Friday, February 19, 2010

World Thinking Day

Each year on February 22nd, Girl Scouts participate in activities and projects to honor our sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world. World Thinking Day was created in 1926 at the 4th Girl Guide/Girl Scout International Conference held at the Camp Edith Macy (now called the Edith Macy Conference Center). On that day, it was decided that there should be a special day when Girl Scouts and Girl Guides all around the world think of each other and give thanks and appreciation to their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

Today, 30,000 children die every day from poverty and neglect, and two billion people live without adequate food and basic needs. The theme for World Thinking Day 2010 is “girls worldwide say that together we can end extreme poverty and hunger”. This theme is taken from the first Millennium Development Goal and is part of out WAGGGS Global Action Theme. The aim of this theme is to raise awareness among everyone about the situation and improve the lives of the poorest people in the world.

Below is a link that can help you plan activities around this theme and can offer you resources for ending hunger and poverty.

Whatever your level, you can make a difference and take the lead – discover, connect and take action against extreme poverty and hunger!!!

Website: http://www.worldthinkingday.org/en/home

Mary Connell
mconnell@gscsnj.org

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