Free to B. Resilient Patch Program

What is the Free to B. Resilient Patch Program?  This program, based on the book Frieda B. Knows It's True... You Are Free to Be YOU, encourages girls to view conflict differently - not as "the bad thing that happens" but "the thing that challenges me to tell a story of greatness." Leaning on God, one step at a time, through conflict, produces a faith and a hope that bring purpose to our stories and light to the world. 
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“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” ~Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)

Book upon which FBR is based: Frieda B. Knows It's True... You Are Free to Be YOU  

It's True: You, dear reader, are free to be the one-of-a-kind, never-before-told, amazing and very important story you carry right inside you. Within the other Frieda B. books, Frieda shares her own story and dreams and adventures with you. But in this book, Frieda wants to celebrate the story of YOU. So come along as she and we embark on an adventure better than any other… discovering, exploring, dreaming about - and capturing in your very own storybook - who YOU uniquely are free to be.

Leaders and Pi/Pas, before you lead FBR, watch this: 

FBR Guides & Worksheet (free & printable).

In addition to the book and patches, these free guides and worksheet provide everything you need to custom-create an FBR event that’s just right for your Troop. Click on any image or title below to take you to a page where you can fully view and/or print the resource.

Main Guide. This guide covers the essentials for the FBR Program, including step-by-step instructions for exploring: the Frieda B. story/lesson; Fight or Flight... or Face; the foundational scripture verse [Philippians 4:13]; and the Armor of God. 




Activities Guide. Four activities to choose from, to help your girls better internalize the basics of resilience: The Armor of God Worksheet; "Simon Says Fight or Flight" group game; the Hands Activity; and creating your own Storybook. 




The Armor of God Worksheet. This worksheet helps girls to capture what they learn while exploring Ephesians 6:10-18. 



More to Explore... 

FBR Program Patch and Requirements. To earn a Free to B. Resilient Patch, a girl must: work through all 4 steps and prayer in the FBR Main Guide, and complete at least two of the activities listed in the FBR Activities Guide.  Patches can be purchased in our online Frieda B. Store, as well as in the AHGstore. 


The Frieda B. series has been named Best Picture Book Series by the National Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards. Each book serves as the foundation for each of the Free to B. Patch Programs created for AHG. Frieda B. Herself is the basis of the Free to B. a Blessing ProgramFrieda B. Meets Man in the Moon is the book upon which the Free to B. True Program is based. Frieda B. and the Zillabeast is the foundation for the Frieda B. Kindness Ambassador Program. Frieda B. and the Finkledee Ink provides the backdrop for the Free to B. a Leader Program. Frieda B. A Great Day at the Dog Park is the foundational book for the Free to See with My Heart Program. And Frieda B. Knows It's True... You Are Free to Be YOU is the foundation of the Free to B. Resilient Program

Signed copies of all Frieda B. books are available to your Troop and families via our AHG Group Sales program. Using our Group Sales Form, your Troop and families can order as many copies as you’d like – and Renata will sign each book! And, we’ll ship them at no charge directly to you. We’ll continue to offer this program as long as Renata is able to keep up with demand. Click here for the printable Group Sales Form.

Frieda B. Author Renata Bowers created fictional character Frieda B. to encourage children to dream big and believe they, too, are free to be their own one-of-a-kind, very important story. “We each have this incredibly valuable story, like a lightbulb, inside us,” Renata says. “And so many of us either don’t know it’s there, or believe we’re not good enough or have time enough to light it.  The truth is, your story is there, always. All you need to do is dream big and flip the switch. God will guide you through the rest.” Renata co-founded Frieda B., LLC with friend Paula LaJoie to create and provide a growing line of books, products and services designed to encourage and inspire the story within. Interested in bringing Renata to your school or event? Learn more here.

Live Zoom Visits with Renata! Renata would love to Zoom with your Leaders and/or Troop as part of a Free to B. event. Would you like a personal book-reading? A presentation/discussion related to a Free to B. program?  Q&A session? She’ll tailor the visit entirely to your needs. Zoom visits are scheduled based on availability. Fees are $50 for 30 minutes, and $75 for 45 minutes. For questions or requests, send us an email at or give us a call at 860.763.0330.

Feel Free to Ask or Share! If you have questions about Frieda B. and/or any of the programs we create for AHG, just give us a holler. Also, we’d love your stories, pictures, ideas on how you made these programs your own. Just send us an email at or call us at 860.763.0330. And you’ll find lots of great uplifting and inspiring information on our Frieda B. Facebook page. Consider friending us at