The Boy Scouts and Girl Guides were started by Lord Robert Baden Powell who was born

 

in England on Feb 22, 1857 The 21st WAGGGS conference was held in Toronto in

 

1972 with guests from 85

countries

Sparks began in Canada

 

In 1988 The special date for Thinking Day was picked

 

because it was Lord and Lady Baden Powell's birthday In 1989 provinces were  "twinned"

 

with a developing WAGGGS country to help provide support with money and donated items In 1960 there was a "River of Gold" celebration created by
planting yellow tulips across the country  In 1927 the first national

 

camp was held in Victoria, BC In 1909
a rally was called at Crystal Palace in England Thinking Day is

 

Feb 22 each year In 1985 a commemorative postage stamp
was issued in Canada to celebrate 75 years of guiding The Canadian World Friendship Fund was started in

 

1945 and helps support international Guiding Lord Baden Powell died

 

Jan 8, 1941 The Pathfinder program for girls 12 - 15 years

 

was started in 1979 in Canada