Life Skills

My Family Story Badge Activity


Make a Family Crest

Use colors and symbols to show what’s important to your family.

Activity Details

Time needed: 30–45 minutes

Materials needed:

  • Drawing paper
  • Crayons, markers, or colored pencils
  • Transferrable paper, iron, and T-shirt (optional)

Activity: In some countries, each family has a crest. A crest is a picture that uses colors and symbols to show what’s important to the family. Think of what is important to your family, then draw your own crest.  Talk about why you drew it in just that way.

For More FUN: Ask an adult to print out your crest on transferable paper, and iron it onto a T-shirt for you to wear.

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 5 of the Brownie My Family Story badge. Purchase the Brownie It's Your World Activity Set to complete all the requirements and earn the badge.