Our ward just completed a wonderful activity for the YW that was organized by the RS! It was our RS presidents idea.
They assigned a RS sister to each of the YW in our ward to be her secret sister for 6 weeks. When they presented the idea in RS to the sisters the RS President asked for the sisters to only sign up if they were willing to follow through for the entire six weeks.
They were to secretly give little notes/letters and small gifts to the girls once each week for six weeks. They were told to share scriptures, testimony of RS, positive thoughts about being a wife and mother. The letters were to be of a spiritual nature. They started it the first week in January. Then last night we had a combined YW and RS Enrichment night where the girls found out who their secret sister was. The RS had a dinner and after dinner they had each girl come up and tell a little bit about what her secret sister had done for her and how she felt about it. Then the sister who had her would reveal herself and come up and give her a red carnation. It was so much fun. Each week in opening exercises the girls were all a buzz talking about what the got and what their letters said. They were really excited about it. Then last night it was great to see how much the RS sisters and girls had come to love each other through this. They all gave each other hugs. There was a special bond between them now that will always be there. For our graduating Laurels it was wonderful! They now have a special friend waiting for them in RS when they leave YW. It will help make the transition a bit easier for them.
One YW said in her comments that because she didn’t know who her secret sister was she felt a great love for all the sisters in the ward, because it could have been any of them.