Scouts and guides across Milton Keynes celebrate their worldwide movement and founders

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Scouts and guides across Milton Keynes celebrated Founders Day and World Thinking Day as part of a global event.

Milton Keynes scouts and guides commemorated the day in style and lots of members wore their uniforms with pride to school and work, and some were lucky enough to be invested into the movement on this very special day.

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World Thinking Day, held every year on February 22, is an important day when everyone in guiding across the world explores and celebrates being part of a bigger movement, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).

This year the theme was ‘Impact’, showing how guiding may have changed your life, your communities and beyond.

A spokeswoman for the guides said: “Whether it’s meeting members of guiding all over the world or celebrating the impact our units have in their local communities, it’s amazing to think about the difference girl guiding makes to all our lives.”

Worldwide in nearly all scout associations, Founders’ Day is also celebrated on February 22, the birthday of Robert Baden-Powell, (born in 1857), the founder of scouting, and also of his wife Olave Baden-Powell (born in 1889).

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MK scouts and guides

A spokesman for the city scouts and guides said: “Milton Keynes Scout Association and Girl Guide Association would like to take this opportunity to thank all the schools and work places that agreed to take part in this celebration. We hope to work with you all again next year.”