Get ready to take your game-changing ways to a whole new level for World Thinking Day. This year’s theme is peacebuilding, and on February 22, over 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world will do their part to call for and create peace in our lives and in the world. Now you can be a part of this global movement! We are encouraging Girl Scouts across our council to get involved and Stand Strong, Stand Up, and Stand Together for peacebuilding.
Celebrated since 1926, World Thinking Day is a day of international friendship. It is an opportunity to speak out on issues that affect young women and fundraise for 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 150 countries. What do we do on World Thinking Day?
- Be inspired by the history and impact of our global Movement
- Connect with the worldwide sisterhood of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting
- Take action and speak out on issues we most care about
- Make a difference by fundraising for projects around the world
Wondering how you can get involved? We are here to help! Check out our opportunities and resources below to begin planning how you will become a peacebuilder this year.
- Attend our council World Thinking Day events
During our first ever council virtual World Thinking Day events on Saturday, February 20, Girl Scout Daisies through Juniors and Cadettes through Ambassadors will earn both the 2021 World Thinking Day patch and Global Action Award. Through workshops and sessions led by our World Thinking Day Planning team, girls will explore how they can be a Peacemaker and Global Activist. Register by February 9!
2. Earn your Girl Scout World Thinking Day Award
Can’t attend our event? That’s okay, Girl Scouts can earn their World Thinking Day Award on their own! Girl Scout Daisies through Juniors and Cadettes through Ambassadors can complete the activities in our guides to learn about World Thinking Day and how to become peacebuilders to earn our patch.
3. Earn your World Thinking Day WAGGGS badge
Step 1. Create a ‘brave space’ for your group so that they are ready to fully participate
Step 2. Complete 1 activity from each of the 3 sections (Stand Up, Stand Strong. Stand Together)
Step 3. Act for peace, complete the closing activity and renew your Girl Guide or Girl Scout promise
4. Join the WAGGGS penpal and postcard exchange
Exchanging postcards of friendship is a long-standing tradition for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world. Find a troop to be penpals with and share with each other how you are becoming peacebuilders! Members looking to set up connections with Girl Guides in other countries can visit the Our World section of the WAGGGS website to learn more.
Learn more about World Thinking and all the different ways to get involved this year on our website!