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Literary Heroines

(Discover Character)

By Suzanne Vicoryosmanson

(You may use any higher level requirement as an optional requirement.)

 

Penguin:  Do three requirements including the two starred.

_____ 1 *   Have someone read you a story where the main character is a heroine.  Discuss what makes her a heroine?

_____ 2.*  Discuss ways you can be heroic in your own life.

 

Otter: Do four requirements including the two starred.

Recommended books for this level include:

Frances series.

Eloise series

Madeline series

Gigi

God's Little Princess series

Pinkalicious series

American Girl series

_____ 1.*  Do Penguin requirements 1 & 2.

_____ 2. * Read at least 3 different character's stories determine what traits each character display that make her a heroine.  Find examples to support character values found in Frontier Girls.

 

 

Dolphin:  Do five requirements including the two starred.

Recommended books for this level include:

Nim's Island

Nim in the City

Anne of Green Gables

Eight Cousins

Nancy Drew

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Little House on the Prairie series

Rowan Hood series

Enola Holmes series

Charlotte's Web

The Secret Garden

The Little Princess

_____ 1.*  Do Otter requirements 1 & 2.  Read at least 5 stories.

_____ 2.*  Even heroes have flaws.  Discuss a flaw from each  character.  What did/can they do to overcome that flaw?  How does recognizing flaws in a person's character help to become a better person?

 

Butterfly:  Do six requirements including the two starred.
Recommended Books for this level:

Little Women

Julie of the Wolves

National Velvet

The Lucky Sixpence

Powder Patches and Polly

_____ 1.*  Do Dolphin requirements 1 & 2.

_____ 2.*  Learn about the setting of the book.  Where a person lives can often play a big part in their character development.  What types of physical circumstances contribute to the heroic makeup of these girls?

 

 

Eagle:  Do seven requirements including the two starred.
Recommended Books for this level:

Jane Eyre

Pride and Prejudice

The Diary of Anne Frank

Girl of the Limberlost

Gone with the Wind

_____ 1.*  Do Butterfly requirements 1 & 2.

_____ 2.*  Write a book report on one of the books you read and focus on the character’s heroic qualities.

 

 

Owls:  Do 9 requirements including the two starred.

Recommended Books for this level:

Jane Eyre

Pride and Prejudice

The Diary of Anne Frank

Girl of the Limberlost

Gone with the Wind

_____ 1. *  Do Eagle requirements 1 & 2

_____ 2. *  Teach someone how to do a skill from this badge or teach some knowledge about this badge to someone.   You can teach kids, your spouse, seniors, anyone, just as long as you are sharing your new found knowledge.   If for some reason you cannot teach what you have learned to someone else, you may choose an additional 2 optional requirements instead.

 

 

Optional Requirements:

_____ 3.  Make a poster to show off one of the characters' heroic traits.

_____ 4.  Do a craft inspired by the character. For example: create an Eiffel Tower sculpture for Madeline, or decorate a perfectly pink t-shirt for Pinkalicious, make a fish tank with rubber fish for Nim, or a cipher book for Enola Holmes.

_____ 5.  Plan an event inspired by a character. For example,  a Frances or Gigi tea party, a Little Women Maypole dance, archery contest (Rowan Hood), or mystery party (Enola).

_____ 6.   Write a short about a character in one of the books you read.

_____ 7.  Earn the courage badge.

_____ 8.  Put together a book club to read and discuss a book with a literary heroine.

_____ 9.  Write a poem about your heroine.

_____ 10.  Do something that your heroine did in her book.  For example Anne from Anne of Green Gables learned to make preserves.   Nancy Drew decoded codes.  Jo from Little Women wrote stories and did dramatic plays.

_____ 11.  Write your own story with a heroine as the main character.