World Thinking Day is a special Girl Scout day, which takes place on February 22 each year. I wanted to share with you 5 things you may or may not know about World Thinking Day, so you can start planning ahead for 2019.
- It's WORLD Thinking Day. The word "world" is sometimes dropped from the name, and it's informally referred to as "Thinking Day."
- The definition: "World Thinking Day is a way to celebrate with girls all over the world by doing the same activities."
- There's a theme each year. The 2018 theme was “Impact.” This World Thinking Day, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides thought about what it means to make an impact on the world—and celebrated being part of the global sisterhood that is Girl Scouts + Girl Guides.
- Girls can earn an award! The World Thinking Day award is an Official Award and therefore it may be worn on the front of the Official Uniform sash or vest and placed where other earned badges are worn. 2" round sew-on photo patch.
- It doesn't really have anything to do with researching countries around the world, dressing up based on their culture, and making/trying new foods. Although that's really cool too! Understanding cultures that are different from your own and gaining a global perspective are SO important, and should definitely be a part of the Girl Scout experience - it's not *directly* related to the purpose of World Thinking Day or earning the WTD award.
I waited to tell you this until after World Thinking Day, because I know many of you spent LOTS of hours, creating super engaging and interesting displays, activities, songs/games, and foods with your troop, and I didn't want you to freak out at the last minute -- because that's what I would've done. This way, you can start *THINKING* about how you might celebrate World Thinking Day next year. And there's NO WAY I'm saying you should throw away the traditions of your troop, your Service Unit, or your council. If you've hosted a successful Nations of the World Fair for years and years, definitely keep it up. I would just encourage you to sprinkle in aspects of the World Thinking Day official theme and activities next year.