Girl Scout World Thinking Day
The Girl Scouts are very dear to me.  I spent 8 years as girl scout myself. Then I had 2 girls of my own.  Then I spent 16 years as a leader.  From the time they were in second grade Mom had to be a leader.  Sometimes I had 2 troops at one time.  My oldest daughter, Judi, "flew up" to junior scouts leaving my younger girl, Jean, in Brownies.  After much begging from both girls, I kept the Brownie troop and "flew up" with Judi also.  This continued until Jean "flew up"  But then it was time for Judi to move to Cadettes.  Guess what - Mom had to have 2 troops again.  Now it was Juniors and Cadettes.  Then Jean moved into the Cadette and soon Judi was moving into Seniors.  I then had Cadette and Senior Troops.  For the last 2 years of scouting I finally had one troop  - Seniors.  Then my girls graduated from high school and our scouting days were over.
World Thinking Day was first created in 1926 at the fourth Girl Guide/Girl Scout International Conference, held at Girl Scouts of the USA's Camp Edith Macy (now called Edith Macy Conference Center). Conference attendees 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 Scouts. The delegates chose February 22 as the date for Thinking Day because it was the mutual birthday of Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scout movement, and his wife Olave, who served as World Chief Guide. 

In 1932, at the seventh World Conference, held in Poland, a Belgian delegate suggested that since birthdays usually involve presents, girls could show their appreciation and friendship on Thinking Day not only by extending warm wishes but by offering a voluntary contribution to the World Association. This is how the World Association's Thinking Day Fund began. The fund helps offer Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting to more girls and young women worldwide. Girl Scouts of the USA, through its Juliette Low World Friendship Fund, gives to the Thinking Day Fund. 

To emphasize the global aspect of Thinking Day, members at the 30th World Conference, held in Ireland in 1999, changed the name Thinking Day to World Thinking Day.

Activity Ideas 

World Thinking Day Language Challenge
Girls can hold a competition, asking participants to write down "World Thinking Day" in as many languages as they can. The person with the most correct translations wins a prize! 

World Thinking Day Garden
Girls can ask their local park, school, places of worship, or community center if they can maintain a portion of the land and name it a World Thinking Day Garden. You can plant flowers and plants that remind you of your sisters in Girl Scouting/Girl Guiding, such as the "forget-me-not" or plants that can be found in another Girl Guiding country 

Festivals or Fairs
It has become a tradition for many troops and councils to hold festivals or fairs on World Thinking Day, wherein one WAGGGS member organization or several might be highlighted, and crafts or food typical of that country sold. These events give girls the opportunity to learn about other cultures and think of how girls live in other countries, while also having fun. This is a great chance to show girls how to give back to the world by giving to the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund.

Girl Scouts of the USA 
Juliette Low World Friendship Fund 
P.O. Box 19611A 
Newark, NJ 07195-0611