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.
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.