Girlguiding South West England logo


Here you will find helpful downloads and links for the region's World Thinking Day event 2024. We will be updating this page as we go along, so keep checking back for new content. 

Don't forget to join the WTD2024 Facebook group here. 

You can buy your badges on our shop here. 


See Laura Cottey's WTD intro video here

See Laura's part two video here


Promise renewal videos


Region ambassador involvement

  • Click here to watch Holly read The Lost Bear Cub.
  • Click here to read about Jenny's international experiences. 
  • Click here to read about Laura's international experiences.
  • Click here to watch RAdm Jude's video on travelling.



Visuals, print outs, etc



Members' contributions

This lovely photo from Melinda Spender captures 4 generations of their family renewing their promises together. It is the first World Thinking Day all 8 of them have been girlguiding members! We are so happy for you, making these beautiful memories to keep. 







5 of the girls from 5th Exeter Guides making their promise on the beach around their pebble made trefoils:











2nd Okehampton Rainbows have enjoyed completing WTD activities, they made horses and had races in Mongolia, they loved making cookie towers and playing cookie games but the most exciting part was the cleaning up afterwards!!!







2nd Chard Guides and Rangers (with a couple of honorary brownies) had a fab day celebrating thinking day. They made flower crowns from the Ukraine, butterflies from Ghana and almond pithivier’s from France. The had a go at archery with chalked out targets and bean bags, elephant beatle, shamrock relay, voted on the new uniform and designed some ideas, wordsearches and a thinking day quiz. We also had a visit from the county president and had a promise ceremony. Lastly they presented their very first bronze award! A fab day was had!







"We had a busy evening building our skyscrapers from the Ivory Coast and cooking pancakes over our buddy burners from Canada. We ended our evening playing Cookie games too. the picture shows a Guide coiling corrugated cardboard into a tuna can, with waxed string lying by the side of the can to make a wick. They are making a buddy burner."











2nd Liskeard Guides had a great afternoon. They made Canadian cookies, played elephant beetle, coloured in rose windows, did papercuts from Poland, tasted chocolate and renewed their promises at a local park.











1st Wilton Brownies (Sarum Division) had great fun doing the Thinking day resource. They focused on Canada and Calgary and had lots of fun with cookies. Cookie towers which were 30 cookies high. Cookie races and songs. They also enioyed the chocolate tasting and will be doing the Irish section on St Patricks day. 


© Website copyright: Girlguiding South West England 2013 - 2024

Girlguiding South West England, St Ann's Manor, 6-8 St Ann Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2DN. Tel: 01722 329306

Girlguiding South West England is an operating name of The Guide Association South West England. Registered Charity No. 305951

Cookies user preferences
We use cookies to ensure you to get the best experience on our website. If you decline the use of cookies, this website may not function as expected.
Accept all
Decline all
Read more
Tools used to analyze data to measure the effectiveness of a website and to understand how it works.
Google Analytics