World Thinking Day
World Thinking Day falls on 22nd February and is a special day in the guiding calendar when members think of their guiding sisters all over the world. This day was chosen as it was the birthday of Scouting and Guiding founder Lord Robert Baden-Powell and of Lady Olave Baden-Powell, his wife and World Chief Guide.
Units celebrate with special services, parties and international-themed events. Girls from Hartlepool, Norton and Eaglescliffe took part in Thinking Day on the air. Thanks to Hartlepool Amateur Radio Club, girls were able to link up with others around the world including those in France, Spain, the Netherlands, Canada and the USA. They also learned morse code, the phonetic alphabet and tried out crafts from around the world.
1st Loftus Rainbows and Brownies were challenged to think about how the world could be a more equal place.