Families Are Key to a Girl’s Self Esteem

Oct 15, 2010 Posted in Newsroom, Press Releases

Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) is sponsoring programming the weekend of October 22-24, as part of the Dove Self-Esteem Weekend, whose purpose is to encourage women and girls to create a world in which beauty is a source of confidence, not anxiety.

Although the media, peers, and pop culture influence children, parents still hold more sway than they think when it comes to having an impact on a daughter's developing self-esteem. For that reason, GSWPA has created family programming in all areas of the council for girls and their families. Current members and future members of Girl Scouting are invited to attend with their parents or adult family members and siblings.

Fall Family Fest will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m.-4p.m. at Camp Curry Creek in Jefferson County, and is open to all girls in grades K-12 and their families. Cost is $5/person and includes family games, storytelling and folklore while exploring the nature center.

Two Camp Creepy Family Fun events will also be held on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 5-9 p.m. at Camp Redwing in Butler County and Camp Hawthorne Ridge in Erie County. Both events are for girls in grades K-5 and their families, and cost $15 / child.

Girl Scouting provides many ways that a parent and a girl can find activities that they both enjoy and can do regularly together. Many Girl Scout volunteers have acknowledged that making these connections with their daughters have helped them to create a special bond that opens up lines of communication—even when their girl gets older.

Register online by Friday, Oct. 22, 2010. To attend these events, visit gswpa.org and select the “Online Registration” button at the top of the homepage. Either activate you account or log in. Select Fall Family Fest or Camp Creepy under the Now Featuring section.

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