At the 7th World Conference (Poland, 1932), a Belgian delegate suggested that all Girl Guides and Girl Scouts give "a penny for their thoughts." The suggestion caught on quickly, and the Thinking Day Fund was started to help Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting wherever the need was greatest.
Here in the United States, we give to the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund, which is a living memorial to our founder. Part of the money goes to the Thinking Day Fund, and part is used to send Girl Scouts to other countries and to bring Girl Guides to the United States.
(adapted from Trefoil Around the World and The Answer Book)
Junior Leader, Girl Scouts of Westchester-Putnam, New York
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