By Lisa Kaminski; Manager, Community Development
Next week, on February 22nd, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the globe will mark World Thinking Day. World Thinking Day occurs annually and allows girls to honor their sister Girl Scouts and Girl Guides by taking time to give thanks for international friendships and time to remember that Girl Scouting is part of a global community. There are nearly 150 countries that are part of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.
According to the Girl Scouts of the USA website, “This year’s theme, girls’ worldwide say “together we can save children’s lives,” gives girls a chance to take action on issues affecting children’s lives in other countries. This theme is based on Millennium Development Goal 4, which is focused on reducing child mortality rates around the globe. And, did you know that child mortality is not just an issue in the developing world? Children in the United States are less likely to reach their 5th birthday than in 40 other developed countries.
Take some time to browse the GSUSA website for information and ideas on World Thinking Day. Take part, with your troop, in some Thinking Day activities such as the World of Girls or Agent of Change leadership journeys, or the World Thinking Day event being held in Binghamton, where girls will discuss the basic needs of every child, learn about the value of clean drinking water, think about world hunger, and make their own soap!