Saint Lucia’s Guiding journey started in June 1925 opening a single unit. On July1, 1926 StLucia registered with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girls Scouts as a branch of the United Kingdom Girl Guiding Association. The movement grew and, after the island attained independence from Britain in 1979, became an independent organization, St. Lucia Girl Guides Association. In 1999 the Association attained full membership in the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), the global governance organization of the Girl Guide movement.
Since 1926, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and Girl Guiding Associations around the world have celebrated “Thinking Day” on February 22. This is a day of international friendship and provides an opportunity to speak out on issues that affect young women and fundraise for 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 150 countries. Every year, St Lucia joins this double celebration of Thinking Day and Independence Day with a church service and a guide rally on the Sunday immediately preceding February 22.
This year, the celebrations of Thinking Day will take place on Sunday February 16, 2020 starting with a church service at Our Lady of Fatima Church La Clery from 9:30am immediately followed by a parade of units in La Clery. The route is from the Church to John St and then to the Vide Boutielle Primary School.