My best self try-it

My Best Self Try-it

The My Best Self Try-it is part of the “It's Your World - Change It!” badge set introduced in 2011.

For the badges released in 2011, scouts must complete all of the activities listed to earn the badge.

Please add ideas to customize the Try-it activities and other useful resources below.

Activity #1: Get to Know Your BodyEdit

Activity #2: Eat and Play in a Healthy WayEdit

Go to the farmer's market! There are so many new foods to try that way. See my post on how you can meet several badge requirements by a visit at your local market.

Activity #3: Find out How Your Body WorksEdit

  • Model your digestive system with some crackers or bread (Cheerios work well!) and some citrus juice (orange or lemon juice) in a ziploc bag. Need more? Go on and make a small intestine with some pantyhose and cooked oatmeal.

Activity #4: Know What to Do If Something Bugs YouEdit

  • Make Worry Dolls, tell them all your worries before you go to bed, and then to put them under my pillow. That way you don’t have to worry anymore.

Activity #5: Meet a Health HelperEdit

Additional ResourcesEdit

  • The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls by Valorie Schaefer is a book that covers a lot of useful information for Girls 8-10 years old. It discusses how to take care of your body, covering "questions about your changing body, from hair care to healthy eating, bad breath to bras, periods to pimples, and everything in between."