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Thinking Day/Founders Day
February 22, 2018
Girlguiding and Scouting are organisations run by trained and dedicated volunteers. They offer programmes that help children and young people develop skills such as self-reliance, teamwork and resilience. It offers them a safe space where they can be themselves, build their confidence and escape from the ever increasing pressures in their lives.
22 February, is one of the most significant dates in our calendars. On this date they celebrate the founders’ birthdays both Robert Baden-Powell and coincidently his wife, the former World Chief Guide, Olave Baden-Powell. In Girlguiding they call this day “World Thinking Day” and in Scouting it is known as “Founders Day”.
On the day, they encourage members to think of each other and of their commitment to international friendship and understanding. It was, and in some areas still is, a tradition for both organisations to wear their uniform to school on World Thinking Day/Founders Day.
As part of the celebrations, Whitehouse students who attend Girlguiding or Scouting, are welcome to come to school wearing their uniform (Thursday 22nd February 2018).