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.

World Thinking Day Ideas and Resources

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."
Jimi Hendrix

We have many activities and resources here at Activity Village that may help you celebrate World Thinking Day.

Peace Activities

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.

International Day of Peace, or Peace Day, is held on 21st September every year. In 2001 the...

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.

Sadako Sasaki was a Japanese girl who lived in Hiroshima, in Japan. In August 1945, when she was...

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.

Can children make a difference in the world? Of course they can! And perhaps if they are...

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...

Robert Baden-Powell, affectionately known as B-P, was born in London in 1857 and was one of 10...

Agnes Baden-Powell was Robert Baden-Powell's sister. She...

Olave Baden-Powell was born Olave Soames in 1889 and grew up in the country, enjoying an outdoor...

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.

Take a trip Around the World with Activity Village and explore continents and countries in far...

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.

Decorating lanterns and candles is great fun for older children.  They make lovely gifts or...

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.

Activity Village visits London! This page is all about London for kids, with fun colouring pages...

Take a quick tour of Mexico with our interesting facts and photos! We also have a complete set...

Get a taste of the country of Switzerland with our "fun facts" and enjoy our flag...

Find out about India, try some of our India worksheets and printables, enjoy our India craft...

Inspiration!

What better way to inspire girls than by reading about the lives of inspirational women! We have many roll models to choose from here.

There is so much inspiration to be gained from learning about Famous People of the past and...

More Activities

You can find many more ideas and resources for Beavers, Cubs, Rainbows, Brownies and Guides on our main Scouting and Guiding page.

The brain child of Robert Baden-Powell in the early 20th Century, scouting and guiding now...

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