On Wednesday, February 22, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from 146 countries celebrate World Thinking Day. World Thinking Day focuses on global connections among girls and celebrates diversity, friendship, and international understanding. A tradition since 1926, this special day brings together girls from across the world to rally the global sisterhood around the 2017 World Thinking Day theme, Grow.
Through this year’s theme, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides will explore, stretch, and take on new challenges – and show the world how it amazing it is to be part of the largest girl-led Movement. Girl Scouts often engage in events or activities to learn about new cultures, or research a country of their choosing. These celebrations often include learning about the food, clothing, and customs of different countries around the globe.
World Thinking Day is not only a great opportunity to rally the global sisterhood around a particular theme—it’s also a chance to support girls as they travel internationally and take action globally. Leading up to the day, Girl Scouts from across central and eastern North Carolina will come together to celebrate international friendship and sisterhood on Saturday, February 18 at Camp Mary Atkinson, a Girl Scout camp. Girls will reflect on the importance of building global connections by picking an activity from a country of their choice to engage and educate others on that country’s customs, traditions, and values.
Throughout the 41 county footprint, Girl Scouts will connect, grow and celebrate on February 22 by engaging in new activities that explore the sisterhood and earn their World Thinking Day badge.
Girl Scouts is 2.7 million strong – 2.7 million girls and adults who believe girls can change the world. And believe it or not, that’s just here in the United States. The Girl Scout Movement extends internationally across the globe, including both Girl Scouts and Girl Guides, and represents ten million girls and young women from 146 countries.