Every year on February 22, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides across 150 countries come together to celebrate World Thinking Day. What began in 1926 at Camp Edith Macy as a day to recognize and honor worldwide sisterhood continues as a Girl Scout tradition to raise awareness of issues that impact girls and young women across the globe.
During World Thinking Day, girls have the opportunity to connect with girls all over the world by doing the same activities around a shared theme. The 2020 World Thinking Day theme is “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.” This year’s theme highlights the diversity, equity, and inclusion reflected in the Girl Scout and Girl Guide movement, and calls attention to the ways that girls can work to make their communities more diverse, equitable, and inclusive.
World Thinking Day is for everyone—Daisies and Ambassadors alike can reflect on what these concepts mean to them and take action to create change and make a lasting impact. To earn the World Thinking Day Award, girls should complete the five steps as outlined in the activity guides. In the first three steps, girls explore diversity, equity, and inclusion and connect to their Girl Scout sisters; then, in the final steps, girls will plan and carry out a Take Action project.
Find the World Thinking Day award Activity Guides and resources for Take Action projects on Girl Scouts of the USA’s World Thinking Day page. Check out the four-part series on In the Loop for tips on leading these World Thinking Day activities.