5 Fun Activities To Help Your Girls Earn The Courageous and Strong Petal

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If your looking for ideas to make your meeting more fun while teaching your girls how to be courageous and strong you have come to the right place. Using some of these activities below to help your girls try new things even if their afraid because their sister scouts will help them.  Teach them that they can also be courageous by following rules even when their friends do not follow them.

I recommend the following activities that will reinforce being courageous and strong:

  • Practice with activities
  • Be creative with a craft
  • Get moving with a game
  • Put into action with a service project or real life experience.
  • Optionally: If I have a song that related, sing that as well.

Below are a few ideas to get you started.

Courageous and Strong Activity Booklet

Do you want to skip all the planning? If so, use the Courageous and Strong Activity booklet and take your girls on a garden adventure helping a family of fairies on a mission to teach the world how to live by very important values. Using the leader booklet and the girl’s activity booklet your girls will complete lots of activities to help their fairy friends plant flowers, water gardens, and learn how to put important values to live by into action. With step-by-step activities planned for you all you have to do is gather the supplies listed, you can’t ask for a easier way to run your meeting. Learn more about the activities included and get yours today!


Other Fun Activities To Try

Two things that are Scary: Try new foods and singing

  • Karaoke – Grab a mic and some kids music. Let the girls take turns singing in front of group.
  • Taste testing new foods – Try something new. Maybe even go with a theme like “Foods that are green. Now that is Courageous and Strong “

Is the egg Raw or Boiled?

You will need to have a dozen eggs. You can boil 6 of them and leave 6 raw.  Mix them up in the egg cartoon and number them. Have the girls take a piece of paper and write 1 – 12 and guess which are raw and which are boiled without picking them up. Then once done, have girls take turns seeing if they are right and break the egg over their hand, its all about being courageous enough to take the chance.

Stories of People and Animals Being Courageous and Strong

Juliette Gordon Low was the founder of GS and she had to be very Courageous and Strong to bring Scouting to Girls. Read her amazing story to your girls: Here Come the Girl Scouts!: The Amazing All-True Story of Juliette Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure

Is there things you wish you could just do without fear?  We all have a hard time doing things that are new in front of people with fear of failing or being laughed at. Here is a story of a brave giraffe that never gave up on his dream to dance at a party even when everyone said he couldn’t. Giraffes Can’t Dance

Few Pinterest Finds you will love too…

One of my favorite sites to visit is Using Resources Wisely. She is another amazing resource for you all to be sure to follow.  She shared 10 great ideas to help you earn the Courageous and Strong Petal. Check them out here

What Do You Stand For? Character Building Card Game (Game)

If you have read some of the other blog post for petal ideas I share this over and over, because its so great. I found this on amazon a while back and let me tell you its a great way to get your girls talking, it has amazing scenarios to work through, there are many cards that will fit into the other petals as well, so make sure to pick out the ones you want for the specific law you are working on. Get yours here: What Do You Stand For? Character Building Card Game

What do we do after your girls complete the activities?

Well of course give them the badge to display proudly on their vest, they earned it!  Additionally If you are like many leaders we want to award our girls when they complete something even beyond just the patch. One great way to show achievement is with a certificate. Don’t worry you don’t have to make them, I found a resource that has done all the work for you and all you have to do is print them and customize the certificates with each girl’s name, badge or award earned, date, and troop leader.  Editable certificates perfect for awarding girls after earning a badge.


Garden Fairy Fun Patches 

You are going to love these cute adorable fun patches to put on the back of your girl’s vest. I partnered with a amazing company Advantage Emblems and they are producing and shipping the patches. You can buy them individually or as a complete set.

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My name is Jodi Carlson, I am a mom, wife, & web designer and come with 25 years of GS experience. I am now sharing my experiences and helping other Girl leaders be great and successful and shape today’s girls to be the leaders of tomorrow. I was blessed with a Son in March of 2015 and stepped down as a full time girl leader, but missed planning and volunteering, so I decided after 25 years I have so many ideas to inspire girls and help leaders so I choose to build this blog and it has grown into a resource beyond GS, I am reaching girl leaders in many organizations.