Scout is a scrappy, courageous little girl (although she is afraid of Boo Radley). One place she shows courage comes near the end of the novel. Jem and Scout know they are being stalked as they return in their Halloween costumes from the pageant. They are aware Bob Ewell wants revenge for Atticus humiliating him at the Tom Robinson trial, though they don't know who is tailing them: they simply call him Shuffle-foot. It is a very dark night. As he comes running for them, they can tell he is not a fellow schoolmate and that this is no Halloween prank. Jem shouts to Scout to run. She does so until she hears Jem scream:
I ran in the direction of Jem’s scream and sank into a flabby male stomach.
Scout shows courage in turning around and running towards their pursuer to help her brother at a very dangerous moment. She is not the type of person to leave him to fend for himself or even to go for help. She is right there with him, despite the danger.
Although she tries to shrug it off as habit, Scout shows courage at the end of the novel too when she interacts with Boo. Initially, she runs aways from him, to Jem's bed, but is ashamed of herself. When her father wants her to lead Boo to the porch, she does so, saying:
“Come along, Mr. Arthur,” I heard myself saying, “you don’t know the house real well. I’ll just take you to the porch, sir.”
She talks to him and shows sensitivity to his needs. Given the context of how frightened she has been of him, this takes some nerve—and shows her growth in being able to shed a prejudice, another form of courage.