Be You Challenge

Be You Crest

Everywhere they go, girls are bombarded with images and expectations of who they should be and what they should look like. The Girl Guides of Canada–Guides du Canada Be You Challenge has been designed to help girls develop their self-esteem and self-acceptance in order to embrace their uniqueness and their personal brand of beauty.
Developed with the National Eating Disorders Information Centre (NEDIC), the Be You Challenge replaces the Love Yourself Challenge and addresses some of the challenges that girls are facing in the everyday lives.  This Challenge seeks to help girls became more aware of the way they perceive themselves and others with a focus on three main themes:

  • Media and Society: “Be You–nique” in the face of pressures to conform
  • Self-Acceptance: “Be You–rself” by making choices that help them to be true to themselves
  • Healthy Lifestyle: “Be true to You” by taking care of yourself inside and out

Branch activity packages

When you finish the Be You Challenge, please share your feedback in a short survey! Your survey will be entered in a draw on June 1st to win one of five $50 gift cards! Click here to begin.

Enjoyed Be You and want to take the challenge further? Try Free Being Me with your group - a global badge programme from WAGGGS and Dove designed to strengthen body confidence, defy social pressures and give girls the freedom to be themselves. Download the activity packs here!