World Thinking Day

World Thinking Day (All Scouts) – February/March

Girls of all levels are invited to register for this event. Thinking Day was first created in 1926 at the fourth Girl Guide/Girl Scout International Conference held at Girl Scouts of the USA’s Camp Edith Macy (now called Edith Macy Conference Center). Conference attendees decided that there should be a special day for Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from around the world to “think” of each other and give thanks and appreciation to their “sister” Girl Scouts. The delegates chose February 22 as the date for Thinking Day because it was the mutual birthday of Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scout movement, and his wife, Olave, who served as World Chief Guide. To emphasize the global aspect of Thinking Day, members at the 30th World Conference, held in Ireland in 1999, changed the name from Thinking Day to World Thinking Day.

Although the official day is February 22 the Prairie Sun service unit usually holds this event one day in February or March to be determined by the troop planning the event. Last year 181 girls registered for this event and they collected over 200 pounds of food that was donated to PROP.