4th Heywood St Luke’s Brownies celebrated World Thinking Day in style by hosting their very own American-Themed party. Brownies planned an evening of American-based activities including Cheerleading and Rock ‘n’ Roll lessons from Kat’s Dance Academy!

Each year, World Thinking Day is celebrated by Girlguiding members and Girl Scouts across the world on 22nd February. It is a day of international friendship and solidarity, which also marks the joint birthdays of Scouting founder Robert Baden-Powell and his wife Olave Baden-Powell, who was World Chief Guide.

4th Heywood St Luke’s Brownies were one of the lucky unit’s that won a competition ran by their Region, Girlguiding North West England. The girls had to write about guiding on a global scale, and explore what it means for them to be part of an international organisation. They were selected for their superb answers, and won all of the essential party items for their World Thinking Day celebrations.

The unit was joined by a very special guest, Bekky Ashmore, Assistant Region Chief Commissioner, who took part in all of the exciting party activities and presented each girl and Leader with a special commemorative badge. A surprise visitor to the unit was Nicola Grinstead, World Board Chair of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

Neve, 7 years old, said: “I had a super time at the World Thinking Day party, I had fun doing the Rock n’ Roll and Cheerleading, but my favourite part was the sweeties!”

Bekky Ashmore, Assistant Region Chief Commissioner said “I had such a great time celebrating World Thinking Day with 4th Heywood St Luke’s Brownies, exploring what guiding is like for girls across the glove. This huge international family that makes up the 10 million members is such a unique and special movement that provides fantastic opportunities for girls to become the best version of themselves. I’ve had so much fun travelling round the Region, meeting some of our wonderful leaders and members.”

The theme of this year’s World Thinking Day was ‘Let’s Grow’ encouraging girls at all levels of guiding, from local groups to global guiding communities, invite more girls and young women around the world to experience what it means to be part of the Guiding Movement.