Some things to keep in mind:
Background: Singing songs is one of many fun Girl Scout traditions. You can sing while you are hiking, at meetings, at ceremonies, and around a campfire. Songs help bring us all together. One song that connects all Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the world is “The World Song.”
Activity: Let’s get started! You’ll find out more about diversity, equity, and inclusion and connect to your sister Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world. For this activity, you’ll need the video of “The World Song” and the words to it—keep them in front of you, so you can sing along.
Our way is clear as we march on,
And see! Our flag on high,
Is never furled throughout the world,
For hope shall never die!
We must unite for what is right,
In friendship true and strong,
Until the earth,
In its rebirth,
Shall sing our song!
Shall sing our song!
All those who loved the true and good,
Whose promises were kept,
With humble mind, whose acts were kind,
whose honor never slept;
These were the free!
And we must be,
Prepared like them to live,
To give to all,
Both great and small,
All we can give.
Try singing along with the video of “The World Song,” where you’ll hear girls singing.
“The World Song” is all about connecting to others as part of our global sisterhood. After singing it, make your own song—which you might want to use on World Thinking Day which is February 22 every year. Or, create a poem if you prefer. Try to use some of these words: diversity, equity, inclusion, sisterhood, girls, and world.
You can also ask a family member to help you write your new song on a big piece of paper or poster board so you can teach it to your friends or family easily.
We hope you enjoyed learning “The World Song” and writing your own song and that you learned a little more about yourself and the Girl Guides and Girl Scouts all around the world.
And If you liked this activity, you can find more global activities on our website girlscouts.org/forgirls—click on “Think Globally.” There you can find more activities for earning your World Thinking Day award and Global Action award.
Troop Leaders: The instructions for all badge steps are available free of charge in the Girl Scout Volunteer Toolkit.
Girl Scout Activity Zone activities have been adapted from existing Girl Scout programming.