World Thinking Day – 2018
Saturday 25th February saw Guides and Rangers from West Hoathly, Crawley Down and Copthorne getting together at the Copthorne Guide Centre to do activities and have a sleepover to celebrate World Thinking Day.
On the Sunday morning after breakfast the ‘campers’ were joined by Brownies and Rainbows for a day of fun activities whilst the Guides and Rangers headed home to catch up on some much
World thinking day has been celebrated on 22nd February since 1926, it is a day of International Friendships, when Guides and Girl Scouts around the world think of each other and express thanks and appreciation for our international movement.
During the sleepover we even managed an email exchange with the Guides from Taiwan who stayed with us in the Summer for WS 2017, giving our weekend a truly international flavour.
1st Guides have been learning about Dia Des Muertos (The Day of The Dead). The Dia de Muertos is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico. Families and friends gather to pray for and remember friends and family who have died and help and support their spiritual journey.
As part of the Baden Powell challenge, the highest award Guides can work on, one of the Five Zones is called Global Awareness, from which they can choose to organise an International Evening. The Guides made and decorated skull masks and tasted some delicious Mexican food.