7. Scouting Is Global
Another way the global sisterhood of scouts comes together is through the World Centers. There are five World Centers: Our Cabaña in Mexico, Our Chalet in Switzerland, Pax Lodge in England, Sangam in India, and the Kusafiri World Center in Africa. These centers are open for Girl Scouts and Girl Guides to stay in, attend seminars and training sessions, or international events. These cultural centers support scouts all over the world and encourage girls to travel to then as safe spaces.
In February, troops all over the world celebrate World Thinking Day; the actual day is February 22, the mutual birthdays of Lord Robert Baden-Powell and his wife Olave, the worldwide founders of the Scouting movement. This event has troops representing different countries to teach their fellow scouts about cultures around the world and how girls are making an impact.
8. Juliette Gordon Low’s Legacy
Juliette was buried in her uniform when she died from breast cancer in 1927. She was able to see her organization fulfill her goal of encouraging girls to get outdoors, learn skills that lead to successful lives while improving the community around them. She believed that Girls Scouts were the key to peace. When Scouts celebrate World Thinking Day or Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday — also known as Founder’s Day on October 31st — they honor a tradition of girl-led leadership that’s over 100 years strong.