Recently Girl Scouts of Western New York had the opportunity to once again participate in World Thinking Day, an international event coordinated by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGS). Every February 22, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from 146 countries celebrate by doing the same activities around the same theme.
This year, “Impact” was the selected theme, and girls were encouraged to show and share how they help impact their communities all around the world. #ThisisImpact showcased the girls’ efforts across social media platforms.
It’s been almost 100 years since WAGGS first began celebrating World Thinking Day, and it still represents a day of international friendship. While all girls enjoy the same activities to connect them from country to country, the day also shines a light on issues affecting young women. It’s a tradition that began in 1926 and isn’t going away any time soon.
In Western New York, we celebrated a few days early. Girls from around the council gathered at Camp Windy Meadows to spend the day doing Impact activities together.