On February 21st, several Lower Mainland troops of Girl Guides will be visiting the Coquitlam Amateur Radio Club facilities, where they will be communicating with other guide troops around the world for an annual event- This event is always held as close to February 22, as possible.
After the radio contacts, the girls will be visiting the radio museum.
The history of World Thinking Day
In 1926, delegates from around the globe met in the USA and agreed that 22 February would be known from then onward as a special day for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts all over the world.
Conference attendees agreed that year that there should be a special annual day when Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world think of each other and express their thanks and appreciation for our international Movement. This was called Thinking Day.
The delegates chose 22 February as the date for Thinking Day 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.