Images of girls and women in the media are of great interest to girls today. Girl Scouts of Western Ohio and nine other Girl Scout councils are proud to be partnering with Dove and Girl Scouts of the USA to launch Free Being Me, a leadership initiative focused on helping girls better understand global definitions of beauty, define beauty for themselves and boost their self-confidence in the process.
Free Being Me will help girls understand from a global perspective that a greater diversity of beauty exists and give them opportunity to take action to promote this diversity to girls locally and globally. Importantly, Free Being Me can be used to introduce or enhance girls’ experiences along the It’s Your Story—Tell It! leadership Journey series.
Watch this page for the new Free Being Me – Program Resource packs available during Girl Scout week - March 9-15, 2014!
Mark your calendar for Girl Scout week to check out the new (free) program resources for Girl Scouts, ages 7-14! 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 turning in the activity evaluation and troop participation form.
Age Appropriate – The activities in Free Being Me have been carefully developed to ensure that they are age appropriate for different stages of learning and personal development. There is an activity pack for 7-10 year olds and one for 11-14 year olds.
Flexible and Leader Friendly – The activity packs and leader guide will make the experience of delivering the program inspiring, fun and simple. Throughout, ‘Support Prompts’ guide and support the leader to communicate the key messages. Free Being Me is made up of five sessions, plus a flexible ‘Take Action’ activity, and ‘Personal Challenges’ to be completed in-between sessions. Leaders are also provided with clear information about the most important “core activities” and the time required to complete the activities.
Girls can share what they have done for their ‘Take Action’ activity through www.free-being-me.com
; taking part in a global body confidence revolution that will improve the lives of girls around the world.