Being the best I can be

Includes: Indoors, Promise, Team building and friendship

Activity time:
< 10 mins

Age:
4+

Cost:
Low
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Together we are stronger

Trying your best when alone isn’t always easy, so get girls united with their friends

Overview

  1. Split the girls into small groups.
  2. Ask the groups to choose a challenge. They could use the suggestions below or make one up themselves.
  3. Each member of the group has a go at the challenge on her own. Can anyone do it?
  4. Ask the group to try to do the challenge as a group, helping each other out. Did they manage it this time? 
  5. Ask them to try another challenge on their own and then as a group.

Challenge suggestions:

  • Build a bridge with lolly sticks or newspaper.
  • Name everyone in the unit in 60 seconds.
  • Do 200 star jumps in 60 seconds.
  • Carry five beanbags on your head from one end of the hall to the other.

Planning checklist

Safety notes

Promise activities may encourage girls to talk about their own backgrounds and belief systems. Read our guidance on including all girls.

Trips and falls are easy to prevent with a proper risk assessment – download our Being Prepared guidance to find out more.

Section Number of girls per adult
Rainbows 5
Brownies 8
Guides 12

How many adults are needed?

Use this calculator to find out the ratio of girls to adults that is required for this activity

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2 adults needed