World Thinking Day

February 22 is the Girl Scouts World Thinking Day. The date February 22 was chosen as it was the mutual birthday of Boys Scout’s founder Lord Baden-Powell and his wife, Olave.

Scouting was initiated in when Lieutenant General Robert Baden-Powell of the British Army, published Scouting for Boys in 1908. B-P participated in reconnaissance and scouting activities in India and Africa and Scouting for Boys was a primer to teach boys exploration, tracking, and survival skills.

A year later a group of girls appeared at a Boy Scout rally in the UK declaring themselves to be Girl Scouts. Baden-Powell decided that there should be a movement for girls as well, and his sister Agnes Baden-Powell began the Girl Guides organization.

In 1912 Juliette ‘Daisy’ Gordon Low founded Girl Guiding in the USA, believing that all girls should have the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. The first Girl Scout club in the United States was a group of 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia.

In the 1926 International Girls Scouts Conference, delegates expressed the need for an international day to think about scouting and their sisters throughout the world. The World Thinking Day 2022 Theme is “Our World, Our Equal Future: The environment and gender equality.

Disclaimer: The information on this website is accurate to the best of my knowledge at the time of writing. I make no guarantee as to its accuracy. Its purpose is to inform, educate, amuse, and raise awareness about causes and opportunities around the globe. I also encourage civil debate in the comments.

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