Free Being Me is a body confidence programme for Brownies and Guides. Sessions help girls recognise myths about how girls and women 'should' look and be happy in their own skin.
According to our Girls' Attitudes Survey 2014, almost half of 11- to 21-year-olds sometimes feeling ashamed of the way they look. We want to change that.
And it's not just about girls in guiding - to get their Free Being Me badge, they're challenged to take the message to their friends, schools and families, so thousands of girls will get a body-confidence boost.
The programme is delivered by Leaders or trained Peer Educators who each bring different delivery styles to the programme. Girls benefit whoever runs it - Leaders know the girls and their needs, while Peer Educators can bring similar life experiences and are fantastic role models.
Free Being Me was produced by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and the Dove Self-Esteem Project. It's being used in 146 countries around the world - in fact, we're part of a global body confidence revolution!
Want to know more? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have already had a session buy your Free Being Me badges from the online shop.
These resources explain how to deliver the session and get your girls to complete a Take Action Project:
There are also extra activities you can do with the girls to prepare them before they complete the Free Being Me badge.
Do you want your girls to be inspired by girls their own age? Book a Free Being Me session with one of our passionate trained Peer Educators.Book here