On February 22 both Olave Baden-Powell and her husband Robert were born. Since 1926 Guides throughout the world celebrate this day as a sign of their worldwide solidarity. Guides donate a penny for each year of their own age towards a project of WAGGGS. Thus WAGGGS is able to support associations which have less financial means, in, for example, the training of leaders, in social projects, or international exchanges. In addition, on Thinking Day greetings are sent to Guides everywhere in the world.
PSG Project for Thinking Day
A party for Thinking Day
- Foreign Guides who reside nearby are invited.
- Thinking Day pennies are collected and it is explained that the money will be donated to help Guides in poorer nations.
- Foreign foods are prepared and eaten together.
Collecting Thinking Day Money
- Hold a sale in the pedestrian zone of arts and crafts produced by Rwandian Guides
- Hold a concert for Thinking Day
- Sell cookies after the Sunday mass
- Participate in a flea market by setting up a bazaar
- The “Rent-a-Guide” project: Publicise through the local press that during a particular time period (1 day, 1 weekend …) the Guides will take on tasks such as shovelling snow, shopping, house painting, or cleaning a stairway. These services and appropriate payment can be arranged by telephone.
Direct communication with Guides in other countries
- Send Thinking Day post cards to other groups in other nations
- Visit the WAGGGS Website and write a message on the visitors’ page
- Find a partner group through a post box and send them a Thinking Day card.