Established in 1926, World Thinking Day, observed on February 22 of each year, celebrates Girl Scouting’s global sisterhood. This is a day when all Girl Scouts think of their sister Girl Scouts and Girl Guides all over the world and remember that they are part of an international movement.
The Resource Center has many great Thinking Day ideas, activities, and resources. A list of Thinking Day links and activity sheets follows. Let your girls help decide what they would like to do. As you celebrate World Thinking Day remember there are girls around the world celebrating with you. Happy Thinking Day!
Celebrate the Day!
Here are just a few ideas for celebrating World Thinking Day. I’m sure your girls will have many more!
- Have a tasting event of foods from other cultures and countries
- Have a style show displaying styles from a WAGGGS member country
- Learn games or songs from another country
- Learn to speak another language,
- Learn how others celebrate their holidays and customs, etc.
World Thinking Day Activity Sheets
Download the activity pages your girls would like to complete.
- Ideas for Celebrating World Thinking Day
- World Thinking Day Activity Calendar (Girl Scout Daisies/Brownies/Juniors)
- World Thinking Day Activity Calendar (Girl Scout Juniors/Cadettes/Seniors/Ambassadors)
- La Marelle Ronde Activity (Hopscotch from France)
- World Thinking Day Doll Ceremony
- Fun Facts About the Four World Centers
- Fun Facts About Mexico Activity
- World Thinking Day Friendship Circle Activity
- Festival of Raksha Bandhan of India
- Is This English? Activity
- World Thinking Day Paper Flapper Game
- Word Search for Four World Centers
- WAGGGS Dot to Dot Activity
- Fun From Sweden
- World Thinking Day Greeting Card
- Peacock of India Activity
- Say It In Another Language Activity
- Papel de Seda Activity
- Resource Center Links for World Thinking Day
World Thinking Day Equipment Available in the Resource Center
Call the Resource Center (210.349.2404/1.800.580.7247) to check on the availability of the items you would like to reserve.
- Tinikling Dance Poles
- Lummi Sticks
- World of Girl Scouting Ceremony Board
- World Association Pin Ceremony Board
- WAGGGS Flannel Board
- Around the World
- Brownie Girl Scouts Around the World kit
- Girl Scouting Around the World
- Juliette Low World Friendship Patch kit
- Gyotaku (Japanese Fish Printing) kit
- International Flags: The flag of each country that is a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts is available for check-out from the Resource Center. The flags are mounted on 8' poles that do not break down. For safety reasons, poles must be completely contained in the vehicle and cannot stick out during transport. Please plan your transportation accordingly.
Patch Programs include:
- Juliette Low World Friendship Patch program
- Heritage Hunt Patch
The library books and cassettes listed above are on an as-available basis and cannot be reserved.
- Trefoil ‘Round the World
- Four World Centers
- Brownie Guide Badge Book
- The Guide Handbook
- The Girl Guide Annual
- The Brownie Annual
- Girl Guides Mail Order Catalog
- International Brownie Uniform Posters
- International Girl Guide Uniform Posters
- WAGGGS at a Glance
- Wide World of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting
- World Games and Recipes
- The Firebird and Other Russian Fairy Tales
- Sidewalk Games Around the World
- Multicultural Games
- African Folktales
- Celebrations Around the World
- Children Just Like Me; Celebrations!
- Children Just Like Me
- The Peoples Multicultural Almanac
- Ethnic Celebrations Around the World
- Multicultural Holidays
- Festivals Together
- International Children
- Small World Celebrations
- Native American Tales and Activities
- Historically Speaking: Sweden Patch Program
- Historically Speaking: Greece Patch Program
- Historically Speaking: England Patch Program
- And many more!
Cassette tapes include:
- Girl Scouts Sing and Dance Around the World
- Songs of the Four World Centers
- Wee Sing Around the World
- Say It in Another Language
- United Nations Cyber School Bus -- This Web site is the online education component of the Global Teaching and Learning Project, whose mission is to promote education about international issues and the United Nations
- For information on WAGGGS, its programs and events and WAGGGS member countries.
- For further information on World Thinking Day
- Girl Scouts of the USA -- Download activities for girls of various grade levels
- USA Girl Scouts Overseas