Founders Day/Thinking Day

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© F H Powell 2012

Scouts around the world celebrate Founders Day on 22nd February each year. 22nd February being the birthday of the founder of the Scouts – Lord Robert Baden-Powell.

Guides and Girl Scouts celebrate today as World Thinking Day. 22nd February was not only the birthday of Lord Robert Baden-Powell, but also of his wife Lady Olave Baden-Powell, who was for many years Chief Guide and continued the work of Lord Baden-Powell after his death in 1941.

Even if you were not involved with the Scout or Guide movements in your youth, you can still celebrate the day in your dolls house simply by doing, as Scouts and Guides do, think about the meaning of Guiding and Scouting and about other countries and cultures.