Lakeville Girl Scouts

Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys

World Thinking Day 2020


This years World Thinking Day is Saturday, Feb. 29th, 2020 from 2-4pm

Location: Lakeville North High School Commons

Awards will be given for the Most Informative table display, skit/presentation and SWAP. The girls will vote for best SWAP by level, adult and youth judges will vote on best table display by level. One SWAP for each troop will be posted for voting. SWAPS can be pins, necklaces, bracelets, hair clips, magnets, etc. The cost is $4 per girl for troops participating in the country table displays and $2 per girl for those doing "Passport Only".

Don't forget:
**Passports for each girl
**Set-Up volunteers arrive at 1pm, Tear-Down volunteers stay until we are done
**Tables should have country display, passport stamp and optional beverage or snack to pass out. Don't forget extension cords or other necessities for the display.
**Please try to incorporate opportunities for the girls to learn about your country via your display
**SWAPs for posting and trading
**Check-in by 1:30pm to pick up your troop packet and set-up your display
**Complete set-up by 2pm for the opening ceremony

There are a variety of ways troops can participate: learn about a country and create a table display, create a skit or present a song about a country, just bring your troop and passports and take a journey around the world, make and exchange SWAPs, or all of the above!

Looking for ideas? Lakeville Girl Scouts is now on Pinterest!  Pinterest has a ton of great ideas, just search on your country, topic, or check out the World Thinking Day board on Lakeville Girl Scouts and get pinning.

Other WTD questions: Brenda Koster or Kim Heiar, Phone: 612-581-7449

2020 World Thinking Theme Information

Celebrated since 1926, World Thinking Day is a day of international friendship, speaking out on issues that affect girls and young women, and fundraising for 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world.



Promoted by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS for short) along with Girl Scouts of the USA, World Thinking Day originated in 1926. That’s when delegates from around the globe met at Camp Edith Macy—now called Edith Macy Conference Center—in New York State and agreed that February 22 would henceforth be known as a special day for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts worldwide.

Every year since, World Thinking Day has called for Girl Scouts and Girl Guides to join together and take part in activities that promote changing the world for the better. 

This year’s World Thinking Day theme is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; check out our activity guides to explore many different ways girls can be leaders and create the change they want to see in the world—and celebrate being part of the global sisterhood that is Girl Scouts and Girl Guides!

World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts has a website with resources.

Future World Thinking Day Themes


Use the knowledge and experiences you've gained in World Thinking Day 2019 and 2020 activities to take action and change your world. Choose to build peace: be a leader and create environments that include everyone.