How to Earn the Red Daisy Petal-Courageous and Strong

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The red Daisy Scout Petal stands for “Courageous and Strong”.  Here is an activity to help your girls earn that petal.


This book can be read as a springboard for the activity.

Before the meeting, fill one storage container for each girl with the same food-wet spaghetti, jello, pudding, yogurt, whipped cream-anything you can think of. Place these containers in brown bags and do not let the girls see what is inside! Make sure none of your girls have food allergies and bring plenty of wipes if a sink is not available!

At the meeting, ask your girls what it means to be “courageous”.  Do they know what courage means?  It means to try something overcome your fear.  Ask the girls about a time when they tried something new or that they were afraid of, like riding a two-wheeler, learning to swim, going to a new school or even trying brussel sprouts!

While you are doing the questioning, ask your co-leader or volunteer to carefully uncover the containers.

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Divide the girls into groups and have them put their hand in the container-if they are courageous enough!  Discuss how they felt before and after the activity, especially when they found out it was only cold spaghetti!

Once the girls have cleaned up, you can talk about the importance of eating right and exercising to stay strong.  Talk about some healthy foods they could eat. Play some music and exercise or play freeze dance.  If you are able, go outside and do this!  Fresh air also makes you strong.

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