Morals and values
Explore what makes you, you
Have you ever wondered how your surroundings and beliefs influence who you are? How do your views and beliefs affect your day to day life? If you made the Guide Promise, how has it helped you develop your beliefs? Explore what’s important to you and the effect it has on your life.
1. What’s important to you?
From exams to friends and everything in between, life can be hectic. It’s easy to let things important to you slip down your to-do list.
Create something to represent you – maybe you could take a selfie or draw a stick person. Place it in the middle of a space or sheet of paper.
Think about the things that are important to you – it could be politics, religion, music, Girlguiding, baking, sport, education, human rights – it’s up to you. Find items, write labels or draw symbols to represent these.
Place the things most important to you next to your representation and the less important ones further away. Look at what you’ve made, are there any areas of your life you need to focus on more? Or any you need to spend less time on?
2. Beliefs and values
Think about your own beliefs and values. Where do they come from? How have they developed? How do they influence your life day to day? How do they make you the person you are?
Find out about two beliefs different to your own. They don’t have to be linked to religion - they could be to do with things like vegetarianism, a book you’re passionate about or astrology.
If you can, talk to someone who holds these beliefs, or visit a place linked to them. If this isn’t possible, watch a video on YouTube or listen to a podcast.
3. Make time for what you value
Take some time to think about what you’ve learned about yourself from the first two challenges. Are there any areas of your life you should spend more time on? Or maybe you’ve found areas you spend too much time on.
Using your thoughts and reflections, come up with a personal goal you’d like to achieve in the next week or month. For example, if you said baking or reading philosophy was important to you in challenge one you could make time to try a new recipe or read a new book.
You have to achieve your goal to complete this challenge.
- Make sure your parent/carer knows you’re talking to other people and who they are.
- Never talk to strangers on your own.
- If you feel worried or confused by any of the answers given, talk to an adult you trust straight away.
To keep safe online, I will…
- Not share any personal information on the internet (my full name, my home or school address, my phone number or my email address).
- Only download files on to my devices with permission from my parent/carer.
- Always ask permission before uploading photos or videos online. If I send pictures, I am aware that these can be forwarded onto others.
- Tell my parent/carer, teacher or leader if something online worries or upsets me.
- Only add people online that I know in the real world.
- Be wary of emails that contain unknown links. I know clicking links can download viruses or other harmful files onto my devices.
- Treat people online with the same respect as I would in the real world. I will never write anything that might hurt or upset someone.
- Not meet up with someone that I have met online and if someone asks me to do so, I will tell a parent/carer.
- Think carefully about what I read, hear and see online, and not trust information unless I have checked it on other websites or in books, or have asked an adult about it.