Girl Scouts across Connecticut say “together we can save children’s lives”
February 15, 2013
World Thinking Day on February 22 is a chance for Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the world to celebrate international friendships while participating in events and activities with global themes to honor sister Girl Scouts around the world.
The theme of this year's World Thinking Day is girls worldwide say "together we can save children’s lives.” This theme is based on the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goal 4, focusing on reducing child mortality rates around the world.
Girls throughout Connecticut will be working to earn the Girl Scouts Global Action award, developed in partnership with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). This is a fun and educational way for Girl Scout Daisies to Ambassadors to participate and learn about global issues affecting girls, young women, and their communities. It also offers girls the chance to advocate for themselves and others, while they discover themselves and their values, connect with others to reach out to the local and global communities, and take action to make the world a better place.
World Thinking Day was established in 1926 to celebrate the friendship of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts throughout the world. February 22 was selected as the date for Thinking Day because it was the mutual birthday of Lord Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scout movement, and his wife Olave, who served as World Chief Guide for Girl Guides around the world.