The girls participating also collected $110 for the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund. The fund was created in 1927 to support girls as they travel internationally to connect with Girl Guides and take action globally. World Thinking Day not only gives Girl Scouts a chance to celebrate international friendships, but is also a reminder that Girl Scouts of the USA is part of a global community—one of 144 countries in the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).
Thinking Day was created in 1926 to encourage girls to think of each other and to give thanks and appreciation to sister Girl Scouts. The name was changed to World Thinking Day in 1999 to emphasize its global aspect.