Lord Powell’s birthday is on the 22nd February and every year Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Scouts celebrate World Thinking Day. “… We are what we think” Buddha
Arms around the world for Diversity and Brother / Sisterhood>
Girl Guides and Scouts were born in 1909 when girls demanded the same opportunities and experiences as those provided by the Boy Scout Movement.
“We are the world’s only movement for every girl and any girl because we believe that each of them deserves to be the best they can be. We represent ten million girls in 150 countries.”The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
World Thinking Day traditions around the globe >
In Auckland, New Zealand, girl scouts and girl guides climb Mount Eden. At the summit they thank their peers as they wave the Guide World Flag and sing their World song.
In other parts of the world, Girl scouts from different nations meet up to celebrate, express gratitude and take pledges to continue to support and assist their communities.
The lighting of a candle in a window by an ex-girl scout signifies a guiding light in the darkness to transform problems into solutions.
Girl Guide World Thinking Day Themes >
The World Association for Girl Guides and Scouts adopt themes for the day. These themes are discussed in conferences with lively debates and ideas to help solve global problems.
Themes have included >
Think About Food
We can Save our Planet
Do something about adolescent health issues
Discover your potential
Think about water
Stop the spread of diseases
Together we can end poverty
Empowering girls will change the world
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