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Girl Scouts, United!

Feb 22, 2013

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Today is World Thinking Day, and it’s a special day for Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from all around the world to “think” of one another and give thanks and appreciation to their sister Girl Scouts.

This day, February 22, was chosen because it’s the shared birthday of Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scout movement, and his wife, Olave, who served as World Chief Guide. And this year’s theme focuses on how we can help children’s lives in other countries—like to make sure they aren’t hungry and have access to safe, clean drinking water.

So it’s a great time to get together with your troop and consider what it means to be a global citizen of Earth. You might want to sample foods from other countries, or learn new games or songs that are cherished by sister Girl Scouts who live in a different corner of the world.

Use Kindness Travels to send feel-good messages of support to girls who need them. Through this, you can spread the Girl Scout spirit of goodwill, friendship, and diversity all over the globe!

Visit our World Thinking Day page to learn about activities you can do to earn your World Thinking Day Award.

You can also read about the history of World Thinking Day, and get ready to take the steps that will help you earn your Global Action Award.

And when you contribute to the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund, you’re helping girls experience international travel so they can learn about the daily triumphs and challenges of girls from distant shores, and work together to make the world a better place.