How You Can Ban Bossy

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Girl Scouts partner to “ban bossy”. The Ban Bossy campaign launched earlier this month and you’ve probably seen Facebook posts, Youtube videos, Twitter tweets, Pinterest pins, news features and more advertising for this campaign.

Have you seen this one?

The goal of this campaign is to encourage leadership in girls. By middle school, girls are less interested in leading than boys—a trend that continues into adulthood. There are so many ways for you to get involved.

[Anyone] Take the pledge to Ban Bossy today!

[Parents] Cultivate your daughter’s sense of self and motivation to lead.

[Teachers] Implement exercises to encourage better classroom communication and goal planning.

[Troop Leaders] Incorporate Ban Bossy elements into you Girl Scout troop meetings!
Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes can take part through an activity called I-Statements that encourages them to speak confidently and directly about their feelings. (A short tutorial video was created for you to confidently facilitate the activity.)

To learn more about the Ban Bossy campaign, visit

About Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois

We build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.
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