Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

World Thinking Day 22 February: Resources

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

World Thinking Day 22 February: Resources

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On World Thinking Day, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts reaffirm their commitment to international friendship. The theme this year is "We can save our planet". The five focus countries are Guyana, Japan, Ivory Coast, Russia and Tunisia. Visit www.tes.co.uk/resources021 for activity packs.

THE HISTORY

In 1909, a Boy Scout rally was held in London and Scout movement founder Robert Baden-Powell was taken aback when a number of girls attended. He decided they should have their own movement and chose the name Girl Guides after the famous corps of guides in India.

FAMOUS FORMER MEMBERS

Famous former Girl Scouts include actor Carrie Fisher and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The Queen, model Kate Moss (pictured), actor Emma Thompson and MP Glenda Jackson were all Girl Guides. Use a resource from Mattiek to help children develop outdoor skills and a spirit of adventure.

THE UNIFORM

In 1911, Girl Guides wore a dark blue blouse with pockets on the breast, a long dark blue skirt and a felt wide-brimmed hat and blue tie - very different from the uniform introduced in 2000, which includes a T-shirt, fleece vest, a rugby shirt and sweatshirt. …

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