Future Girl Acts

A week of working together to tackle plastic pollution. 30 September – 6 October 2019

None of us likes seeing plastic bottles in our parks and on our streets. And we’ve seen the damage that plastic rubbish can do to our oceans. Together we can change this.

Future Girl Acts is our new annual week of taking action on the issues highlighted in Future Girl. Each year we'll come together to tackle a key problem girls care about. This year it's plastic pollution - part of our Planet Protectors topic.

We can all make small changes and use less plastic– and this does make a difference. But imagine what we can do when we all - Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers and volunteers - come together to make our voices heard. It’s a game changer.

When we all get involved we can really make a difference to our world and the animals that we share it with.

What’s the plan for Future Girl Acts?

Plastic pollution is a big problem - so we need to do something big to fix it.

We're going to inspire everyone to recycle more and use less plastic. And we're going to show them how much we care about it.

In our units, we’ll be creating sculptures out of used plastic bottles to show how much we want to protect the planet from plastic pollution. And we'll take to social media to show what we've done. Using #FutureGirlActs to show the world that we can be a powerful force for change.

What do I need to do?

For now, keep 30 September – 6 October free in your planning.

In July we'll release a new unit meeting activity to do in that week. It will tell you all you need to know to take part in Future Girl Acts - including tips on collecting plastic waste and recycling it afterwards. The week of Future Girl Acts is just the start of our action on plastic, so look out for more ways to get involved.

What's the problem with plastic?

Girls want people to take better care of our precious planet and the animals we share it with. It's something they really want to change so they can have a better future.

Last year, 76,000 girls and young women told us what they care about the most, and plastic pollution was a top issue. We want everyone – including the people in charge - to join us in taking action to recycle more. And less of the plastic that harms our planet and our wildlife.

So, get ready to make a change. Together, we’re unstoppable.