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.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The theme for Thinking Day in 2021 is "Stand Together for Peace" - standing together with over 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts all over the world to call for and create peace.
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."
We have many activities and resources here at Activity Village that may help you celebrate World Thinking Day.
We have a wonderful collection of "peace" themed activities in our Peace Day section, which might be useful for this year's World Thinking Day theme.
Origami Cranes - a Symbol of Peace
In Japan the traditional origami crane is a symbol of peace, and the inspiring story of Sadako Sasaki (see below) would be a particularly good one to share with your Guides this year before folding your own origami cranes.
The crane is a traditional origami model which has been folded for hundreds of years. The crane...
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.