World Thinking Day 2018

Thursday, as many of you will know, was World Thinking Day (WTD).  The 22nd February was the birthday of both Lord and Lady Baden-Powell, and it’s a day that represents many things to many people. I won’t try to cover them all – for some alternative views, see here, here, and here. My units meet on Wednesdays and Fridays, nicely bracketing the day this year. … Continue reading World Thinking Day 2018

Brownies Around the World

The Big Brownie Birthday year was a good year to have Bristol’s first ever County Brownie Camp.  Everyone was enthusiastic and lots of people took part. I (fortunately!) was not in charge of organising the camp.  Judging by the stress levels and facebook posts of the people who were, it was a mammoth task – one which they deserve great thanks for. To accommodate all … Continue reading Brownies Around the World

New to Guiding: What is World Thinking Day?

For those who didn’t grow up in the Guiding family, the annual fuss in February can seem a little… odd.  Just what is this “Thinking Day”?  What are we supposed to be thinking about?  And why February? What is World Thinking Day? “World Thinking Day is a day of friendship, advocacy and fundraising for 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world.” reading New to Guiding: What is World Thinking Day?