Welly wanging fun at World Thinking Day

Mildenhall Guiding and Scouting meet together to celebrate World Thinking Day at an event organised and run by Mildenhall Guides.
Wellie throwing contest
Picture Mark Westley
Mildenhall Guiding and Scouting meet together to celebrate World Thinking Day at an event organised and run by Mildenhall Guides. Wellie throwing contest Picture Mark Westley
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Around 80 Girl Guides and Boy Scouts met this week to to celebrate one of the most important dates in the guiding and scouting calender.

Members of Mildenhall Girl Guiding including Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and the Senior Section joined forces with members of Mildenhall Scouting including Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, to celebrate World Thinking Day.

Mildenhall Guiding and Scouting meet together to celebrate World Thinking Day at an event organised and run by Mildenhall Guides.
Kian Brinkley
Picture Mark Westley

Mildenhall Guiding and Scouting meet together to celebrate World Thinking Day at an event organised and run by Mildenhall Guides. Kian Brinkley Picture Mark Westley

On February 22, Guides and Scouts across the world gather together to think of each other and of their commitment to to international friendship and understanding.

World Thinking Day is held on the joint birthday of Lord and Lady Baden-Powell who founded the movements and also sees Guides and Scouts celebrate the local and global community, as well as raise money for those in need around the world.

“It was the first time the girls and boys have joined together for event and it went extremely well with the Guides and Scouts buddying up to form groups,” said Abigail Gilby, Guider in charge of Mildenhall Guiding.

“They focus on their counterparts in specific countries and this year chose Italy and Egypt.

Mildenhall Guiding and Scouting meet together to celebrate World Thinking Day at an event organised and run by Mildenhall Guides.
The Guide flag.
Picture Mark Westley

Mildenhall Guiding and Scouting meet together to celebrate World Thinking Day at an event organised and run by Mildenhall Guides. The Guide flag. Picture Mark Westley

“They also play fun games such as welly wanging, as Italy is shaped like a boot, and made orange paper balls to represent oranges as well as Egyptian necklaces.”

Mildenhall Guiding and Scouting meet together to celebrate World Thinking Day at an event organised and run by Mildenhall Guides.
Charlie Spurling, Daniel Allison, Gregory Danks and Jack Rollett with their necklace artwork
Picture Mark Westley

Mildenhall Guiding and Scouting meet together to celebrate World Thinking Day at an event organised and run by Mildenhall Guides. Charlie Spurling, Daniel Allison, Gregory Danks and Jack Rollett with their necklace artwork Picture Mark Westley