World Thinking Day 2018

What is World Thinking Day?

On February 22 every year, on the joint birthdays of the founders of Girl Guides—Lord and Lady Baden Powell—Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from 146 countries around the world celebrate World Thinking Day. A day of local and international friendship, World Thinking Day has been celebrated since 1926. Girl Guides and Girl Scouts globally, mark World Thinking Day by speaking out on issues that affect girls and young women, and celebrating traditions old and new.

Each year the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) sets a theme. In 2018 the theme is Impact.

How is World Thinking Day celebrated?

Many Units celebrate with their own traditions that they have developed over time. Globally, WAGGGS develops a challenge pack based on the WTD theme. Donations are made to the WTD fund and a prominent tradition is  to wear your uniform to work and school. On this page, there are letter templates for you to download to request permission for Guides to wear their uniform to school and to tell people a bit more about what World Thinking Day is.

What is the World Thinking Day fund?

Donating to the World Thinking Day Fund has been a tradition since 1932. The World Thinking Day Fund helps fund WAGGGS activities. The fund is used where the need is greatest in our global Movement.

WTD links

Template Letter to School Principal
(Microsoft Word Document)
Template Uniform Permission Note
(Microsoft Word Document)