gallery World Thinking Day Ideas: India

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Focusing on India for World Thinking Day? You’ve chosen a country rich in culture and steeped in the history of Girl Scouting.

Girl Scouts (Guides) in India:

Guiding began in India, then a British colony, in 1911. Today,  The Bharat Scouts and Guides is the national organization for Boy Scouts and Girl Guides in India. India is one of the founding members of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

Girl Guiding in India is in three age groups:

  • Bulbuls – girls, ages 5 to 10
  • Guides – girls, ages 10 to 17
  • Rangers – girls, ages 15 to 25

Sangam World Centre:

Sangam World Centre celebrates its 50s anniversary in 2016. The word Sangam means “coming together,” and since it opened in 1966, girls and young women have come to share Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting experiences and their cultures. Have a Sangam-themed meeting with these ideas from Girl Guides of Canada.


India is a very diverse country with many different religions and social classes.

The Indian film industry (famous for Bollywood movies) is one of the largest in the world.

Indian festivals celebrated by varied cultures and through their special rituals add to the richness of Indian heritage.  Traditional music and dance are important parts of many celebrations. Some of the main festivals are Dussehra (conquest of good over evil), Diwali (festival of lights) and Holi (festival of colors).


children's stories from india for thinking day
Indian Children’s Favorite Stories

Cultural Traditions in India (Cultural Traditions in My World)indian culture | children's book for world thinking day
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India the People (Lands, Peoples, and Cultures)

books on indian culture | girl scout world thinking day
India – Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culturebooks on indian culture | girl scout world thinking day

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