World Thinking Day Is Celebrated On 22 February Each Year By Girl Guides And Girl Scouts From Around The World.
16th February 2015
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On 22 February each year, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world celebrate World Thinking Day by:

  • Learning about their international sisters in designated focus countries for the year
  • Doing fun and educational activities based around an advocacy theme for the year
  • Fundraising for the World Thinking Day Fund
  • Earning the World Thinking Day badge

Girl Guides and Girl Scouts have been celebrating World Thinking Day since 1926 and it has been an important fundraising day since 1932.

The 22 February was chosen as it was the joint birthday of Scouting founder Robert Baden-Powell and of Olave Baden-Powell, his wife and World Chief Guide.

Lord Robert Baden-Powell was born on 22 February 1857 and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell was also born on 22 February 1889.

In the UK, a joint service is held by Girlguiding UK and the Scout Association in Westminster Abbey, London.  During the service, wreaths are laid on the Baden-Powell memorial stone in the Nave.

For more information about World Thinking Day or how you can get involved visit the official website at:

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