How do you raise a confident girl? What does that really mean for her future?
When your girl is confident, she’s taking control of her life and fearlessly charging ahead. Confident girls are able to grow up feeling secure in their body image, secure in their skills and secure in their decisions.
According to PBS’ Raising A Powerful Girl, there are several ways to raise a girl of confidence. One way is through activities.
“Full engagement with an activity she loves will give her the opportunity to master challenges, which will boost her self-esteem and resilience and affirm intrinsic values rather than appearance,” says Rachel Simmons, author of Odd Girl Out. “Having a passion lets her go shoot baskets or play an instrument, for example, instead of being swept up in online drama.”
As Girl Scouts, we have to say that camp is the perfect venue for a girl to learn new skills and gain confidence as she begins to master them. During sessions of activities, girls become more confident as they learn archery, outdoor cooking, knots, astronomy, trail signs and other skills. Having the girls work together, to lead and encourage each other, only helps to boost their self-esteem.
We have to admit, camp is the place for girls to grow confident in themselves.
Sessions 8 & 9 are still open for registration at Camp Azalea Trails and Camp Skyland Ranch!
Financial aid is available. Register before summer is over!