WORLD THINKING DAY
Girlguiding members from Boughton Vale Division came together to celebrate World Thinking Day, the annual celebration of the birthday of the first Chief Guide Lady Olave Baden-Powell (born in 1889).
On this day, Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and members of the Senior Section speak out about issues affecting them and their local community, fundraise for causes they care about and learn about other countries.
More than 180 Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Senior Section and Leaders from Coxheath, East Farleigh, Loose, Shepway, Headcorn and Boughton Monchelsea joined together to take part in a day of activities based around the five World Guide Centres.
Working in small groups, the girls decorated wild animal masks from Africa, made the alps from sweets and cocktail sticks in Switzerland, learnt a Mexican dance, completed an A-Z of activities from London and made saris from plastic bags and sequins in India.
The theme for this year’s World Thinking Day is leadership, inspired by the girls who kickstarted the Girl Guides when they took action 110 years ago. Frustrated by the lack of a girl-only organisation, a group of girls visited a Boy Scout Rally at Crystal Palace in London and asked Lord Baden-Powell, the husband of Lady Olave Baden-Powell, to create a girl-led space for them.
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