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Girl Guides mark Thinking Day

Tuesday February 26, 2019 Written by Published in Local
Girl guides leaders in Rarotonga with their candles at the Avarua Church. 19022235 Girl guides leaders in Rarotonga with their candles at the Avarua Church. 19022235

The Girl Guides Association in Rarotonga marked 110 years of World Thinking Day on Friday.

 

 

Programme co-ordinator and assistant captain for the Avarua company Atingata Messine Tereu said the event was hosted by the Avarua Company.

Tereu said the event began around 4.30am with the hoisting of the girl guides flag and marching into the Avarua church with candles.

“Thinking Day is a day of international friendship celebrated by girl guides and scouts all over the world.

“It is day in the year when we reflect on the power of the movement and to connect with guides from all over the world,” she said.

She said this year this year the theme was based on leadership and was dedicated to the group of girls who demanded change in the scouting movement in 1909.

“We celebrate on this particular day as it is also the birthday of Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Girl Guides and Scouts, and also his wife, the former World Chief Guide, Olave Baden-Powell.

“It is also a great time to raise money for the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, which supports and grows guiding across the world,” she added.

 

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