Next Steps : Take Action
Make the Change
It’s time to put your plan into action!
Beforehand, you might like to discuss with the group:
How will you know your Take Action project has been a success?
What are you most excited about?
Do you have any worries? (Work together to solve those before you start)
Take photos or film your event.
Ask people you reach for feedback on their experience. Count the number of people who took part.
Tell us all about your Take Action project at www.free- being-me.com! Let us know what you did and how many people you reached!
Share the Change
Great work! The Take Action project(s) has happened, and you’ve reached children and young people in your community with your Free Being Me message.
We are sure your group doesn’t want to stop there…
Make a little time to evaluate Free Being Me – the activities and your Take Action project. Here’s one way you could do this:
River journey: Participants describe their journey from Session One to Session Five of the Free Being Me as a river journey, starting near the source and travelling
Where did the river flow fast and they enjoy it and learn a lot? Were there any trees blocking their way? Did they reach forks in the river where they had to make decisions? Did the way they looked at the world around them change on their journey?
Ask participants to share their journey, talking it through with the whole group, or small groups.
Award your group members with their Free Being Me badge! You could plan a celebration at the same time, to congratulate yourselves on all you’ve achieved for your own body confidence, and for others.
Look forward… My pledge
How can you keep sharing your Free Being Me messages, and connect with Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world?
Share what you’ve done: share the plans, pictures and quotes from your Take Action project with others all around the world, on www.free-being-me. com. Inspire others, and be inspired!
Use your pledge cards! Remind participants about the pledge cards they created in Session Four, and encourage them to keep them on display at home.
Remember the messages your group has learned from Free Being Me, and keep them alive in future Girl Guide/Girl Scout activities.
We’ve all learned a lot from Free Being Me – we know that there’s no such thing as one way to look beautiful, and that being body confident and
celebrating what makes us different and special can help us feel happy to be ourselves. We’ve learned that around the world, there are many different ways to be beautiful, and that what’s inside us matters the most.
So what will we do now we’ve finished Free Being Me? Look back at your Pledge Card, and share what you have pledged with the group.
Why not remind your group about their pledges in a month’s time and find out how they’re getting on?
Thank you for taking part in Free Being Me. We hope your group participants have enjoyed it, learned a lot and feel empowered to take their messages out to everyone they meet.
Don’t forget to share what you’ve done on the www.free-being-me.com, and join the worldwide body confidence revolution!!