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We may be apart, but World Thinking Day brings us together.

Every year on 22 February, as part of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), Girlguiding members join 10 million Guides and Girl Scouts around the world to celebrate World Thinking Day.

Although units can’t be together in person to mark this year’s World Thinking Day, we can still stand together, sharing in activities and events and joining with Guides and Girl Scouts across the globe.

This year’s theme is Stand Strong, Stand up and Stand Together for peacebuilding. On World Thinking Day, and in the days before, members across the countries and regions will be marking the day with different activities.

Girlguiding has compiled information on all that’s happening in every country and region so it’s easy for you to find out what’s going on and get involved.  Don’t forget to share what you’re doing on social media using the hashtag #WTD2021

Here is how our region South West England is celebrating:

For WTD@Home, girls and volunteers can experience an international trip from their own home during a virtual sleepover from 20-21 February.

This event, for all sections, will check in with the five WAGGGS World Centres. Activities will include cooking local food, playing traditional games, building models of famous landmarks and quizzes.

The weekend will start at 10am on Saturday 20 February. Activities will run until 8pm when the day will be rounded off with an international campfire and stories. Sunday starts with a renewal of the promise at sunrise and concludes at 11am with a closing ceremony.

Leaders can register their units or members can join in individually.