YW in Excellence

This year for YW in Excellence we decided to go with a Superhero theme. We liked how it coordinated with the “Be Strong and of a good courage” mutual theme and also went a long with the “For strength of youth.”

Each girl will be wearing a cape in a value color. We are lucky enough to have 24 small tablecloths in value colors so we are just going to pin them on and add a value shield to the back with double sided tape. Each girl got their value shield in advance to decorate however they wanted. We just printed them on cardstock.

Click on the individual shields to make them large to print.

We are going to start with a “soup”er dinner. We will be serving the soup out of large pumpkins with shields carved in them. Behind the serving table we will have a banner with each girl’s picture that reads “Our Superheros.” On each seating table, there will be a ring of rolls made in a bundt pan with salad supreme on them to keep with the fall decor.

We will also have display tables for people to peruse with shields where each girl wrote about their favorite personal progress project from the year. We gave them blank cardstock shields a couple of weeks in advance to write on.

After dinner we will have the 8 Supervalues skit that my Beehives wrote and will perform. I will try to get an electronic copy of this to post.

At this point in the program, the girls will stand one at a time wearing their value cape and say “I show my strength and courage through the power of (whatever value they chose).” They will then share an experience from that year that helped them demonstrate or develop that value.

YW in excellence sign upI show my strength and courage
Click thumbnails above to view and print value sign up sheet and “I will show my strength and courage” paper reminders.

We were then going to have the bishop say a few words and close with the girls reciting the YW theme, but in a different way. We practiced saying it slower and with great emphasis on certain words. We also had an individual girl say each value, but came back together on “and Virtue.”

italics=slow
bold=with emphasis

We are daughters of our Heavenly Father, who loves us, and we love Him.
We will “stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things,
and in all places” as we strive to live
the Young Women values, which are:
Faith
Divine Nature
Individual Worth
Knowledge
Choice and Accountability
Good Works
Integrity
and Virtue.
We believe as we come to accept and act upon these values,
we will be prepared to strengthen home and family, make and keep sacred covenants,
receive the ordinances of the temple, and enjoy the blessings of exaltation.

I think we may also send each girl home with a CTR ring as a take home.

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Feel free to use any of these ideas for your YW in Excellence!

*Update: I got such a positive response and so many requests that I did a second post on our YW in Excellence including the skit and super hero slideshow.

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Comments

  1. Anonymous says

    Thank you! This also goes well with the BYU Womens conference Super Hero Sisters for YW Camp sharing station. Love everything you do!
    I’m gonna bank it for our next one!.
    Maria Hunt
    Kalg. Western Australia

  2. says

    Girl you are the best! I was searching for cute and fun ideas and I came across this amazing idea! I can’t wait to see your skit that your girls put together. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. says

    I was called to be YW president last week and YWIE is next week with nothing planned! I’m so glad I came across this idea, it looks awesome! I would love the skit and was wondering what you did for your invitations. Thanks so much! You’re a life saver!
    my email is spencerandshayla@yahoo.com

  4. says

    We just had our Evening of Excellence last night and used many of your ideas! It turned out really well and I’m just so thankful that you are willing to share all your wonderful ideas with the rest of us. Thank you again and again for making my life so much easier.

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