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On February 22, 2021, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides across 150 countries celebrate World Thinking Day. Observed by 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts worldwide, World Thinking Day 2021 celebrates what it means to be a peacebuilder, an important component of our global Movement.

This year our council will be hosting a World Thinking Day event on Saturday, February 20th for girls worldwide. If you have a pen pal troop from far away please help us to spread the word by inviting them to join! Click here for more information and to register.

GSUSA World Thinking Day 2021 Award Guides and Activities

Check out the GSUSA World Thinking Day award guides and activities at to explore the Peacemaker theme—and celebrate being part of the diverse global sisterhood that is Girl Guides and Girl Scouts!

Activity Guide for Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors (PDF)
Activity Guide for Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors (PDF)

Use the following resources to help you take action to advocate for positive change on global issues that are important to you!  

·       Grades K–5
Step Up, Stand Up, and Get Involved (PDF)
Take a Stand: A Guide for Kids Who Are Ready to Change the World (PDF)

·       Middle School
Step Up, Stand Up, and Get Involved (PDF)
Share Your Passion: A Guide for Tweens Who Are Ready to Change the World (PDF)

·       High School
Step Up, Stand Up, and Get Involved (PDF)
Join the Movement: A Guide for Teens Who Are Ready to Change the World (PDF)

WAGGGS World Thinking Day 2021 Badge

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

Peacebuilding is at the heart of Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting and is as vital and relevant today as for the last 100 years. By completing the steps in WAGGGS World Thinking Day 2021 Badge activity guide, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts will  Stand Strong Stand up, and  Stand Together for peacebuilding.

To earn your WAGGGS World Thinking Day 2021 Badge download the WAGGGS World Thinking Day 2021 Activity Guide and 

·      Create a ‘brave space’ for your group so that they are ready to fully participate

·      Complete 1 activity from each of the 3 sections (Stand Up, Stand Strong. Stand Together)

·      Act for peace, complete the closing activity and renew your Girl Guide or Girl Scout promise

New Girl Scout Badges 2020

Presenting 24 new ways to take leadership to the next level.

Get ready to change the world! 

New Girl Scout badges are here—and we’ve added even more skill-building, friend-making, life-changing experiences to the Girl Scout program!

There’s never been a better time for girls to practice ambitious leadership—and there’s no better place to do it than at Girl Scouts. This year, we’ve added new badges in the following categories:

  • Entrepreneur
  • STEM Career Exploration
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Civics

Combined with our existing unique and proven programs, these new badges put girls on the path to a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.

What will her next amazing adventure look like?
Find out—here’s what’s new:

Entrepreneur badges 
(grades K–12)

Girls develop an entrepreneurial mindset as they engage in age-appropriate exercises that help them create and pitch a product or service that solves a problem. They build their own business plan and think about topics like production, cost, profit, marketing, and competition.

STEM Career Exploration badges 
(grades 2–8)

Girls explore their career interests and connect them to STEM fields—particularly computer science, nature/environmental science, engineering, design, health, and agriculture—that can help them address the pressing issues of our time and change the world.

Automotive Engineering badges 
(grades K–5)

Girls learn about designing, engineering, and manufacturing vehicles, as well as the future of mobility. They design their own vehicles, test prototypes, learn about design thinking, create their own assembly line manufacturing process, and more.

Civics badges 
(grades K–12)

Girls gain an in-depth understanding of how local, state, and federal government works, preparing them to be voters, activists, and, potentially, political leaders. They research laws and how they’re created, voting and the electoral college, the representation of women in government, and more. They also research their local government officials and are encouraged to meet them.

Check out new badge activities online:
Girl Scouts at Home

Visit the Award and Badge Explorer for details on every badge a Girl Scout can earn.