Signed To Be Kind History

Signed To Be Kind was launched in 2020 as a way for families to discover and unlock their strength of Kindness by practicing kindness within their family, in their community, and the world! Families loved the simple tips to share kindness they received via email and text. 

In 2021, we launched the Signed To Be Kind Girl Scout Patch Program. To earn this fun patch, scouts were encouraged to complete various intentional acts of kindness. Over 300 scouts in 40 troops completed the program and earned their patches! 

Signed To Be Kind Goes International!

This year we were contacted by the USA Girl Scout Overseas troop in Naples, Italy, to get more information about the program. During a community kindness event held earlier this month, 50 scouts participated in Signed To Be Kind, earning their patch and spreading Kindness worldwide! The troop found Signed to be Kind during an online search and liked the various activities and four ways to demonstrate kindness for different age groups. 

“The girls had a great time, and it was so nice seeing how excited all the girls were to get their patches,” troop representative Clariza Johnson said. 

The mission of Girl Scouts Overseas is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. “Our branch is located in Naples, Italy, and we are providing a way to have consistency for girls of military parents. We have 11 troops that are in the ranges of kindergarten through high school.”  Johnson said. 

The kindness event brought older girls and younger girls together to learn about the power of kindness. “Our kindness event had the older girls teaching the younger girls the importance of being kind to themselves, their family, community, and the world, Johnson said. “They taught them that no matter their age, they can do small acts to be kind that creates a ripple effect that makes the world a better place.”

The scouts aren’t done with kindness yet, either. “We plan to spread kindness by paying it forward any chance we get, Johnson commented. “We have a community event coming up where they will go caroling on the base and give out hot chocolate.”

Let’s Change The World With Kindness

We could all use a little more kindness in our lives. And while it’s nice when kind acts enter our lives at seemingly random moments, what if everyone approached being kind intentionally?

Kindness, above all your strengths, can change the world. Being kind makes you feel better physically and emotionally. Kindness improves your relationships with your family. Being kind increases your sense of community and brings you closer to those important persons in your life. Kindness can help shape and improve your worldview. 

Signed to be Kind challenges you and your family to be intentional about sharing your strength of kindness with yourself, your family, and your community, and by doing so, making the world a kinder and better place. Once you’ve signed the pledge, you will receive weekly text messages motivating you to be kind to yourself, your family, your community, and the WORLD! Learn more about Signed to be Kind here. Have a girl scout troop and are ready to earn the Signed to be Kind badge? Download your packet and get started today! 

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