World Thinking Day

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 By Prince William Living Publisher Rebecca Barnes

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World Thinking Day is an annual event celebrated by Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world on February 22nd. The day provides an opportunity for members to reflect on their role as global citizens and take action on issues that matter to them.

In 2023, the theme is “Our World, Our Peaceful Future: The environment, peace, and security.” To earn your World Thinking Day Award, you will explore environmental problems and learn how to work with nature to create a more peaceful and secure future for girls everywhere.


World Thinking Day was first observed in 1926 and has since become a significant event for the Girl Guide and Girl Scout movement. The day is named after the birthdays of the movement’s founders, Lord Baden-Powell and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell.


World Thinking Day is a time for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts to come together and reflect on their role as global citizens. It provides an opportunity to learn about other cultures, engage in discussions about global issues, and take action to make a difference in their communities and the world.


Each year, World Thinking Day focuses on a specific theme that highlights a global issue. The theme for 2021 is “Together We Can.” This theme encourages members to work together to create a better world by addressing issues such as gender equality, climate change, and access to education.

Activities: Girl Guides and Girl Scouts participate in a variety of activities on World Thinking Day to celebrate and learn about different cultures and global issues. Some common activities include:

  • Flag ceremonies: Members come together to raise the flags of different countries and learn about their cultures and traditions.
  • Global conversations: Members engage in discussions and debates about global issues and ways to make a difference.
  • Community service projects: Members participate in community service projects to address local and global issues.
  • Cultural exchanges: Members learn about different cultures by participating in cultural exchanges and sharing traditional food, music, and dance.


World Thinking Day Award activities:

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Activity Guide for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors (PDF)World Thinking Day is an important event for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts to come together and reflect on their role as global citizens. By participating in activities that focus on global issues, members are empowered to make a positive difference in their communities and the world.

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Rebecca Barnes is the Publisher of Prince William Living magazine and Brides & Weddings magazine. She is a lifelong resident of Prince William County and a volunteer with OWL VFD. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, being a Grandma, visiting Walt Disney World, blogging at Sightseeing Sidekick, reading, and sleeping.


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