Today is a special day of friendship, togetherness, and reflection.
A day where more than 10 million members globally in more than 150 countries think about actions that can be taken to change the world.
In the year that the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) is co-nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize with the World Association of the Scouting Movement (WOSM), World Thinking Day is focusing on peacebuilding, where the story of those who are building peace within their communities will be celebrated and amplified.
As you reflect on our amazing Association, and more than one hundred years of impact, think about the important role we play in empowering future women and the place that we provide each and any girl to grow.
The world has changed considerably in the 95 years since World Thinking Day was first celebrated. The need to support girls and young women with access to a girl only space to develop leadership skills and grow into confident adults has not.
This World Thinking Day, reflect on what it means to stand strong, stand up, and stand together for peacebuilding.
I am so very proud to be a part of an organization that stood strong, stood up, and stood together in the face of uncertainty and isolation foisted upon our communities by the COVID-19 pandemic to continue to deliver the Australian Guiding Program to the benefit of our communities.
On reflection this World Thinking Day, I have realized that we all contribute to peacebuilding through the amazing beneficiaries of the opportunities that Guiding delivers—generations of Girl Guides.
Yours in Guiding,
Girl Guides NSW, ACT & NT