When working through the Daisy petals, you'll come across the "Courageous and Strong" petal. Troops will likely want to add some games into their meeting to get the girls engaged but to also drive home the message of the Courageous and Strong petal.
Here are a few of our favorite Be Strong and Courageous games for maximum fun!
Have the girls line in up two rows with their arms out in front of them. One by one, have a girl stand at the top of the group, close their eyes, and lean backward to fall on the outstretched arms. It takes courage to trust your troop to catch you when you fall.
A tip: don't force the girls to participate. Sometimes speaking up about being scared is showing courage. :)
Blindfolded Guessing Game
The unknown is often scary. This blindfold guessing game will cause some apprehension because the girls won't know what they're touching.
Gather a few large boxes and cut a hole in the top large enough to fit an arm. Now put different items of different textures in a bowl and cover it with the box. Have the girls go one by one and place their hands in the box to touch the object.
One of the concepts that we like to teach when going through this petal is that strength comes in many forms. Sometimes it's the strength to stand up for yourself and others. Maybe it's the strength to do hard things or to persevere during hard times.
Have the girls draw themselves in a cape and decorate their Superhero cape. Have them write down what their superhero strength is. Give them ideas such as trying new things, being a good friend, being kind to others, working hard at difficult tasks, etc.
Download our Superhero Strength activity sheet for this activity.
Courage to Fail
Many of us have a fear of failure and as a result, we don't do things because we're afraid. It takes courage to do hard things. This activity is designed to reframe failures as just practice towards success.
Have the girls think about something they do really well. It could be sports, reading, art, being a good friend. Have them share that with the troop. Now have them share something that they find difficult, a mistake they made recently, or a time when they didn't know the answer. You can start the sharing process and then reframing it as a "First Attempt In Learning" (FAIL).
Example: I am learning how to draw but my drawings aren't that good. But with every new drawing I finish, I learn more about what I like and don't like about my drawings so I can work on that in the future. I also learn about what I like to draw and what I don't like to draw. So I can use that information in the next picture I make. Hopefully with enough practice I will get better.