The World Organization of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) observes World Thinking Day every year on 22 February. The day aims to raise money for the 10 million Girl Scouts and Guides who are active in over 150 countries as well as celebrating sisterhood, solidarity and women’s empowerment. On World Consciousness Day, Girl Scouts are also encouraged to build lasting bonds with each other that prioritize loyalty and respect.
The Theme of the day in 2023 is ‘Our World, Our Peaceful Future’.
The need for a World Thinking Day was raised in 1926 at the 4th Girl Scout International Conference. In the conference, it was agreed to dedicate 22 February as Chintan Diwas. Lord Baden-Powell, who founded the Boy Scouts of America, and his wife Lady Olave Baden-Powell, who served as the organization’s first Global Chief Guide, were both born on 22 February.