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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Today is World Thinking Day!


Today, February 22, is World Thinking Day!  It is celebrated annually by Scout and Guide organizations and boy-oriented associations globally.  This is the time when they think of each other and thank and appreciate them for the friendship across countries through the movement.

At present, World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts choose an important international issue as the theme for each year's World Thinking Day, and select a focus country from each of their five world regions. Girl Guides and Girl Scouts take this as an opportunity to study, immerse at and value other nations and cultures, and equally increase awareness and sensitivity on global issues and concerns.

According to www.worldthinkingday.org, the theme for this year's World Thinking Day is Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 7: “we can save our planet” and the goal is to raise awareness of the environment and the impacts of people's lifestyles and choices have on it, so through their Movement, they can speak out and take action to save ther planet. Environmental sustainability is the seventh of eight areas of focus made by 189 world leaders at the United Nations Millennium Summit in 2000. It is part of the WAGGGS Global Action Theme; which encourages girls and young women to make a personal commitment to change the world around them by linking to an important agenda: the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals.

Donations are collected for the Thinking Day Fund which supports projects to help Girl Guides and Scouts around the world.  World Thinking Day is celebrated every February 22 as it coincide with the birthday of Scouting and Guiding founder Robert Baden-Powell and of Olave Baden-Powell, his wife and World Chief Guide.

For more information, you may visit www.worldthinkingday.org.

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