Think about the first time something you saw happening in your community that made you feel strongly. Perhaps you were delighted the first time you participated in a cookie sale fundraiser and wanted to make sure everyone had just as much fun. Perhaps you were angry the first time you saw someone being excluded because of their race, religion, or gender. Perhaps you were sad the first time you saw someone separated from a loved one. These feelings are closely associated with your personal values and individual identity. Identity maps help us label the things that are most important to who we are.
For this section of the Advocacy Guide, do all three activities in order to begin exploring your Girl Scout’s identity – who she is and how her identity is connected to her personal values. She’ll use her identity and personal values to identify a personal issue for which to advocate.