Friday, February 19, 2010

What is World Thinking Day?

Not just any other Monday, February 22 is World Thinking Day for Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the world. It's one day where Girl Scouts in the US devote their time to participate in activities, games and projects with global themes to honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries. Many troops use it as an opportunity to study about other countries and cultures. On the nearest weekend to World Thinking Day, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from across the world come together on Scout Link to chat with each other and celebrate their Founders.

World Thinking Day always has a theme, and this year's theme is "together we can end extreme poverty and hunger" - the aim is to raise awareness among everyone about world poverty, hunger and to improve the lives of the poorest people in the world. Nearly 30,000 children die every day from poverty and neglect, and two billion people live without adequate food and basic needs. More than three million people will die of HIV and AIDS this year - many of them live in poverty.

Do you you have stories about yourself or someone you know honoring World Think Day? If so, please share! For pictures and stories from last year's World Thinking Day, go here.