Ban Bossy

Ban Bossy, a national public service initiative, co-sponsored by Girl Scouts and the Lean In Foundation, is aimed at helping girls become leaders.

When a little boy asserts himself, he's called a “leader.” Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded “bossy.” Words like bossy send a message: don't raise your hand or speak up. By middle school, girls are less interested in leading than boys—a trend that continues into adulthood.

Together we can encourage girls to lead! Use these tips and tools to talk to your troop about banning bossy.

Troop Leader Resource Page

Leadership Tips

Leadership Tips for Girls

Ban Bossy Troop Activity

Girl Scout Ban Bossy website

Go to the full Ban Bossy website for more!

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Visit the Badgerland Shops for Ban Bossy t-shirts, totes, patches and more.

 Ban Bossy t-shirt  Ban Bossy totoe bag

Ban Bossy patch