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World Thinking Day: Let's Stand Together for Peace!

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February 16, 2021

Contact: Ty Burke, 202.274.3307,

World Thinking Day: Let’s Stand Together for Peace!
Join with Girl Scouts to make the world a better place.

On February 22, 2021, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides across 150 countries celebrate World Thinking Day—that’s one big celebration! World Thinking Day celebrates what it means to be a peacebuilder, an essential component of our global Movement. Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital will explore this theme with various festivities highlighting the diverse global sisterhood that is Girl Guides and Girl Scouts!

2021 World Thinking Day Activities

Date Event Description
February 22, 2021 Fifteen Girl Scouts from Japan will be hosting an informal Q & A with Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital. Guest speakers will highlight what it is like to be a Girl Scout in Japan versus the United States. Also, Girl Scouts will explore Japanese customs through hands-on craft and complete Steps 2 and 5 of the World Thinking Day badge.
March 2, 2021 Girl Scouts will explore their role as peacebuilders and complete Steps 3 and 5 of the World Thinking Day badge. Participants will also complete a section from the Gift of Trees patch program.


2021 World Thinking Day Partnership

Girl Scouts Nation's Capital continues to partner with National Cherry Blossom Festival to bring "The Gift of Trees" patch program to all Girl Scouts to celebrate peacebuilding. The Gift of Trees Patch Program focuses on three key themes—international friendship, arts and culture, and the environment, which is an essential part of peacebuilding. By participating, Girl Scouts will discover the history and significance of the Japanese cherry trees' gift and how this gift has become the focal point of the nation's most extraordinary springtime celebration. Girl Scouts will connect with others locally and globally, engaging in international friendship through cultural activities. Also, Girl Scouts will serve their community through various projects that focus on protecting and beautifying the environment and understanding the importance of diplomacy. In addition, to participate in the Gift of Trees patch program Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to explore our partnership through:


To schedule an interview, contact Ty Burke,
We will make our CEO, Lidia Soto-Harmon, and local Girl Scouts available in-person or via an electronic platform. We can also arrange for a b-roll for our schedule of events.

About Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital

Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital provides girls in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade with opportunities to learn new skills, explore STEM, discover the outdoors, become entrepreneurs while making new friends and having fun! Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital serves the Greater Washington Region, with 78,683 members—51,659 girls and 27,027 adult volunteers and lifetime members. We believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit

About the National Cherry Blossom Festival

The gift of the flowering cherry trees to Washington, D.C. has made an enormous impact on communities and people around the world. The trees serve as a reminder of the friendship between the United States and Japan. The beautiful blossoms of these trees have come to signal the start of spring. During the blooming period, National Cherry Blossom Festival events and programs provide opportunities to highlight Japanese culture and celebrate spring. The story behind the gift of the trees also demonstrates the significant role women play in society and how they have encouraged the movement to protect and cherish the environment we live in.