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World Thinking Day

Well done to all our members who marked World Thinking Day (22 February) by taking part in ceremonies with their Units and who wore their IGG uniforms to school to mark A-wear-ness Day.

This year’s World Thinking Day theme was ‘impact’ and our 12,000 members joined 10 million Girl Guides in 150 countries across the globe in celebrating the impact of Guiding on themselves and their communities.

Involvement in Guiding has a positive impact on girls, helping them grow in confidence, independence and maturity as they develop essential life-skills. We want to see even more girls have a space in which to grow and develop to their full potential and have an impact on their local communities and, as they grow older, the wider world.

World Thinking Day is a day when Girl Guides across the globe give thanks for the international friendships they enjoy through the Guiding movement and raise money to deliver life-changing opportunities for girls in developing countries.

IGG Chief Commissioner Helen Concannon said: “Everything we do in Girl Guiding has an impact on our lives and the lives of the people around us. My own life has been hugely impacted upon since joining as a Brownie over 30 years ago.

“By taking part in relevant, exciting and fun activities, our members experience positive change within themselves. As they develop different skills such as communication, collaboration, creativity, commitment and citizenship, they get motivated to make a positive change in the community and wider world. Hence, Girl Guiding impacts individually and collectively.”

Funds raised this World Thinking Day will help raise money for new Guiding projects, for the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts’ Stop the Violence campaign and for grants for girls and young women to attend leadership development projects.