World Thinking Day in Birmingham
On Monday Girl Guides from all over the world celebrated World Thinking Day (which is equivalent to Founders’ Day for the Scouts). World Thinking Day is held on the 22nd February (Baden Powell’s birthday) every year and is an opportunity for Girl Guides of all ages and in all countries to think about their guiding ‘sisters’ and ‘brothers’ in other countries, to appreciate the meaning of guiding and to renew their promise. Each year WAGGGS (World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts) choose a theme to think about and this year’s theme was ‘Connect’.
World Thinking Day was celebrated in a whole host of different ways across Birmingham. On Sunday we joined the Scouts at the Council House in the city centre for the annual flag raising ceremony. A number of Brownie units also joined the Cubs for a traditions event where they enjoyed a day of traditional guiding and scouting activities. Girls also had the chance to wear their uniforms or promise badges to school (or work for the leaders!). 224th Birmingham Brownies had their Brownie evening on Monday and spent the night looking a Brownie uniforms from around the world, renewing their promise and each lighting a candle to make a trefoil.
Have you done anything special with your unit for World Thinking Day? Have you got any other events your unit is celebrating? Please do let us know and submit your stories to our website!