World Thinking Day, February 22
Each year on February 22, World Thinking Day, girls participate in activities and projects with global themes to honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries. World Thinking Day is part of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts Global Action Theme (GAT) based on the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which aim to improve the lives of the world's poorest people.
This Year's Theme
The theme for World Thinking Day 2014 is girls worldwide say "education opens doors for all the girls and boys."
World Thinking Day not only gives girls a chance to celebrate international friendships, but is also a reminder that Girl Scouts of the USA is part of a global community--one of nearly 150 countries with Girl Guides an Girl Scouts. Check with your local overseas committee about activities being planned in your area to celebrate World Thinking Day with your installation Girl Scouts and possibly with your host nation Girl Scouts.
The World Thinking Day Award
The World Thinking Day Award is an OFFICIAL Award that may be worn on the front of the Official Uniform sash or vest. The age leve activities are designed to complement the Girl Scout leadership journeys and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (PDF) with an enhanced global focus. A specific benefit of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience is girls advancing diversity in a multicultural world, which means that girls learn to think and act in a way that promotes an inclusive environment, respecting and valuing diverse backgrounds, viewpoints, and life experiences.