Thinking Day originated from a desire by Girl Guides / Girl Scouts to dedicate a day to thinking about and appreciating the global spread of these movements. Each year a participating country is selected and its culture and general living conditions pondered on for the day by all guides and scouts. The idea is to create a greater awareness and understanding of different cultures and any global concerns regarding that particular region. It sounds a little like those endless, global conferences attended at great cost by politicians, which rarely show results. The Girl Guides and Scouts Associations, however, do things differently.
A 1p donation is requested from each member in support of projects that aid Girl Guides / Girl Scouts from member countries in need. Politicians should perhaps dedicate one day annually to thinking about the simplicity of good ideas as formatted by the caring and uncluttered minds of the world’s youth.