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What is World Thinking Day?


World Thinking Day (WTD) is (always) February 22nd.

“…Think of the girls around the world who are your sister Girl Scouts and Girl Guides.
Truly, ours is a circle of friendships, united by our ideals.”
--Juliette Gordon Low
On (or near) WTD, every Girl Scout should think about her sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world. Some troops use this as an opportunity to learn about the World Association pin (WAGGGS) and present it to any girls who do not have it. Some schools, service units, or councils have "world fairs" where different countries where in the World Association are represented.

February 22nd is the birthday of Lord Robert Baden-Powell and his wife Lady Olave Baden-Powell.
Meaning of World Association Pin (WAGGGS)
WAGGGS stands for World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

The yellow trefoil on the blue background represents the sun shining over all of us, all over the world from a blue sky.  We all share the same sun regardless of which part of the world we are in.

The three trefoil leaves represent the three parts of the Promise.  Although each country in WAGGGS has its own version of the Promise, they all include the same three basic parts as laid down by our Founder, Lord Baden-Powell.

The two stars represent the Promise and Law.  Every Girl Guide and Girl Scout in every WAGGGS country has a Promise and Law they do their best to try to keep.

The needle represents a compass needle showing us the way.

The flame or 'feu' towards the bottom of the trefoil represents the flame of the love of humanity.

The outer circle represents our world-wide Association. (it is said that the circle isn't quite a complete circle to represent that we are always ready to welcome new members, however, this has not been confirmed officially).

Anyone who has made their Girl Guide or Girl Scout Promise can wear the World Association (Trefoil) Pin/Badge.

Thank you to Liz Watts from Tres Condados Girl Scout Council, California Ex Guider and Adviser, England for the meanings.



WAGGGS is divided into 5 regions

They are the Western Hemisphere, Europe, Arab, Africa, and Asia Pacific Regions









 Check out these websites to get ideas from


Icon File Name Comment  
around the world-Thinking day.pdf There is eight countries with flag and some infomration for brownie level girls  
swap post cards.pdf These swaps were put on a safety pin with pony beads. The girls made all four of them  
WAGGGS Flag coloring page.doc  
WAGGGS Pin coloring page.doc