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Lord Robert BADEN POWELL was born in England on February 22, 1857. When he was 19 years old, he joined the army and went to South Africa and India. To teach the other men about the countryside around them, Lord BADEN POWELL made up games. He put the games in a book called SCOUTing for boys. Back in England, Lord BADEN POWELL discovered that many people were playing the games that he had written for his men!
In 1909, he held a rally at the Crystal Palace for all of the boys who had been playing his games. This was the beginning of SCOUTS. But Lord BADEN POWELL was in for a big surprise! A group of girls wanted to join too! Lord BADEN POWELL asked his sister AGNES to be in charge of the girls, whom he called GIRL GUIDES. AGNES wrote the very first handbook for GIRL GUIDES and encouraged the girls to take part in camping and nature appreciation and other subjects girls wouldn’t have normally paid attention to 95 years ago.
In 1912, Lord BADEN POWELL met OLAVE St. Clare Soames on a cruise. OLAVE and BADEN POWELL not only shared the same birthdates of February 22, but, by the end of the cruise, they were secretly engaged! They were married later that year, and OLAVE became Lady BADEN POWELL. In 1917, after their third child was born, OLAVE was named Chief Commissioner in Guiding. She shared her love of the outdoors and sports and music with all of the girls in Guiding, and, in 1930, was named World Chief Guide.
In 1977, OLAVE died peacefully in her sleep at the age of 88. Every year on February 22, SCOUTS and GUIDES around the world remember the spirit and enthusiasm of Lord and Lady BADEN POWELL. On this special birthday, known as Thinking Day, it is time to think about all the other GUIDES and SCOUTS in other countries, and to remember the love, devotion and vision of Robert, AGNES, and OLAVE BADEN POWELL.
Uni; 22nd February 2012
Happy Thinking Day! I really quite like this day, because it gives me a chance to spend a lot of time thinking about how much I adore being a Girl Guide, how wonderful I think the organisation is and how much I would love to know what Lord Baden Powell would think if he knew just what he had managed to create.
So I drew this little thing and made a trefoil out of American Girl Scout Cookies that Caroline’s mum sent her and that Caroline then gave some of to me. I am so hilarious.
So Happy Birthday Lord and Lady Baden Powell, and best wishes to all my brothers and sisters in Guiding and Scouting around the world :)
Is anyone going to the Centennial events in Savannah, GA next month?
Today was so cool. I have never felt so honoured or proud. I got awarded by MMA,the Womens advocacy coalition, the American Legion, The Veterans of Foreign wars, my Borough, My Township, the Elks Club, the Pennsylvania Senate, The Pennsylvania House of representatives, and The United States Congress
Download the World Thinking Day Activity Pack 2012 and complete the following steps to earn the WTD badge.
STEP 1: GET ACTIVE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Complete 2 activities from each of the sections (one of which must be a fundraising activity):
- Reduce the use of fossil fuels (pg. 27-30)
- Save resources in and around your home (pg. 31-36)
- Switch to sustainable energy solutions (pg. 37-43)
Complete 1 activity from the Speak out section (pg. 44-47)
STEP 2: MAKE YOUR ACTIONS COUNT
Share your actions and stories with other Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and help WAGGGS reach their target of 201,200 actions by August 31, 2012. Log your actions on the World Thinking Day activities map.
STEP 3: SUPPORT YOUR INTERNATIONAL SISTERS IN GUIDING
Donate proceeds from your fundraising activity to one of the following:
Your donation will help support Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in the five focus countries to have a long-term, practical and beneficial impact on the communities in which they live.
STEP 4: GET YOUR WTD BADGE
Order your WTD badges from the WAGGGS online shop.
If you have chosen Canada as your World Thinking Day country then check out Facts About Girl Guiding in Canada.
The Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Proposed 4-Storey Building at Ating Tahanan National Program and Training Center Baguio City was held on February 18, 2012.
The event was graced by members of the National Executive Committee headed by National President Dr. Salud A. Bagalso, National Real Properties and Buildings Committee, Senior Staff and other guests from Northern Luzon Region and Councils. The building was designed by EDCE Builders, Inc. with Arch. Enrico T. Coronel as the principal architect.
How Are You Celebrating World Thinking Day?
- Organise or take part in an environmental activity and tell us about it – why not pick a fun activity from the World Thinking Day activity pack and log your activities on our interactive map?
- Tweet #GirlsSaveOurPlanet on 22 Feb 2012
- Donate to the World Thinking Day Fund to help develop Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting around the world.
- Think about how you could raise money on World Thinking Day to help sustain the Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting Movement. Try out our fundraising ideas, or ask people to donate small amounts through our Facebook page.
- Contribute tothe Rio+20 consultation. Help ensure the voice of girls and young women are heard at Rio+20, the UN’s conference on sustainable development.
- Learn more about our focus countries Guyana, Japan, Ivory Coast, Russia and Tunisia by reading our webpages about them.