2011 – Junior World Thinking Day

Yearly themed World Thinking Day badges are released annually. All are considered part of the 2011 Girl’s Guide.
The Junior Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting page has the information on when all badges were released.

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Five steps are needed to complete this badge:

  • These steps change each year depending on the yearly theme.
    Please see the Free PDF Guide available on GSUSA.com
  • NOTE – Before 2018 there were several ways to earn the World Thinking Day badge, including learning about a different culture and country and sharing what you learned with others. This option is NO LONGER offered by GSUSA. Some leaders chose to still use this option due to the rule that any retired badge can still be earned, however technically this can only be used to earn any World Thinking Day themed badge prior to 2018.
    After 2018 you can still enjoy learning about a different culture and country and participating in Festival of Nation events that communities and service units still hold – but this would only earn a Fun Patch, not the World Thinking Day badge.
    Any annual badge released after 2018 technically can only be earned by following the themed requirements available on GSUSA.com

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Multi-Level Matches

Check out other badges that might work well with this badge when doing activities with multiple levels.  These are simply suggestions and may take some creativity and extra steps to earn all the badges in various levels.

A Multi-Level Troop will need to do extra steps when earning different badges across levels. It depends on how many requirements overlap. Some will only have one or two matching requirements.

If there is no badge in a level, we suggest that a level earns a Fun Patch related to the rest of the badges instead of an official badge.

  • Daisy – Daisy World Thinking Day has the same requirements.
  • BrownieBrownie World Thinking Day has the same requirements.
  • JuniorJunior World Thinking Day has the same requirements.
  • Cadette – Fun Patch (World Thinking Day for Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador has different requirements, but the theme is the same.)
  • Senior –Fun Patch (World Thinking Day for Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador has different requirements, but the theme is the same.)
  • Ambassador – Fun Patch (World Thinking Day for Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador has different requirements, but the theme is the same.)

Uniform Placement

This badge should go where #11 or #22 is stated on the GSUSA Uniform Guide.

Note – The uniform guide shows World Thinking Day badges specifically at #11, but it used to be that anywhere on the front of the uniform was acceptable and many scouts place them on the bottom of the Journey side (#22) to keep the skill-based badge side free for more badges as most scouts do fewer Journeys than skill-based badges.

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(Note – Badges and pins on a sash simply go in order (top of sash to bottom of sash) of Identification badges, bridging badge, pins, journeys, and other badges. Anything that does not fit on the front can be placed on the back of the sash. Sashes will not hold a lot of badges and vests are recommended if you plan to earn badges.)

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