World Thinking Day


On 22 February each year, Guides and Girl Scouts across the world think of each other and of their commitment to international friendship and understanding. This is World Thinking Day.

This year’s theme is #LetsGrow. It’s chance for us to invite more girls and young women into our incredible worldwide movement.

A message from our Chief Guide and International Commissioner

We’re so excited to share this day with over half a million girls and volunteers across the UK, thousands of you in our branches and overseas groups, and our 10 million guiding sisters across the world. Both of us have a passion for the international opportunities open to members of our amazing organisation, and we’re committed to growing this and unlocking them for even more girls in future.

Whatever you’re doing to celebrate, have a great World Thinking Day. Look out for announcements about our big 2018 plans on email and social media later in the year.

Making memories 

We’ve loved looking back at the special moments that we – and girls from all over the UK - have experienced in some of the 146 countries where Guiding and Scouting exists.

Valerie Le Vaillant, Chief Guide, and Charlotte Makanga, International Commissioner

Ways to get involved

Here’s how you can make the most out of World Thinking Day in your unit.

  • Download the WAGGGS activity pack - bursting with ideas for how you can explore the idea of growth in your meetings – through treasure-hunting, dancing and film-making.
  • Learn the history - did you know World Thinking Day began over 90 years ago? Find out the rich history of this important date in the guiding calendar.
  • Get fundraising - from providing training to advocates on girls' rights, to supporting educational programmes on health and well-being, the WAGGGS World Thinking Day fund enables girls and young women across the world to reach their fullest potential. Find out more. 

Global celebrations

Wherever you are in the world, share your World Thinking Day photos and messages with us, and take part in a wave of celebrations across the world. Don’t forget to include #WTDwave and #WTD2017!