February 22 is Thinking Day for all member countries in the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). It commemorates the birthdays of both Lord and Lady Baden-Powell, the founders of Scouting and Guiding, who were born on the same day (though different years).
The World Thinking Day theme for 2009 is girls worldwide say “stop the spread of AIDS, malaria and other diseases”
This theme is part of WAGGGS’ new Global Action Theme. At the 33rd WAGGGS World Conference in 2008, WAGGGS announced its new Global Action Theme:
girls worldwide say “together we can change our world”
which focuses on the Millennium Development Goals.
The theme encourages girls, young women and members of all ages to make a personal commitment to change the world around them.
I am sending Thinking Day wishes to all my Guiding sisters 'round the world.