Various girls in the Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and other volunteers all involved in the guiding movement showed their pride this recent World Thinking Day by wearing their guiding uniforms to school.
World Thinking Day, an annual celebration that’s been taking place on February 22 since 1926, is an important day in the calendar of anyone involved in the worlds of guiding and scouting. The date was chosen for also being the birthday of both of the movement’s founding figures, Robert Baden-Powell and his wife Olave.
The day teaches guides and scouts to reflect on the world around them and the issues of the day, with the theme for this year’s commemoration was the environment and gender equality.
Sarah Mulligan, who works at Charlotte House Prep School and is also a local Brownie leader, explained: “The girls came to school in their uniform for Thinking Day. As a leader I also wore my uniform and spoke to the whole school in assembly about why we were wearing it. Girls who were members of the Scouting movement also wore their uniforms.”
Rickmansworth-based guides are also putting out a call for more volunteers to help them run more groups, with longer waiting lists making it difficult for girls to get places in existing ones.
Janet Eavis, Division Commissioner for South West Hertfordshire said: “If you have fond memories of guiding or are completely new to guiding – we would love you to get involved.”
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