World Thinking Day 2024: Learn about its History and Interesting Facts about Thinking

World Thinking Day 2024, funded by 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts worldwide, focuses on 'Our World, Our Equal Future: The Environment and Gender Equality'.

World Thinking Day 2024: Girl Scouts and Girl Guides worldwide speak up on issues affecting girls and young women on World Thinking Day, February 22. Did you know this event funds 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts worldwide? The 2022 World Thinking Day subject is ‘Our World, Our Equal Future: The Environment and Gender Equality.’

World Thinking Day: History

Since 1926, WAGGGS, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., and other member organizations have celebrated World Thinking Day. Celebrate your varied global sisterhood today. The origins of World Thinking Day are fascinating.

At the 4th World Conference in 1926, delegates from around the world met at Camp Edith Macy, now the Edith Macy Conference Center, in New York and resolved to create a guide and Girl Scout Day. Thinking Day was the birthday of scout and guide founder Lord Baden-Powell and his wife, Olave.

Later in 1932, a Belgian delegate proposed that girls raise the World Thinking Day Fund for the organization to show their gratitude. Lord Baden-Powell wrote to all guides and Girl Scouts worldwide to donate a penny since a penny buys a loaf of bread.

The Dubai Conference in 1999 was renamed Thinking Day, ‘World Thinking Day.’ This has become a global event that inspires movement members to consider greater issues.

The 2022 World Thinking Day subject is ‘Our World, Our Equal Future: The Environment and Gender Equality.’ WAGGGS world centers are hosting a free World Thinking Day live session for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts worldwide to connect during the epidemic.

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World Thinking Day 2024: FAQs

Scouts and guides—what are they?

Scouting and guiding are recognized character-building and citizenship programs for children.

Scouts and guides do what?

Scouts/guides are disciplined, animal-friendly, and nature lovers. They safeguard public property.

Scouts—boys or girls?

There are boy and girl scouts.

5 Mind-blowing Facts about Thinking

  • In 1909, girls disrupted a Boy Scout gathering, inspiring Baden-Powell’s sister Agnes to create the Girl Guide Association.
  • Ed Sheeran and Little Mix have performed at Girlguiding’s annual Big Gig performance.
  • Girl guides helped war prisoners escape, sent secret messages, and more during both world wars.
  • Scouting has no age limit, giving adult members equal opportunity.
  • Members can visit five world centers in Switzerland, the U.K., Mexico, India, and Africa on four continents.

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World Thinking Day Dates

2024February 22Thursday
2025February 22Saturday
2026February 22Sunday
2027February 22Monday
2028February 22Tuesday
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