Thinking Day Scout Issues
Keith Larson

This special day, which is on February 22 each year, is a time to think about people and friends in countries far away from our own.  February 22 was chosen because it was the birthday of both Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouting, and his wife, Lady Baden-Powell, who was World Chief Guide of the Girl Guide/Girl Scout movement

Antigua & Barbuda 1985 #884

Thinking Day is an international event of the Girl Scouts.  On this day, traditionally the third Saturday in February, Girl Scouts in the United States gather together and share what they have learned about youth in other countries of the world.

Scout-related philatelic issues are issued as much by the whims of postal authorities as intentionally to coincide with any significant date in Scouting.  The following collection of both Boy Scout and Girl Scout/Guide issues happen to be issued on Thinking Day.

Colorado Springs
United States
Thinking Day Special Event Cancel


Netherland Antilles Netherland Antilles Netherland Antilles
Netherland Antilles
February 22, 1957
50th Anniversary of the Boy Scout Movement and the Centenary of the birth of Baden-Powell

Iran
Iran
February 22, 1957
50th Anniversary of the Boy Scout Movement and the Centenary of the birth of Baden-Powell


Egypt #545
Egypt
February 22, 1962
25th Anniversary of the Egyptian Girl Guides Association

Norfolk IslandNorfolk Island
Norfolk IslandNorfolk Island
Norfolk Island
February 22, 1978
50th Anniversary of the Norfolk Island Girl Guides

Indonesia 1981 #1112 Indonesia 1981 #1113 Indonesia 1981 #1114
Indonesia
February 22, 1981
National Jamboree and 6th Asia-Pacific Jamboree

Korea 1982 #1287
South Korea
February 22, 1982
75th Anniversary of World Scouting

Nigeria 1982 #407 Nigeria 1982 #408
Nigeria
February 22, 1982
75th Anniversary of World Scouting

Philippines 1982 #1577 Philippines 1982 #1578
Philippines
February 22, 1982
75th Anniversary of World Scouting and the 125th Anniversary of the birth of Baden-Powell


South Africa 1982 #558
South Africa
February 22, 1982
75th Anniversary of World Scouting

Thailand 1982 #982
Thailand
February 22, 1982
75th Anniversary of World Scouting


Indonesia 1983 #1185
Indonesia
February 22, 1983
75th Anniversary of World Scouting

Haiti 1983 #759
Haiti
February 22, 1983
75th Anniversary of World Scouting

Surinam 1983 #625 Surinam 1983 #626 Surinam 1983 #627 Surinam 1983 #628
Suriname
February 22, 1983
75th Anniversary of World Scouting


Bahamas 1985 #572 Bahamas 1985 #573
Bahamas 1985 #574 Bahamas 1985 #575
Bahamas
February 22, 1985
International Youth Year, 75th Anniversary of the Girl Guide Movement

Fiji 1982 #461
Fiji
February 22, 1982
75th Anniversary of World Scouting

Ascension 1982 #304
Ascension
February 22, 1982
75th Anniversary of World Scouting