I am very happy to be able to join you for World Thinking Day 2011! WTD highlights the common purpose of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world – more than 10 million of us in more than 145 countries. Just think of how many opportunities that means for young people to gain knowledge, make new friends, and make things better in their world!
WTD reminds us annually about our common interests and global impact – which is truly enormous! From the youngest Spark learning new skills and contributing to her family and community through good turns to the young adult who is leading girls, sharing expertise and speaking out in the world, Girl Guides of Canada– Guides du Canada (GGC) has been nurturing, challenging and empowering girls across Canada for more than 100 years! As I write, a Member of GGC is experiencing the challenge, friendship and empowerment as a World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) delegate at the UN Commission on the Status of Women. Rachel and seven others, from all five WAGGGS Regions, will be advocating as the CSW addresses making progress on MDG3. (See daily updates on www.wagggsworld.org) (Look for Rachel’s blog post later in the week!)
I am continually inspired by the stories of how our Members are building a better world in many different ways. I hope more and more girls will have the opportunity to be Guides.
Happy World Thinking Day to all of you!
Margaret Treloar is Chair, World Board, World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and a proud Member of Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada.
Post Updated February 23, 2011: To view more postcard greetings from WAGGGS’ Member Organizations, check out our Slideshare upload and feel free to share it. It is downloadable!
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Happy World Thinking Day from Southern Ontario, Canada!
Happy one hour belated here, thinking day from Suffolk, England xx