Friday, February 15, 2019

World Thinking Day 2019

Celebrate our Centennial by traveling through time and taking part in World Thinking Day!

World Thinking Day dates back to 1926, when delegates from all over the world met at Camp Edith Macy in Briarcliff Manor, New York. At this meeting, it was decided that February 22 would be known as a special international day of friendship for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from all walks of life. Every year since, World Thinking Day has called for Girl Scouts and Girl Guides to join together to take discuss issues that affect young women and take part in activities that promote changing the world for the better.

This year’s World Thinking Day theme is Leadership.

Are you looking for ways to celebrate World Thinking Day? Try one or some ways of these activities to join the celebration.

Discuss Leadership
Define the word “leader.” What does it mean to be a leader? What are some characteristics of a leader? What are some examples of leadership in a Girl Scout troop, school, or on a sports team. How does leadership apply to changing the world?

Earn the 2019 World Thinking Day Award by completing the World Thinking Day theme activities.

The World Trefoil Pin
The World Trefoil Pin is earned by girls once, and is moved from vest to vest (sash to sash), throughout their time in Girl Scouting. Looking to earn the World Trefoil Pin with your troop? View the ceremony and requirements.

Work on GSNC’s Juliette Low World Friendship Council Patch Program which is a "Countdown to Thinking Day."

Earn the 2019 Global Action Award
The Girl Scout Global Action award calls for girls to address the Global Goals by discovering, connecting, and taking action in their communities and the world. This year’s award focuses the goals of “Life on Land” and “No Poverty.”

Play games from around the world.

Pass the parcel, played in England  (hot potato in America)

Elephant, Ant, Man, played in Indonesia (rock paper scissors in America)

Rayuela, played in Columbia (hop scotch in America)

Queimada, played in Brazil (tag in America)

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