Submitted by Krista Beucler and Anna Beucler
Northern & Northeastern CO
What is World Thinking Day?
Since 1926, World Thinking Day on February 22 has been a day of international friendship for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts all over the world. February 22 is the birthday of Lord Baden Powell, founder of Boy Scouts, and his wife Olave Baden Powell, who was one of the founders of Girl Guides. On February 22, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts connect with each other and join together in global action to make the world a better place.
For the last two years, the World Association Girl Guides and Girl Scouts’ (WAGGGS), World Thinking Day themes have set the foundation for peacebuilding: we have empowered leaders and explored why it is important for our communities to be rich in diversity, equity and inclusion. In this year’s activity pack, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 152 countries will become better peace builders so we can truly live out our global promise. You can find the Activity Pack here.
How to Earn Your Badge
Complete one activity from each section of the activity pack: Stand Strong, Stand-Up, Stand Together, then complete the Our Global Promise activity. Once you’ve completed the activities, you can get your WAGGGS World Thinking Day badge from the shop.
Join Anna and Krista
Anna and Krista are lifetime Girl Scouts and have participated in international Guiding and Scouting opportunities including World Thinking Day events at Pax Lodge and Sangam World Centres, and the Juliette Low Seminar.
This year, because of COVID-19, most activities look a little different. Anna and Krista will be hosting World Thinking Day activities online. They welcome everyone to participate with them on TikTok or Instagram to earn the World Thinking Day badge!
Here’s how you can participate:
Follow the project on TikTok (@jls100girls) and Instagram (@jls100girls).
Learn from an informational video about World Thinking Day.
Participate in the three activities and the Global Promise activity.
Like, comment on, and share the videos.
You can complete the activities and let us know in a variety of ways. On TikTok, you can duet, stitch, use our sounds, or make a new video, and tag us. On Instagram, you can post photos or videos and tag us. Or, if you’re uncomfortable sharing your photos or videos publicly, you can send them to us privately at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you’ve completed all the activities, you’ve earned the World Thinking Day badge!
Did you enjoy World Thinking Day? Well, don’t go anywhere yet! Anna and Krista will be continuing to post activities you and your troop can do from home on TikTok and Instagram. These activities will focus on the WAGGGS Leadership Mindsets, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and how to build a Gold Award project!
We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.