If your looking for ideas to make your meeting more fun while teaching your girls how to be friendly and helpful, you have come to the right place. Using some of these activities below to help your girls understand the best gift for being friendly is your smile and the best way to be helpful is to always do what you are asked at home, school and in your troop, without being asked twice.
I recommend the following activities that will reinforce being friendly and helpful:
- 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.
Friendly and Helpful Activity Booklet
Do you want to skip all the planning? If so, use the Friendly and Helpful 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
Role Play Being Friendly and Helpful
A way to practice being friendly and helpful is to role play scenarios of people being friendly and helpful. Let the girls come up with their own scenarios as well, below are a few ideas to get you started:
- Helping someone who is in a wheel chair
- Comforting someone who has just lost their pet
- Your friend drops her books how can you help her?
- Role play different ways you can be helpful at home
- How can you be helpful at school, helping your teacher.
- New girl just started at school, how can you be friendly and helpful?
- Your grandpa has groceries that need carried in from car
- Your mom is planting a garden in backyard how can you help?
Pinterest Finds you will love too
One of my all time 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 Friendly and Helpful Petal. Check them out here
Kaper Chart For Girls
This is a great way for your girls to practice and be friendly and helpful. As part of your petal work have girls make the chart. Here is a unique kaper chart with a monkey theme. Directions to make Kaper Chart. If you want other ideas, also check out my Kaper Chart Pinterest board with over 250 ideas.
Tune: London Bridge
If you want to add a SWAP craft to your meeting while learning about being friendly and helpful. This kit is from one of my favorite websites for scouting resources Makingfriends.com. It comes with everything you need to make 30 swaps. Click here to get yours.
What Do You Stand For? Character Building Card Game
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 any value you want to teach your girls. So make sure to pick out the ones you want for the specific value you are working on. Get yours here.
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.