Life Skills

Brownie My Best Self Badge Activity


Create a “Happy Box” 

To find ways to cheer yourself up when you’re feeling down. 

Activity Details

Time needed: 10–15 minutes

Materials needed: 

  • Box or bag
  • Five things found at home that make you happy


Sometimes you get a stomachache because you’re nervous. Or you might feel shy when you’re sad or have a hard time sleeping when you’re angry. Luckily, there are things you can do to feel better during these times!

Create a “happy box” with five things that make you smile. Find a box or bag. Fill it with your favorite books and toys, soft things to hug, or photos of happy times or people you love. The next time you feel worried or upset, get out your box or bag and feel the smile spread across your face.

Troop Leaders:  The instructions for all badge steps are available free of charge in your  Girl Scout Volunteer Toolkit.

Girl Scouts at Home activities have been adapted from existing Girl Scout programming and optimized for use at home during a period of social distancing.

Adapted from step 4 of the Brownie My Best Self Badge. This activity is part of the Superhero Girl Scouts Patch. Visit the Girls are Superheroes page to complete all requirements and earn the patch.