As a Daisy Girl Scout, the girls will have the opportunity to earn 10 petals, 4 leaves and the center of the flower. Each Petal representing a different part of the Girl Scout Law. Today’s post is about the Courageous and Strong law. There is no right or wrong way to approach teaching your girls about the law to earn the petal, but for me I always try to follow the following pattern
- Practice the Law
- Be Creative (Law Craft)
- Have some fun (Game related to law)
- Put the Law into action
- Optionally: If I have a song that relates to the law we will sing that as well.
In the Girl Scout Leader guide book it doesn’t give much in way of requirements for Daisy Girl Scouts, even though the Girl Scout guide book does not call for a specific number of things the girls have to complete to earn the petal I follow the above pattern with each of the petals. I feel by doing multiple activities for each law it will help the girls to remember the values and laws they learned.
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Fun Courageous and Strong Law Activities
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 ‘Daisy’ Gordon Low was the founder go Girl Scouts 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 ‘Daisy’ 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
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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 (Law 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 Girl Scout Laws 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
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