Join us in celebrating World Thinking Day, as we host a Hunger Banquet at the Hacienda, February 22, from 11-1pm. Register Online here.
What is a Hunger Banquet?
Few experiences bring to life the inequalities in our world more powerfully than a Hunger Banquet event. Unique and memorable, the event allows participants to experience firsthand how our decisions affect others in the world. Here’s how it works: Girls draw tickets at random that assign them to either a high-,
middle-, or low-income tier- based on the latest statistics about the number of people living in poverty. Each income level receives a corresponding meal. The 15% in the high-income tier are served a sumptuous meal; the 35% in the middle-income section eat a simple meal of rice and beans; and the 50% in the low-income tier help themselves to small portions of rice and water. All girls are invited to share their thoughts after the meal and to take action to fight poverty. Though not everyone who participates will leave with a full stomach, all will come away with a greater understanding of how these issues affect all of us – and will feel motivated to do something to help.
Register Online here.
Each year on February 22, World Thinking Day, girls participate in activities and projects with global themes to honor their sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in other countries. World Thinking Day is part of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts Global Action Theme (GAT), based on the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which aim to improve the lives of the world’s poorest people.
Girl Scouts of the USA is addressing the following theme for World Thinking Day 2013: girls worldwide say “together we can save children’s lives.” This theme is based on Millennium Development Goal 4, which is focused on reducing child mortality rates around the globe.
World Thinking Day not only gives girls a chance to celebrate international friendships, but is also a reminder that Girl Scouts of the USA is part of a global community—one of nearly 150 countries that are members of WAGGGS.
The World Thinking Day Award for:
- Girl Scout Daisies
- Girl Scout Brownies
- Girl Scout Juniors
- Girl Scout Cadettes
- Girl Scout Seniors
- Girl Scout Ambassadors
the 2013 World Thinking Day award, visit the Girl Scout Shop.
Read about the history of World Thinking Day.
Learn more about the Millennium Development Goals by participating in the Girls Scouts Global Action Award.