World Thinking Day is celebrated every year on February 22 as a chance for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts across the world to think about each other, the world-wide movement they’re part of, and other important issues people are facing.
This year, the theme for World Thinking Day was Our World, Our Equal Future. The theme presented a chance to learn about how girls and young women are affected by environmental issues and how Girl Guides and Girl Scouts can speak out and take action for a better world.
Girlguiding South-West England built on the success of last year’s virtual World Thinking Day event with over 3000 members, including many from the Island signing up to ‘Eating Your Way Around the World.’
Members from across the SW England region experienced an international trip from the comfort of their own home or met up to enjoy new foods together.
This event was open to all sections with lots of activities on offer to keep people entertained, including a promise renewal and camp-fire.
Members could travel around the globe, checking in with the five girl-guiding regions (Africa, Arab, Asia Pacific, Europe and Western Hemisphere) and took part in various activities incorporating the ‘Eating Your Way Around the World’ theme.
Island Commissioner, Linda Stone, said: “All the girls really enjoyed the event. There were ready-made activities and with girls coming together across the region it made them feel part of the bigger community of girlguiding.”
Girlguiding is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK, and they welcome volunteers of all backgrounds, ages, cultures, faiths and abilities. For more information about volunteering with Girlguiding go to girlguiding.org.uk/joinus.