gallery World Thinking Day Ideas for Leaders: Iceland

The land of fire and ice: What could be a cooler topic for World Thinking Day? Step out of the ordinary by learning more about Iceland with your Girl Scout troop.

Scouting in Iceland

The Icelandic Boy and Girl Scout Association shares this history of the scouting movement in Iceland:

The scouting idea was brought to Iceland in 1911 by a young man, Ingvar Ólafsson. He had been introduced to the scouting idea in Denmark, where he lived for a while. He brought together a few boys and they became a scouting patrol, the first Icelandic scouts from the grass root, without any assistance from adults. … They worked as one troop and in 1913 another district, Skátafélagið Væringjar, was founded within the YMCA. In 1922 the first Girl Guide district was founded within the YWCA.

The scout promise is: Iceland Girl Guide and Boy Scout Promise | World Thinking Day


A few children’s sites that feature information on Iceland:


In researching children’s book ideas for Iceland, I got excited. Really. It looks like there are some great fables and fiction stories geared toward the Junior age range that I am going to have to check out!

Iceland (True Books: Countries)

Iceland (Country Explorers)

A Smart Kids Guide To ICELAND AND ITALY: A World Of Learning At Your Fingertips

Tomfoolery and 13 Yule Lads of Iceland (James and Syvok)

The Christmas Trolls of Iceland

Iceland: Picture Book (Educational Children’s Books Collection) – Level 2 (Planet Collection 83)

Yule Lads & Other Legends Coloring Book: Icelandic Legends Activity Book

Horse Diaries #1: Elska

Wild Emm – Child of Iceland (Emm’s Icelandic Adventures) (Volume 1)


Icelandic recipes to try making include:

How other troops celebrated Iceland for World Thinking Day events:

What other Thinking Day ideas do you have for Iceland? Share your ideas and pins below!

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