Thursday, February 22, 2018

World Thinking Day: A Nod to Decades of International Sisterhood

from GSUSA

Every year, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the world celebrate February 22 as a day of international friendship called World Thinking Day. But what is World Thinking Day? And how did it get started?

It all dates back to 1926 at the fourth World Conference of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts at our very own Camp Edith Macy (now Edith Macy Conference Center) in New York. The delegates at the conference decided that there should be a special day every year when Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world think of one another and celebrate our global sisterhood. They decided to call it Thinking Day and chose February 22 to celebrate it.

Six years later in 1932, at the seventh World Conference, a Belgian Girl Guide suggested that girls show their appreciation of Girl Scouting by offering gifts to our international Movement through fundraising or making a donation in support of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts continue to honor this tradition every year by making contributions to the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund, which supports international travel for girls and fosters friendships between Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 146 countries.

In 1999, at the 30th World Conference in Dublin, Ireland, delegates from around the world decided to emphasize the international aspect of the day and the global nature of our Movement, so they changed the name to World Thinking Day.

Since 2005, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts has chosen a theme for each World Thinking Day, usually related to a global issue facing girls, such as health or education. This year, the theme is “Impact.” Imagine the impact of 10 million Girl Scouts and Girl Guides thinking and acting on the same issue!

To earn your World Thinking Day award, try some of the activities listed on our website, and let us know: what are you doing to celebrate World Thinking Day? And how is being part of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides making an impact on you? Don’t forget to tag your thoughts on social with #WorldThinkingDay and #WTD2018!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

World Thinking Day

World Thinking Day

As a Girl Scout, you are part of a special group of girls that stretches across the world.

On February 22 of each year, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from 146 countries celebrate World Thinking Day. (That’s one big celebration!)

World Thinking Day is a way to celebrate with girls all over the world by doing the same activities. The 2018 World Thinking Day theme is “Impact.” Making an impact means having a strong effect on something or someone.

This World Thinking Day, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides will think about what it means to make an impact on the world—and celebrate being part of the global sisterhood that is Girl Scouts + Girl Guides.

Please click on the image above to learn more about what YOU can do on World Thinking Day!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Want to become CEO of Girl Scouts for a Day?!

Ever wondered what it is like to be a CEO for a day? Well now is YOUR chance to find out!!!

Our CEO, Jody Skenderian, has put a call out on Twitter for the top cookie seller of the season!

The winner will be announced at the end of the Girl Scout Cookie Season. Cookie season ends March 11. Good Luck! 

BLING Your Booth Plus Other Contests!


Show us how you decorate your cookie booth by tagging us (@GirlScoutsCCC) in a photo on social media and using hashtag #GSCCCBoothBling for a chance to win a pair of Green Converse for your Girl Scout and a pizza party with some bling for your troop! Photos shared with us before February 25, will be entered for the chance to win. The winner will be announced February 26. Get crafty (like Troop 50319 above!) and show us how cookie entrepreneurs sell with style!

Also, we're getting ready for National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend  - February 23-25. National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend is an opportunity for you to band together with all Girl Scouts during this high visibility weekend to STAND UP- STAND OUT and promote your cookie business. 

Have a great Girl Scout Cookie story to share? We'd love to hear from you!  Submit it today for a chance to see your story featured in Girl Scouts national Powered by Cookies gallery, on the Girl Scout Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more-so cool!  Email your story to GSCCC as well and we'll share these mission moments locally: