The Region Chief Commissioner's Big World Thinking Day Tour


Our Region Chief Commissioners had an epic time over the weekend travelling to various counties around the region.

They visited over a thousand members for World Thinking Day – our annual celebration that has been taking place on 22 February since 1926.

Today, it remains a day for Guides and Girl Scouts to think of each other and celebrate their sisters all around the world – which is precisely what our members did over the weekend!

Among all the exciting initiatives across the region, Rainbow, Brownie, Guide, and Senior Section members in Greater Manchester West made the most of the anniversary by having a division campfire while members from Manchester got colourful with fruit skewers and dragon painting.

Elsewhere, the girls at Merseyside explored Morocco, India, Japan, and Africa through exciting international activities. 

Region Chief Commissioner, Mel Price, and Deputy Region Chief Commissioner, Bekky Ashmore, visited local counties to mark the end of their five-year term.

Newly appointed Region Chief Commissioner, Julie Walton, and newly appointed Deputy Chief Commissioner, Kathryn Qattan, also toured the region, to introduce themselves to their role which will officially begin on 24 March 2019.

Julie said: “I thoroughly enjoyed visiting a host of places as part of the Thinking Day tour. It’s great to be in the midst of amazing girls and to see them come together to do great things. It was a pleasure to participate in the International Day at Merseyside where we got to enjoy sweet Japanese sushi and see the girls play African drums. It was a great way to start getting to know everyone across this amazing region.”

Alicia Kelly, 10, said: “I love World Thinking Day because we get to celebrate having lots of friends through Girlguiding North West England. I enjoyed this year’s Thinking Day – we got to do lots of international activities - I felt like I was on holiday. I really like my new badge that our new Chief Commissioner, Julie, gave to me during her visit.”

It’s great to see such a fantastic atmosphere this time of year. The best part is, it never ends! We’re already looking forward to seeing all the vibrant things that our counties have planned for next year’s World Thinking Day!