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Buttercups, Buttercups, makes some room! Buttercups, Buttercups, watch us bloom!
―Buttercup cheer

The Buttercup Troop (or simply known as the Buttercups) is a girl organization that appears in the Disney Junior animated series Sofia the First, led by Ruby's mother, Helen Hanshaw. Similar to Girl Scouts, The Buttercups involve a lot of outdoor activities such as learning new things and exploring the wilderness.

The girls in the troop show a large variety of skills, and often use these to help each other out of any kind of situation. Also like any kind of Scout Troops, the Buttercups earn badges for every activity they do and the one who fills their vests with badges is awarded the Sunflower Medallion.


There are currently six regular members of the Buttercups, including Princess Amber who joined in "Buttercup Amber". In the beginning it was just Sofia, Jade and Ruby in the Troop until the twins, Meg and Peg joined in "The Buttercups".

Member Description
Princess Sofia

Sofia became a Buttercup long before her Mother married the King and became a princess. In the episode "The Buttercups", she displayed fine leadership when her troop had to get Baileywick (who was her royal escort) back to the castle for medical attention after catching a rash from a poisonous flower. She led everyone into creating a sled for them to get down hill and back to the castle much faster. Her leadership earned her the Leadership Badge and the Sunflower Medallion.

Earned Badges:

  • Leadership Badge
  • Sunflower Medallion
  • Good Deed Badge

Jade is one of the first three members of the Buttercups, beside her friends Sofia and Ruby. In that time she earned a great number of badges, specifically for swimming, bird calling, and unicorn spotting. In "The Buttercups" she earned two more badges for bird house making and wood gathering, resulting in filling her entire vest with badges and earning the Sunflower Medallion.

Earned Badges:

  • Swimming Badge
  • Bird Calling Badge
  • Unicorn Spotting Badge
  • Bird House Badge
  • Wood Gathering Badge
  • Sunflower Medallion
  • Good Deed Badge
Ruby Hanshaw

Ruby Hanshaw is the daughter of Helen Henshaw, the leader of the Buttercups. Ruby came up with many of the ideas for doing good deeds for the retired wizards of Mystic Meadows, helping her and her troop get Good Deed Badges.

Earned Badges:

  • Bird House Badge
  • Wood Gathering Badge
  • Wild Flower Badge
  • Sunflower Medallion
  • Good Deed Badge
Meg and Peg

Meg and Peg were the newest Buttercups before Amber joined the troop. They are the youngest members, and often disagree with each other's ideas, slowing down their progress.

Earned Badges:

  • Wood Gathering Badge
  • Good Deed Badge
Princess Amber
In "Buttercup Amber", Amber only accompanied the Buttercups so she could find some star stones to hang in her room, and found from the beginning that hiking in the wilderness was tough. Although she denied to become a Buttercup, she did adapt to some of their skills. She found things that she liked about the outdoors, such as the smell of a Sweet Skunk, and when she unknowingly discarded her tent, learned how to improvise and made a tent out of her own gowns, earning her first Buttercup Badge. By the next day, Amber became an official member of the Buttercup Troop.

Earned Badges:

  • Tent Making Badge

Accomplishment Badges

Throughout the show, the Buttercups earn badges. Usually they are conveniently linked to whatever activity they achieve, such as log gathering, birdhouse making and flower picking, while some are earned independently like leadership and tent making. The greatest honor in the Buttercup Troop is earning the Sunflower Medallion, which is earned by the Buttercup who fills her entire vest with badges.

It should also be noted that even certain members who are not Buttercups from the start can still earn a badge for accomplishing a certain task. Before Amber became a Buttercup, she earned the Tent Making Badge for creating a tent out of her own gowns (since she discarded her own tent to make room for accessories).


  • The Buttercups is somewhat similar to the Fireside Girls from Phineas and Ferb, which is also a Girl Scout Troop.
  • Baileywick is the only known male member of this female organization.
  • Sofia and Amber are currently the only two members of the Buttercups to be royalty.
  • They are similar to Girls Scouts of America.


v - e - d

Shows: Sofia the First/Videography | Elena of Avalor
Music: Songs and Story | Sofia the First (Soundtrack) | Sofia the First: Songs From Enchancia | Disney Junior DJ Shuffle | Disney Junior DJ Shuffle 2
Books: Disney Junior Storybook Collection | Disney Junior Little Golden Book Library | Sofia the First | The Floating Palace | Holiday in Enchancia | Princesses to the Rescue! | The Curse of Princess Ivy | The Secret Library | Elena and the Secret of Avalor | The Perfect Tea Party | Bunny Magic! | Sofia the Second | The Royal Slumber Party | The Halloween Ball | The Amulet and the Anthem | The Royal Games | Sofia's Magic Lesson | The Enchanted Science Fair | A Magical Match | Me and Our Mom


Princess Sofia | Queen Miranda | King Roland II | Prince James | Princess Amber | Princess Hildegard | Cedric the Sorcerer | Wormwood | Baileywick | Robin | Mia | Clover | Whatnaught | Goodwyn the Great | Winifred the Wise | Jade | Ruby Hanshaw | Princess Clio | Princess Maya | Princess Lakshmi | Prince Zandar | Princess Jun | Prince Hugo | Minimus | Princess Vivian | Crackle | Queen Cecily | Gnarlie | Trolls | Teeny | Ginger | Mrs. Higgins | Violet the Maid | King Magnus | Nigel | Lucinda | Princess Leena | Prince Jin | Magic Carpet | Jasper | Constable Myles | Prince Khalid | Meg and Peg | Boswell | Madam Ubetcha | Prince Desmond | Miss Nettle | Sir Gillium | Professor Popov | Helen Hanshaw | Oona | Queen Emmaline | Cora | Plank | Aunt Tilly | Wilbur the Wombeast | Suzette and Marcy | Admiral Hornpipe | Sven | Farley | Lulu | Emperor Quon | Empress Lin-Lin | Rex | Rosey | Prince Axel | King Garrick | Electra | Vaughan and Vance | Ogre | Marla | Sir Bartleby | Sir Maxwell | Sir Finnegan | Queen Anya | Gwen | Chef Andre | Sofia the Worst | Lady Joy | Lord Gilbert | Wu-Chang | Jade Jaguar | Sir Dax | Boo | Princess Lani | Mamanu | Kamea and Halia | Praline | Freedo | Princess Zooey | Queen Avery | Princess Astrid | Slickwell | Greylock the Grand | Princess Ivy | Dragons of Enchancia | Winter | Whiskers | Glacia the Ice Witch | Hexie | Director Dove | Elliot, Amy and Kurt | Tizzy | Master Erwin | Bryce Twigley | Button, Benngee and Brody | Mossy | Carol of the Arrow | Jane | Princess Kari | Miss Elodie | Fluke | Slim | Shelly | Flip | Mantacorn | Onyx and Opal | Wendell Fidget | Mrs. Fidget | Saffron | Muck, Gunk and Grime | Spruce | Ballerina | Mazzimo | Prince Roderick | Gavin | Kazeem | Sergeant Fizz | King Habib and Queen Farnaz | Chief Gnuckles | Flinch | Grotta | Queen Tessa | King Oberlyn | King Marcus | Herb the Hedgehog | Duncan and Herb | Elfonso | Elfred | Milo the Snake | Prince Derek | Sir Henley | King Henrik | Cordelia the Conjuror | Calista | Morgana | Crispy | Barley | Sassofras | Professor Zacharias Fleeber | Grand Mum | Gemina and Argus | Count Barnstorm | Raja Vijay | Sir Oliver | Sir Jaxon | Willawing | King of Brazendell | Kai | Princess Charlotte | Morris | Zinessa | King Philip and Queen Everly | Lily | Indigo
Elena of Avalor: Princess Elena | Princess Isabel | Francisco | Luisa | Shuriki | Alakazar | Zuzo | Mateo | Migs, Luna and Skylar | Rafa | Chancellor Esteban | Naomi | Armando | Gabe
Guest Characters: Flora, Fauna and Merryweather | Cinderella | Jasmine | Magic Carpet | Belle | Ariel | Aurora | Snow White | Mulan | Rapunzel | Tiana | Merida | Olaf | Merlin


Season One: "Once Upon a Princess" | "Just One of the Princes" | "The Big Sleepover" | "Let the Good Times Troll" | "Cedric's Apprentice" | "A Royal Mess" | "The Shy Princess" | "Blue Ribbon Bunny" | "The Princess Test" | "Baileywick's Day Off" | "Tri-Kingdom Picnic" | "The Little Witch" | "Two to Tangu" | "Finding Clover" | "The Amulet of Avalor" | "The Buttercups" | "Make Way for Miss Nettle" | "The Amulet and the Anthem " | "Tea for Too Many" | "Princess Butterfly" | "Great Aunt-Venture" | "The Baker King" | "The Floating Palace" | "Holiday in Enchancia" | "Four's a Crowd"
Season Two: "Two Princesses and a Baby" | "The Enchanted Feast" | "The Flying Crown" | "Mom's the Word" | "The Silent Knight" | "Enchanted Science Fair" | "King for a Day" | "When You Wish Upon a Well" | "Gizmo Gwen" | "Sofia the Second" | "Mystic Meadows" | "Princesses to the Rescue!" | "Ghostly Gala" | "The Emerald Key" | "Scrambled Pets" | "The Princess Stays in the Picture" | "Baileywhoops" | "The Curse of Princess Ivy" | "Winter's Gift" | "The Leafsong Festival" | "Substitute Cedric" | "Clover Time" | "In a Tizzy" | "A Tale of Two Teams" | "The Littlest Princess" | "Buttercup Amber" | "Carol of the Arrow" | "Sidekick Clio"
Season Three: "Cool Hand Fluke" | "Minimus is Missing" | "Cedric Be Good" | "Princess Adventure Club" | "Minding the Manor" | "The Secret Library" | "New Genie on the Block" | "The Fliegel Has Landed" | "The Princess Ballet" | "All the Sprite Moves" | "Sofia in Elvenmoor" | "Stormy Lani" | "Lord of the Rink" | "The Secret Library: Olaf and the Tale of Miss Nettle" | "Gone with the Wand" | "Bad Little Dragon" | "Bunny Swap" | "Her Royal Spyness" | "Best in Air Show" | "Dads and Daughters Day" | "The Tale of the Noble Knight" | "The Bamboo Kite" | "Beauty is the Beast" | "Cauldronation Day" | "Camp Wilderwood" | "Royal Vacation" | "Elena and the Secret of Avalor" | "One for the Books"


Theme Song | I'm Not Ready to Be a Princess | Royal Prep | A Little Bit of Food | True Sisters | Rise and Shine | Princess Things | Anything | Perfect Slumber Party | Make Some Noise | Cedric the Great | Goldenwing Circus | All You Need | Blue Ribbon Bunny | I Belong | (You Can Always) Count On Baileywick | Picnic of the Year | Good Little Witch | The Ride of Your Lives | Bring My Best Friend Back | I'll Get My/That Amulet | The Buttercups | Make Way for Miss Nettle | Enchancia Anthem | Make It Right | Bigger Is Better | Who's That? | A Recipe for Adventure | The Simple Life | Merroway Cove | The Love We Share | Wassailia | Peace and Joy | Royal Fun | Sisters and Brothers | Two by Two | All You Desire | Huzzah! Huzzah! | Me and My Mom | Tilly, Oh Tilly | Friendship Is The Formula | Be Your Own King | Make Your Wishes Well | Believe in Your Dream | Keeping Promises No Matter What | Mystic Meadows | Stronger Than You Know | The Ghostly Gala | A Princess True | In Your Paws | Know It All | Helping Hand | A Kingdom of My Own | Smoke, Wings and Fire | Dare to Risk it All | From the Heart | I Feel So Free | Never Forget The Sorcerer's Secret | Hoppin' Out With You | Make Our Dreams Come True | Play With Us | It's a Small New World | Improvise | Any Deed For Those In Need | My First Flight | Wings of a Dream | Moment to Shine | Wendell's Way | A Better Me | When It Comes To Making Friends | It's Up To You | Do I Dare | Genie Rules | This Fliegel Has Landed | Gotta Reach a Higher Height | I Like You So Much | Elvenmoor | Happy Thoughts | Take A Leap | My Finest Flower | Magic Like Merlin | You're the Cutest Thing | Living It Up | Be an Expert Expert | I'm A New Horse Now | Dads and Daughters Song | A Knight Such As I | This Panda Just Wants to Dance | More to Adore | The Broomstick Dance | My Time


Enchancia | Trolls' Grotto | Royal Preparatory Academy | Tangu | Merroway Cove | Wei-Ling | Mystic Meadows | Wildwing Valley | The Secret Library | Elvenmoor | Hakalo | Freezenburg | Enchanted Animal Park‎‎ | Avalor | Dragon Hold


Amulet of Avalor | Aunt Tilly's Carpet Bag | Enchanted Mirror | Floating Palace | Trident | Mermaid Comb of Merroway Cove | Enchanted Swing Set | Wishing Well | Emerald Key | Pin of Klutzenheimer | Flying Crown | Family Wand | Ice Lilies | Dazzleball | Snowdrops | Dragonclaw Wand | Kazeem's Lamp | Behind the Walls

See Also

Elena of Avalor | Buttercups | Spells and Magic

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