Girls tend to hold themselves to impossible standards of perfection. Often, girls would rather stay silent than risk a wrong answer. Teaching girls that failure is a part of life helps them begin to approach challenges without fear.
Be Bold. Be Brave. Raise Your Hand.
When Girl Scout Junior Alice T. (pictured on the right) noticed that boys were aggressively participating in activities at a school fair, she started to worry that girls were fading into the background. Now, Alice has a message for girls everywhere to help them have more confidence, step up and become leaders: Girl Scouts Raise Your Hand.
- Sign the pledge below and commit to raising your hand in class
when you think you know the answer or have a question. Not 100%
sure? That’s ok! Take a risk and try anyway.
- Recruit three girls (they don’t have to be Girl Scouts!) to take
the Girl Scout Raise Your Hand pledge.
- Tell us how raising your hand made you feel. Did it become easier to raise your hand the more you did it? Take a picture showing us how you raise your hand, and upload it to Facebook.com/gscnc using #gsRaiseYourHand. In the caption, share with us how the challenge went.
- Visit our Girl Scout shop and purchase a
Raise Your Hand participation patch.
Fill out the online pledge form below and click here to download a printable version that you can sign and keep as a reminder, or share with friends!
I pledge to be bold, to be brave and to raise my hand in class.
1. Teach her to embrace failure
2. Encourage teamwork
3. Get her outdoors
4. Inspire self-acceptance
5. Connect her with mentors