World Thinking Day

    Each year, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world celebrate World Thinking Day on February 22nd because it was the birthday of both Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scout Movement, and his wife Olave, who was World Chief Guide. In Newfoundland, the Girl Guide movement was officially launched in 1923 by Lady Elsie E. Allardyce, wife of the Governor. In 1923, she wrote the article “The Girl Guide Movement” for the Veteran Magazine and followed it in 1924 with “What guiding may mean to Newfoundland” in the Newfoundland Quarterly. We hold these issues in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies along with Annual Reports, newsletters, minutes, cookbooks and numerous newspaper clippings.