across social media platforms.
It’s been almost 100 years since WAGGS first began celebrating World Thinking Day, and it still represents a day of international friendship. While all girls enjoy the same activities to connect them from country to country, the day also shines a light on issues affecting young women. It’s a tradition that began in 1926 and isn’t going away any time soon.
In Western New York, we celebrated a few days early. Girls from around the council gathered at Camp Windy Meadows to spend the day doing Impact activities together.
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