About this story

Name: Girl Scouts of Japan, Shimane
Troop name: Girl Scouts of Japan, Chugoku & Shikoku Area
Country: Japan

41 senior scouts and 4 ranger scouts from the Chugoku area and Shikoku area gathered in Shimane on September 16-18 to participate in sessions of Free Being Me.
They learnt how images of ideal women, like models and actresses, are made by computers and such and also learnt what real beauty is.
They thought about what harm could be caused by trying to become a “beautiful” woman and argued against it.
They also thought about their strong points, such as their personality, and shared them in their patrol.
They gained confidence in themselves and raised their self-esteem through this project.