World Thinking Day
World Thinking Day is celebrated by Girl Guides and Girl Scouts all over the world on 22nd February each year.
Its aim is to bring together children from all over the world (nearly 150 countries take part) to celebrate international friendships, raise money and think about a global theme, which is changed each year.
Boy Scouts also mark 22nd February but call it Founders Day.
Our World, Our Thriving Future
The theme for Thinking Day in 2024 is "Our World, Our Thriving Future".
“The environment is where we all meet; where we all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.”
Lady Bird Johnson
We have many activities and resources here at Activity Village that may help you celebrate World Thinking Day and that coincide with the themes of connecting to nature and environmental sustainability.
"A Guide Respects All Living Things and Takes Care of the World Around Her"
Many of the suggested activities this year for Rainbows, Brownies and Guides look at encouraging wildlife and looking after the natural environment. These sections should provide some inspiration to get started.
Many of the activities in our Earth Day, World Oceans Day, World Cleanup Day and World Food Day will be relevant to your studies about the environment.
Recycling for Our Futures
One way which we can all work together to help the environment is by recycling. It takes very little effort but can make a big difference over time. We've got printables to explore here, as well as a fun collection of recycling crafts to try.
World Thinking Day Printables
This collection of printables are specifically for World Thinking Day or for Guides generally, to be used year round.
Here's a poster for World Thinking Day which celebrates girls from all over the world...
If you need something quickly for World Thinking Day this printable card might be just the trick...
Here's a colouring page for World Thinking Day on 22nd February, which we think encompasses...
Print out this inspirational poster, featuring a quote by Barack Obama and use in your displays...
Challenge your patrols and sixes to brainstorm ways they could help your unit or pack grow with...
This clever printable activity shows each child how she fits into her unit, division, (district...
Here's a very special passport, which you can print out and assemble with the kids for your...
This four page printable is designed to encourage children to do some really good research about...
Making a Difference
Of course much of what Guiding is teaching children that everyone can make a difference in the world. Many of the printables in this section can be used for World Thinking Day activities, or all year round.
Founders of the Scouts and Guides
Thinking Day originated in the very early days of Scouting, and 22nd February was chosen as it was the joint birthday of Robert and Olave Baden-Powell. We have poster, notebooking pages, colouring page, story paper and more for each of the founders of Scouting and Guiding...
International Friendship and Community
Our "Around the World" topic is a growing collection of resources for many countries of the world. We offer colouring pages, flag printables, fun facts, map printables and more.
Candles for World Thinking Day
In some parts of the world it is traditional to light candles or hold a candle ceremony for World Thinking Day. We have some simple candle crafts you could incorporate here.
World Centres for Guiding...
...just in case you are organising a visit or would like to find out more about the cities/countries in which the four world centres are located. Pax Lodge is in London, Our Cabana is in Mexico, Our Chalet is in Switzerland and Sangam is in India.
What better way to inspire girls than by reading about the lives of inspirational women! We have many roll models to choose from here.
You can find many more ideas and resources for Beavers, Cubs, Rainbows, Brownies and Guides on our main Scouting and Guiding page.