74% of girls agree that “most girls my age use social networking sites to make themselves look cooler than they really are.”
When thinking about themselves, most girls claim they portray a more well-rounded image in person than they do online.
In person, girls say they come across as smart (82%), fun (82%), funny (80%), kind (76%), a good influence (59%), outgoing (55%), cool (55%), and social/confident (51% each).
The most frequent words girls use to describe how they come across based solely on their online profile are fun (54%), funny (52%), and social (48%).
Girl Scouts learn that through cooperation and collaboration anything is possible. From starting a camp fire, to earning their First Aid badge they see the value of supporting one another.
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In the classroom. With your team. In your clubs. With your friends. Watch your words. Recognize negative terms and words that you use in every day conversation that puts down women or girls. “Stop being bossy.” “You throw like a girl.” “Man up.” “Stop being such a girl.”
These phrases send negative messages to girls that they are not strong enough, not smart enough or not good enough.
#Standbesideher in your school! Get involved with our positive poster program that challenges girls to decorate their school bathrooms with encouraging messages! Visit our Resources for Girls page to download your free materials and join in this fun way to #standbesideher at school today!
A Stand Beside Her Social Media Campaign that encourages purposeful posting where girls feel empowered to like themselves first instead of caving to the social pressure of creating a perfect and unattainable image.
Challenge: Share a picture that highlights what qualities make you feel most confident! The people, the place, the activity - whatever it is that makes you, YOU!
Girls can Stand Beside Her in so many ways. Encourage your girls to be a part of the movement by taking the Stand Beside Her Pledge for Girls or theStand Beside Her Pledge for Teens. Click the links to download the printable pledge of your choice.
Share pictures of girls taking the pledge with us! Email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Get your troop involved in the Stand Beside Her Movement by participating in the National Stand Beside Her Movement patch program. Check out the activities created for each Girl Scout Grade Level that highlight a part of the Girl Scout Law. From Daisies to Ambassadors, there are ways for you and your troop to “#standbesideher!
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