World Thinking Day 2024: History, Theme, Impact, and Celebration

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World Thinking Day 2024

A day endowed to the young women of the world, that talks about the issues affecting them is officially celebrated as World Thinking Day, every year on 22 February. It is not a celebration that finds its roots in recent terms, since it has been almost a hundred years since it was first celebrated! It is a day of international friendship, bringing the aspects of sisterhood, friendship, and women’s empowerment together, as Girl Scouts all around the world support and celebrate each other. A platform organised by the World Association of Girl Guides, and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), this day exhibits the emphasising components of a distinct theme that changes every year. Let’s share a better glimpse of World Thinking Day 2024 through this blog. Continue reading! 

History of World Thinking Day

It all began in 1926. That year, the Guide and Girl Scout organisations representing delegates belonging to a range of countries from all over the world met together at the 4th World Conference in the USA. Among other decisions, they concluded having a special day for the Girl Scouts and Girl Guides to think of each other and to share their respective appreciation for each other, including their international movement. The reason why the particular day of 22 February was decided was that it was the birthday of the founder of the Girl Scout and Guide movements. 

The fundraising aspect of the day came to the forefront 6 years later when in 1932 at the 7th World Conference it was suggested that similar to the connection between a birthday and a gift, this day should too involve the aspect of sharing a token of appreciation by donating to the international movement. The day has gone through many themes and celebrations throughout the years. 

Source: Girlguiding SWE

To get a broader understanding of the timeline we urge you to read the next section. 

The Broader Timeline

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A timeline of World Thinking Day
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World Thinking Day 2023 Theme

Every year, World Thinking Day is celebrated with a specific theme. On this day, the whole community of Girl Scouts and Guides in the world work collectively to help people around them. The theme for World Thinking Day 2024 theme is “Our World, Our Thriving Future: The Environment and Global Poverty.”

the theme focuses on achieving a sustainable environment. It advocates against gender inequality, and poverty and encourages people to build a peaceful world free of conflicts.

After conducting research and surveys, where the organisation asked Girl Guides and Girl Scouts what issues they were concerned about and what changes they wanted to see in the world, it was clear that the number one issue they are all faced with is the environment and global poverty. Taking the same into consideration, the World Thinking Day theme, ‘Our World, Our Thriving Future’, for 2024, was decided.

Girl Scout and Girl Guide

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Impact of World Thinking Day

The impact has reached young women in more than 150 countries. 

The infographics below exhibit some of the major impacts of the day. 

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World Thinking Day Activities

The following points are to be noted on how World Thinking Day can be celebrated. 

  1. Learn about the history and impact of the international movement of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides. 
  2. Get to know about the network of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting and connect with their worldwide sisterhood. 
  3. Make art about the World Thinking Day story.
  4. Speak out about the issues that young women face the most and take action. 
  5. Note down a message or goal for your future.
  6. Fundraise World Thinking Day projects all around the world. 
  7. Make the Girl Scout Tress promise.

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Q1. Why is World Thinking Day celebrated?

Ans. World Thinking Day is a day for the celebration of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts all around the world. 

Q2. What is the World Thinking Day 2022-24 theme? 

Ans. The World Thinking Day 2022-24 theme is ‘Our World, Our Future’. 

Q3. What is the motto of a Girl Scout? 

Ans. The motto of a Girl Scout is to always be ready to help out whenever the need arises. 

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