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World Thinking Day observed on 22nd February

  • Category
    International Relations
  • Published
    2nd Mar, 2022

World Thinking Day, originally known as Thinking Day, is celebrated annually on 22 February by all Girl Scouts, Girl Guides and other girl groups worldwide.

  • The theme for World Thinking Day 2022 is ‘Our World: Our Equal Future: The Environment and Gender Equality' which highlights the significance of the environment in the context of gender equality.

About the day

  • World Thinking Day is a celebration of ten million girls worldwide that has taken place on every 22 February since 1926.
  • It remains a day for all Guides and Girl Scouts to think of each other and celebrate their sisters all around the world.

Brief history of the day

  • In 1926, delegates from guide and girl scout organisations across the world met in the USA for the 4th world conference.
  • They decided to create a day for Guides and Girl Scouts to celebrate being part of an international movement.
  • Delegates chose to hold the first celebration on the joint birthday of Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the scout and guide movement, and his wife Olave, who served as World Chief Guide.

About WAGGGS

  • The World Association of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides (WAGGGS) is a global association. 
  • It supports the female-oriented and female-only Scouting and Guiding organisations in 152 countries around the world.
  • WAGGGS was established in 1928 in Hungary.
  • It has its headquarters in London, United Kingdom.
  • The World Association of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides is organised into five regions and it operates five international guiding centres. 
    • WAGGGS also holds full member status in the European Youth Forum.
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