Thinking Day service
The 2013 Thinking Day Service will be held this Sunday February 17, 2013 at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium at 4 p.m. This year’s Thinking Day celebration will be held under the double themes: “Together we can save children’s lives” and “Every mother’s life and health is precious”.
The themes are based on Millennium Development Goal 4: Reduce child mortality and MDG 5: Improve maternal health.
Four of the five focus countries (Jordan, Malawi, Pakistan and Venezuela), which represent the different WAGGGS Regions, will receive grants from the World Thinking Day Fund which they will put toward action projects based on MDG 4 and/or 5 in their countries.
The World Thinking Day theme is based on an issue that affects girls and young women around the world.
The themes offer a focus point for World Thinking Day activities and provide an opportunity for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts to learn about and take action on issues that are likely to matter to them. For each theme WAGGGS produces a publication with information and activities which both girls and leaders can enjoy.
Around the world countries create activities and engage in exciting projects to celebrate World Thinking Day. This year Sangam is inviting persons to join them in person on virtually. According to their spokesperson, “We still have spaces left for our World Thinking Day event, and we’ll also be live tweeting our Thinking Day festivities, which will take place at the Pune headquarters of the Bharat (Indian) Scouts and Guides, on twitter, so just follow @SangamWC. You can also send us a Thinking Day message from you or your guiding/scouting group and we will display it on our Thinking Day Tree”.
In Barbados, several activities will be held at Unit and National levels. The Thinking Day celebrations are held on the joint birthdays of Lord Baden Powell and his wife Olave Lady Baden Powell
Thinking Day Jamboree On Air
This annual event provides a great opportunity for our girls — Brownies, Girl Guides and Rangers to meet new and old friends via CB radio as well as via the Internet. Thinking Day on the Internet will take place during two sessions only, in parallel with Thinking Day on the Air — both events will be held at “Pax Hill”, Belmont Road, St. Michael.
Session #1 – 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for Units in Divisions I and II (St. Michael and Christ Church) and Session #2 – 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., for Units in Divisions III and IV (St. Lucy, St. Peter, St. James, St. Andrew, St. Joseph; St. Thomas, St. George, St. Philip)
Girls attending TDOTI can bring their own laptops or any device that can connect to the Internet.
Girls attending TDOTA should learn the Phonetic Alphabet.
Rehearsals for the World Thinking Day Service will also be held on February 16 for the Colour Party and those persons who have a part to play in the Order of Service from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium.
World Thinking Day Service
All members of the Association along with specially invited guests, parents and friends will gather at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 4 p.m. to celebrate this special occasion.
The traditional Thinking Day parade will commence at 3:15 p.m. at the Kirilani Complex (opposite the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic). All members are asked to assemble by 2:30 p.m. for a prompt start. Recruits, parents and friends are asked to meet at the Grafield Sobers Complex for the Service at 4 p.m.
FEBRUARY 17 – 23
Good Turn Week
This is our week to Shine — let’s lend a hand where we can! Throughout the week, all sections of the Girl Guides Association of Barbados will engage in activities commemorating World Thinking Day.