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World Thinking Day

Thinking and Collaborating for a Better Future


Each year, 22nd February is observed as ‘World Thinking Day’.  The World Organisation of Girl  Guides and Girls Scouts (WAGGGS) observes this day to honour the foundation of the Scout movement. World Thinking Day celebrates global solidarity, cultural appreciation and sensitivity towards international issues.


What is the Girls Scout Movement?


Girl Guides and Girl Scouts are global organisations that aim to develop and train young girls in outdoor activities, good conduct and good citizenship.  The Girl Guides were founded in Great Britain in 1910 by Robert Baden-Powell and his sister Agnes Baden-Powell in response to the requests of girls who were interested in the Boy Scout movement, established by Robert in 1908.

                                                                                                                                  

World Thinking Day Fund


Since 1932, the World Thinking Day fund collects donations such as coins and pennies from members across the world to support Guides and Scouts. It is used to help the communities of the members and other areas in need. 


Theme of the World Thinking Day 2024:


The theme for 2024 is ‘Our World, Our Thriving Future’ to emphasise the significance of a sustainable and inclusive world where students are presented with the opportunities to excel in the future. 


Activities to engage students in the classroom:

  • Students can discuss what ‘sustainability’ means to them.

  • They can help come up with ideas to better manage the waste in their surroundings and classrooms.

  • To understand the world better, students can select a country and explore the region’s food, languages clothing, etc.

  • Students can also gain knowledge about different cultures and how everyday objects and situations vary between them.


World Thinking Day provides an opportunity to reflect on progress made towards gender equality thus far and the path of improvement that lies ahead. It is a day to celebrate the courage and determination of young women and girls across the world.


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