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World Thinking Day
22 February

image; guide logoWorld Thinking Day is celebrated on 22 February each year by Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from around the world.

Why was 22 February chosen?

The 22 February was chosen as it was the joint birthday of Scouting founder Robert Baden-Powell and of Olave Baden-Powell, his wife and World Chief Guide.

Lord Robert Baden-Powell was born on 22 February 1857.

Lady Olave Baden-Powell was also born on 22 February 1889.

World Thinking Day and Founders' Day Service

In the United Kingdom, a joint service is held by Girlguiding UK and the Scout Association in Westminster Abbey, London. During the service, wreaths are laid on the Baden-Powell memorial stone in the Nave.


Also on this day .....

22 February 1732: George Washington was born

George Washington is considered to be the first President of the United States. When he was born, America belonged to Britain. People in America didn't want to belong to another country so they fought a war to become a separate country. This war known as thw American Revolution or American War of Independence was fought from 1775 – 1783.

George Washington was an American general in the war. America won the war and picked a new name for itself: The United States of America. George Washington was elected to be its first President on 30 April 30 1789.


Why did the British become empire builders in North America?

Fair Trade Fortnight

A good oportunity to encourage students to think about where their food comes from and how they can help people in poorer countries.

Also on this day ....

22 February 1371: King Robert II of Scotland succeeded to the throne

22 February 1997: A sheep named Dolly was cloned by scientists in Edinburgh.

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