Sunday, 22 February 2009

Happy Thinking Day

Today Girl Guides, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts all over the world will be thinking of each other. Just imagine that, 38million people from 216 countries, all thinking about someone other than themselves. In the richer nations like the UK we collect Thinking Day pennies to help fund Guiding and Scouting in nations that are less well off. Guides and Scouts in many African countries act as health ambassadors trying to educate local people about AIDS prevention. Even in countries like the UK Guiding and Scouting encourage young people to think beyond themselves and to recognize that however hard life might seem for them, someone, somewhere in the world has a far worse lot.
So if you were ever a Brownie, Guide, Cub, or Scout or even more magically a leader, Happy Thinking Day, and enjoy this PR video I found on YouTube, 30 years old, but explains beautifully why I give up my time to be a Guider.


  1. I'd forgotten that it was Thinking Day! Even though I am no longer a brownie, or a guider I try to remember this day. I expect that if I had gone to Church this morning I would have seen some brownies/guides/scouts/etc lining the pews.

  2. My son is a Cub Scout over here in the US. They didn't talk about Thinking Day in his pack, but it WAS Scout Sunday and the local churches had the Scout leaders and boys talk during the services.