''Water,'' give it a thought!
Get ready to think and act – World Thinking Day 2008 is just around the corner! Thinking Day, which marks the joint birthdays of Lord and Lady Baden-Powell, is celebrated on February 22.
On Thinking Day, girls all over the world celebrate Lord Baden-Powell and Lady Baden-Powell's birthdays. On this special birthday we think of the Brownies and Guides all over the world. And they think of us in the same way on this day.
Who are Lord and Lady Baden-Powell?
Lord Baden-Powell was born in England about 150 years ago! He wrote a book about camping, first aid, animals and lots of other things. He called this book "Scouting for Boys." Lots of boys in England bought the book.
They loved it so much, they started little groups called Boy Scouts. In the groups they did all the activities Lord Baden-Powell talked about in his book and they talked to their friends about how much fun it was. In just a little while, Boy Scout groups began popping up all over the world.
The girls also were very eager to be a part of this organization, so Lord Baden-Powell wrote a handbook for the girls. Over time, younger girls wanted to join in the fun too, so the Brownies were formed. Just like the Boy Scouts, the Girl Guides and Girl Scouts spread all over the world!
The theme for Thinking Day 2008 is "Think about Water" which focuses on the importance of water for health, as well as the issues of access to clean water and water conservation. Therefore, Thinking Day activities will discuss the following issues.
* Provide access to clean water
* Drink water for health
* Conserve water for the world
Our next issue will focus on Thinking Day – write in and tell us what you did on that day.