ERIC Number: ED311367
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Girls Are Great. Contemporary Issues: Growing Up Female.
Mosatche, Harriet S.; And Others
This document is designed to help Girl Scout leaders understand the maturation of girls and how to assist the girls in their development. The information and activities described in this booklet are designed to help girls see themselves in a positive way, understand some of the forces that influence them as they develop, and cope with the stresses they will inevitably encounter. Issues related to physical well-being are discussed, including puberty, physical fitness, nutrition and diet, eating disorders, and obesity. Issues related to psychological factors are described, focusing on self-esteem, body image, and coping with stress. Social, cultural, and institutional factors are discussed, including social roles, sex roles and stereotypes, schools, media, and language. Specific tips for Girl Scout leaders to help girls to grow into healthy, mature women and feel good about themselves are provided. Suggested troop/group activities designed to help build self-esteem, provide positive ways for coping with the stresses of growing up female, provide avenues for overcoming sex-role stereotypes, and help girls to enjoy being female are described. These activities are grouped by Scouting levels. Links to Girl Scouting programs are given and a resource list of organizations is provided. Supportive materials for girls and adults are listed. (ABL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Females, Helping Relationship, Individual Development, Mentors, Self Concept, Well Being
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Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., New York, NY.