Celebrate great leadership this World Thinking Day!

The theme of World Thinking Day this year is leadership. To celebrate the year’s theme we caught up with some volunteers who shared how encouraging girls to discover the power of their voices inspires them to take the lead and help make a huge difference in their local communities.

1st Stonehouse Guides leader Lauren shares how her volunteer team work hard to give their girls great opportunities.

The fact that the theme of this World Thinking Day is leadership couldn’t be more fitting for 1st Stonehouse Guides. As a volunteer team we’re constantly looking for new ways to inspire our girls but our girls are always inspiring us!

Last year, after celebrating Vote 100, the centenary of some women being able to vote for the first time, the girls felt motivated to fight for equality and have since requested that their school create a competitive football league for girls. Guide Zara, who’s keen for change, said:

“It’s not fair that the boys already have one and we only get to play football for fun.”

Ranger leader Mirren shares how it makes her really happy to see her girls taking the lead. She says:

Girlguiding allows girls to develop strong leadership skills in a supportive environment and that’s why this year’s World Thinking Day theme makes perfect sense.

Our Rangers recently took charge by organising a coffee evening fundraiser to earn their event planning badge. The girls blew us all away with the effort they put in, they raised a staggering amount of money to fund their Tartan Gig 2019 trip.

Let’s celebrate great leadership

Using #IAmALeader share snippets of your leadership stories on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook this World Thinking Day. From girls planning their programme and organising fundraisers to the volunteers who work hard to make Scottish guiding happen – let’s celebrate all kinds of great leadership.