Girl Scouts® Introduces the Becoming Me Program

In collaboration with Michelle Obama and Penguin Random House

Photo Credit: (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)

On Friday, their 109th Birthday, Girl Scouts of the USA announced the Becoming Me program, a collaboration with Penguin Random House and Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama. Following the recent publication of Mrs. Obama’s book, Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers, the Becoming Me  program will give girls an opportunity to embark on their journeys to become their best selves.  The program will include a virtual event with Mrs. Obama and will walk girls through earning three badges at each Girl Scout level.

“Mrs. Obama is a cultural leader and a champion for girls and women,” said GSUSA Interim CEO Judith Batty. “Her journey described in Becoming closely aligns with our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character. It is a story of sharing joys and triumphs, as well as the bumps and bruises along the way. Our Becoming Me program will challenge participants to look inside themselves to define who they are and who they want to become, just as Mrs. Obama does in Becoming.”

“I am so pleased to be working with Girl Scouts of the USA on the Becoming Me program,” says Mrs. Obama.  “It is a joy and privilege to support young girls along their journeys of becoming, working together to unlock the unique and profound power that lies within each of our own stories.”

Girl Scouts’ Becoming Me program will be free to all Girl Scouts enrolled for the 2021–22 membership year. Drawing on Girl Scouts’ programming the program will explore key themes in BecomingAdapted for Young Readers.

The program includes:

  • A six to eight week experience centered around core themes from Mrs. Obama’s Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers that align with the Girl Scout mission, such as knowing and telling your story, maintaining mental health and wellness, and supporting and nurturing girls on their own journeys.
  • A journal activity where girls will reflect on their personal experiences as they answer the question “Who are you, and who do you want to become?”
  • A facilitator guide to help volunteers lead Girl Scouts through their journeys and free digital downloads, including modified Becoming journal content and an excerpt from Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers.
  • Admission to a virtual event featuring a conversation between Girl Scouts and Mrs. Obama, where she’ll explore the themes in Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers and how they relate to Girl Scouts’ and young people’s experiences today.

The Becoming Me program will launch in early May 2021 and an exclusive Becoming Me patch will be available to purchase. Learn more by visiting girlscouts.org/BecomingMe.

Source Girl Souts of the USA via PR Newswire