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Free Being Me
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GSUSA, in partnership with the World Association of Girl Guide and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and Dove, has launched Free Being Me, a global leadership program developed to give girls a safe space to strengthen their self-confidence. Using the It's Your Story, Tell It! Journeys, together with the Free Being Me curriculum, girls explore issues of beauty and body confidence and build their leadership skills.
These exciting new activities center around a topic that girls are anxious to explore and are excited to Take Action on.
Be a part of the 1.5 million US girls participating in FBM! Help us reach our goal by filling out the form on the right of this page to download the Free Being Me curriculum at no cost. Included in the download are:
Free Being Me patches are also available for your girls who have completed the Free Being Me activities and a Take Action project! Please note that the patches were shipped to your council's Girl Experience or Girl Program department. The patches are complimentary; please contact your council regarding the patches. If the council has depleted its supply, we'd be happy to ship them more. Thank you!
"It has helped the girls to realize that being unique is what makes them who they are and that they don't have to be just like everyone else."
- Rennie Dotson, Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee
"The activities were fun and engaging for my troop of Juniors. We combined this info with our Journey work."
- Trish, Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails
"Our four Cadettes scouts created a program based upon the idea of 'discovering you'. They explored their passions (photography, music, art and sports) and invited junior troops in our area to join them and find what they love to do and to encourage them to stick with it. They viewed the Dove videos and incorporated them into their presentation. The fact that so many girls stop doing what they love because of how they think others see them really impacted our girls and inspired them to keep going."
- Patty Komosinski, Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan
"Before starting this curriculum, we had several girls with low self-esteem, some girls very concerned with their clothing & appearance, and some girls with no noticeable issues. Together we talked openly about what they think is expected in school and life to be considered beautiful. It was awesome to see that most girls agree that the way someone acts can make or prevent them from being beautiful. We have a diverse troop and we discussed what makes us different and what makes us the same…As we practiced, I could see the girls becoming more comfortable with themselves and each other."
- Troop Leader Dusty of Troop 11570, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta