Kenmare Guides, pictured, working on the Free Being Me programme which was run worldwide by The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. The programme is to encourage girls and young women to be themselves, to embrace their differences , to encourage acceptance and to love themselves as they are, strong, loyal, healthy young people. It also helps girls debunk the image myth, to defy societies celebrity looks and to be active and healthy. The girls took part in the 6 week programme and as our final piece of the programme, we made fantastic Tshirts with the logo and our individual messages on them to wear around Kenmare town on the last Guide night of the term while having a fun orienteering evening. Many thanks to Catherine who wrote a lovely piece about ‘Free Being Me’, we would like to extend thanks to all the girls and would like them to know how very proud we are of them and how much fun and life they bring to us each week. Heather Coombs, Marjorie Cavanagh, Sue Gray and Heather McClintock have had the pleasure of facilitating this course and running the girls Guiding programme.
“Free Being Me is a six-week program in which we learned about the image myth and that is okay to be yourself. Every week we did different activities, each teaching us something new about the image myth or helping us to have more confidence in ourselves and the way we look. Free Being Me was really fun and we learned a lot over the six weeks it took to complete the program.”
Catherine Woods on behalf of Kenmare Girl Guides.