Mask up

Includes: Indoors, Arts and crafts, Health and well-being, Promise

Activity time:
< 10 mins


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Reveal your true self

This activity encourages group discussion about identity


  1. The group gets into pairs and sits back to back.
  2. Each member of the pair then draws the outline of their partner’s face, and adds to it all the things that represent the character of that person.
  3. The pairs then face each other and discuss each drawing. Is it a true representation? Is the image that others have of us the image we would like them to have? How many of the images relate to the Guide Laws? How can we take off the masks that we all wear to reveal our true selves?

Planning checklist

Safety notes

Promise activities may encourage girls to talk about their own backgrounds and belief systems. Read our guidance on including all girls.

Activity around health and wellbeing can sometimes encourage disclosures from girls about their own experiences. Make sure you can support girls fully by reading our guidance on managing concerns, and see our list of support organisations for further guidance.

Section Number of girls per adult
Rainbows 5
Brownies 8
Guides 12

How many adults are needed?

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2 adults needed