World Thinking Day 2019: Significance, Themes and Background

World Thinking Day 2019: Significance, Themes and Background: World Thinking Day is celebrated every year on 22 February by all Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. The day was formerly known as Thinking Day. This day is celebrated all around the world by the Scout and Guide organizations and some boy-oriented associations. This is a day when they basically think of their “sisters” (and “brothers”) in all the nations of the world as well as the significance of Guiding, and its worldwide influence. This year World Thinking Day is going to be celebrate on Thursday, 22 February 2019.

World Thinking Day 2019

In the recent time, World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts has nominated a significant global subject as the theme for each year’s World Thinking Day, and designated a focus country from every one of their five world provinces.

Girl Guides and Girl Scouts use these as a prospect to learn and appreciate further nations and values, and correspondingly raise awareness and understanding on global worries. On this day donations are collected for the Thinking Day Fund which funds developments programme to help Girl Guides and Scouts all around the world.

World Thinking Day Background

Initially the day was called the Thinking Day when it was first celebrated in the year 1926. It was for the duration of the 4th conference of Girl Guides in USA that the notion of having a day for appreciating girl guides and scouts all over the world was pitched. After having a good discussion, 22nd February was mutually selected as the World Thinking Day.

The day 22 February was chosen as World Thinking Day as it was the birth date of founder of Scouting and Guiding, Lord Robert Baden-Powell and of Lady Olave Baden-Powell, his wife and World Chief Guide. Further Scouts rejoice the day as B.-P. Day or Founders’ Day.

In terms of the local level sometimes the event is held to the earlier weekend or an additional suitable date.

World Thinking Day: Themes

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts select a theme for every single World Thinking Day and put forward correlated undertakings. The themes of World Thinking Day includes:

2005: “Think about food”

2006: “Think about, talk about and do something about adolescent health issues”

2007: “Discover your potential by taking the lead, growing friendships, and speaking out”

2008: “Think about water”

2009: UN Millennium Development Goal 6: “Stop the spread of AIDS, malaria and other diseases”

2010: UN Millennium Development Goal 1: Girls globally say “Together we can end extreme poverty and hunger”

2011: UN Millennium Development Goal 3: Girls worldwide say “Empowering girls will change our world”

2012: “Environment”: UN Millennium Development Goal 7: Girls worldwide say “We can save our planet”

2013: UN Millennium Development Goal 4: “Reduce child mortality” and UN Millennium Development Goal 5:”Improve maternal health”

2014: UN Millennium Development Goal 2: “Providing universal access to primary education”

2015: UN Millennium Development Goal 8: “Developing partnerships for global development”

2016: “Connect”

2017: “Grow”

2018: “Impact”

2019: “Leadership”