Observed by 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from 150 countries, World Thinking Day is a wonderful Girl Scout tradition that celebrates what it means to be a peacebuilder, an important component of our global movement. We invite girls of all ages to World Thinking Day 2021, a week-long celebration of global girl power this Feb. 16 to 21!
From peacebuilder panels to virtual world travel, GCNWI has a week full of exciting programs for all girls looking to expand their horizons! Pick and choose or join us for the whole week of fun and earn your World Thinking Day Award!
The Whole Week of Fun!
Attend all of the World Thinking Day events in February by registering for the whole week of programming! Includes access to the Meet a Peacebuilder program on Feb. 16, the World Thinking Day award programs and presentations by the Global Girl Scouting Group on Feb. 20, the family trivia game on Feb. 20, and the Country Open House on Feb. 21.
Meet a Peacebuilder Panel
Join us on Feb. 16 as we kick off World Thinking Day week with conversations with a few active peacebuilders, including Jennifer from The Peace School and returning Peace Corps volunteers. Hear their stories and get the chance to ask them questions about their careers in activism! Participating in this program will help girls of all ages to complete step 4 of the World Thinking Day Award.
The Main Event
During the World Thinking Day Main Even on Feb. 20, girls will work on some of their World Thinking Day award requirements and hear from our Global Girl Scouting group about different countries!
Go Head-to-Head at Family Trivia Night
Test your Girl Scout and World Thinking Day knowledge at this family trivia game night on Feb. 20! Grab your buzzer and your family with the most Girl Scout know-how because we’ll be quizzing you on the history of Girl Scouts, GS traditions, World Thinking Day, the World Centres, and WAGGGS (the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts). Do you have what it takes?
Travel the World at the Country Open House
Let’s travel the world – virtually! Learn about various countries around the world from your fellow Girl Scouts at the Country Open House on Feb. 21. All audience members will receive a recipe book with recipes from the countries presented!
Additionally, GSGCNWI is looking for 18 individual Girl Scouts or troops that are interested in researching a World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) country to present to other Girl Scouts. You’ll research, put together a virtual and/or table display, and present it to a Girl Scout audience! This event is free!
World Thinking Day: Home Edition
Celebrate World Thinking Day at home and learn about a WAGGGS (World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts) country by ordering the World Thinking Day Cultural Celebrations Box! There will be five country boxes – and the country you get will be a mystery until the box arrives at your home! In each box, you’ll get a snack item, fun patch, recipe, language cards, a craft, and more!
Explore the World through Literature!
Volunteers: take a literary trip around the world with us! Join us on Monday, Feb. 1 at 6:30 p.m. for a riveting discussion about books from around the world!! Register here!
Snag Your World Thinking Day Award
Girls who earn the World Thinking Day 2021 Award by attending these events can show off their commitment to peacebuilding with the official award! Celebrate World Thinking Day every day and buy your award today!
2021 World Thinking Day award activities: