Thursday, June 16, 2011

It's Your Story, Tell It Through Cheerleading!

Ohio's Coshocton Tribune reports that a recent Girl Scout event taught participants about self-confidence and breaking stereotypes. The Girl Scout Leadership Journey activity, "It's Your Story, Tell It Through Cheerleading," helped girls develop practical life skills around healthy living.

Nine Junior scouts divided into two groups for a breaking stereotypes session. One side of the table sat a group stereotyped as softball jocks while the other side sat as band geeks. Once the girls broke through the exterior of the stereotype, they realized that differences can be a good thing.

"Everyone has different personalities and talents," Girl Scout Paige Jackson said. "Every girl needs to be a sister to every Girl Scout."

The day ended with cheerleading activites, aimed at encouraging self-esteem and self-expression.