Imagine a World Where No One Is Worried About the Way They Look!
Can you imagine a world where girls grow up with the confidence to be themselves? We can! Help us start a World Wide Beauty Revolution! This is the vision that drove Girl Scouts of Western Ohio and nine other Girl Scout councils to partner with Dove and Girl Scouts of the USA to launch Free Being Me, a leadership initiative focused on helping girls ages 7-14 better understand global definitions of beauty, define beauty for themselves and boost their self-confidence in the process.
Free Being Me has been co-created by GSUSA and the Dove Self Esteem Project for Girl Scouts and is designed to improve girls’ body confidence in a fun and interactive way. The activities have been informed by world-leading research in body confidence and are a direct extension of the It’s Your Story-Tell It! Journey. Troops can choose to participate in Free Being Me activities on their own or as a part of completing the Journey. All girls who participate can receive the Free Being Me patch – at no cost, just by completing the online program evaluation and turning in the troop participation form to their regional office. The evaluation form, full curriculum packets, and more information can be found on our website under Free Being Me.
After our council launched the program last winter we recognized that the large curriculum packets, while full of wonderful activities and ideas for inspiring body confidence in girls, were cumbersome to print and wade through for our troop leaders. To help with that we created two shortened activity packets (only 6-8 pages), one for 7-10 year olds and one for 11-14 year olds, that fulfill the patch requirements. Already completed the patch activities? Share your story with the world in the Free Being Me Stories Archive.
So what are you waiting for? Start a beauty revolution with your troop today!