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This weekend, from Friday, October 22, through Sunday, October 24, Girl Scouts of the USA and Dove are inviting girls to participate in the Dove Self-Esteem Weekend.

The events are part of the Dove Movement for Self-Esteem that encourages women and girls to create a world in which beauty is a source of confidence, not anxiety. Katie Couric, Abigail Breslin, Lea Michele, and Dove Movement for Self-Esteem Youth Ambassador, Katherine Schwarzenegger, are just a few of the women who will share messages of inspiration with participants.

The program encourages women to spend one hour on a self-esteem building activity with a girl in their lives over the course of the weekend, helping her develop a positive relationship with beauty. Participants can register their weekend activities on the interactive map on dovemovement.com. The map will serve as a visual representation of support for this cause, and can also be used to locate activities open to the public.

Sounds like the perfect opportunity to grab your niece, little sister or cousin and take her for a mini-spa treatment or take a hike, or just hang out for an hour and share some stories with each other!

It's perfect timing, in light of all the horrible bullying that's come to light of late.