Girlguiding Scottish Borders celebrates World Thinking Day with flag raised at Council HQ

Published: Monday, 22nd February 2021

We teamed up with Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers and volunteers from Girlguiding Scottish Borders to celebrate World Thinking Day today on 22 February

The Thinking Day flag was raised outside our Headquarters in Newtown St Boswells.

World Thinking Day takes place annually on 22 February and is the celebration of the birthday of the first Chief Guide. The day has been celebrated every February since 1926, with over 10million girls in Girl Guide and Girl Scout groups around the world taking part.

Girlguiding Scottish Borders is delighted to have our support to mark this special day in the Guiding calendar.

Thinking Day 2021 coincides with another very special event for Girlguiding Scottish Borders County following the merger of Berwickshire, Roxburghshire and Tweed Valley counties on 1 February. This merger comes as they seek to offer more guiding opportunities to girls and young women throughout the whole of the Scottish Borders.

The charity has shown its resilience over the past year delivering guiding in new and innovative ways over lockdown, continuing to empower and support girls and young women in the local area. 

Find out more about Girlguiding

Girlguiding Scotland is the leading charity for girls and young women in Scotland, with 45k young members.

The delivery of face to face and virtual youth work by Girlguiding is determined by and in compliance with Scottish Government guidelines. More information can be found on their webiste.

Councillor David Parker, Convener

“World Thinking Day is a brilliant initiative helping girls and young women in the Scottish Borders to learn and understand many issues including this year’s theme, Peacebuilding. The Council is delighted to fly the Thinking Day flag to celebrate and show support for this event. I would also like to wish the newly merged Scottish Borders County all the best for the future as Girlguiding in our region enters an exciting new chapter.”

Caroline Smith, Scottish Borders County Commissioner for Girlguiding Scotland

"On behalf of our members across the Scottish Borders I would like to thank Scottish Borders Council for their support for Thinking Day 2021. As we begin a new exciting chapter for Guiding in our communities under our new identity, our wonderful volunteers and I look forward to being able to provide greater opportunities for girls and young women here in the Borders. This pandemic has shown how resilient we are as an organisation, and how our volunteers and members have embraced change to keep our Guiding light shining in the most imaginative ways. We would love for every girl in the Scottish Borders to experience the fun, adventure and friendship which Guiding can offer. Come along and be part of something bigger."