5 Fun Ways to earn the Daisy Girl Scout Responsible for What I Say and Do Petal

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As a Daisy Girl Scout, the girls will have the opportunity to earn 10 petals, 4 leaves and the center of the flower. Each Petal representing a different part of the Girl Scout Law. Today’s post is about the Responsible for What I Say and Do Law. There is no right or wrong way to approach teaching your girls about the law to earn the petal, but for me I always try to follow the following pattern

  • Practice the Law
  • Be Creative (Law Craft)
  • Have some fun (Game related to law)
  • Put the Law into action
  • Optionally: If I have a song that relates to the law we will sing that as well.

In the Girl Scout Leader guide book it doesn’t give much in way of requirements for Daisy Girl Scouts, even though the Girl Scout guide book does not call for a specific number of things the girls have to complete to earn the petal I follow the above pattern with each of the petals.  I feel by doing multiple activities for each law it will help the girls to remember the values and laws they learned.

Before going into some ideas you can do with your girls at your next Girl Scout meeting I want to quickly share some exciting news that Girl Scout Leader Connect will be releasing a brand new product, Daisy Girl Scout PETAL FAIRIES: GARDEN ADVENTURE in August of 2017, just in time for the new Girl Scout year to begin.  Learn more about the kit that will have everything you need to earn the petals and be the first to be notified when it is available.  

Fun Responsible for What I Say and Do Law Activities

Watch what you say – Words Can Hurt

Give each girl a copy of a coloring page and have them color the picture. Then tell the girls to crumble the picture into a ball, and then smooth it out.  Tell them to look at all the wrinkles left on the paper. Tell the girls what it means to say something bad or mean to someone will leave a mark, it wont go away. Some marks don’t show others do. A girl scouts job is to be responsible and not say things that might hurt someone on the inside. Then have a discussion about what words hurt and what words are nice.

Responsible and Respectful Puzzle Game

In this fun game the girls will start off by laying out the 20 pieces of the puzzle, each with a question designed to stimulate conversation between girls. As each question is answered, the piece is turned over and the girls will be putting puzzle together.  When the puzzle is completed, the girls must search the pictures to find the animals being friendly and respectful.  Click here: Who is Being Responsible and Respectful? Friendship Farm Puzzle Game

Few Pinterest Finds you will love too…

Idea from a mom: We created this for the Be Responsible for What I Say and Do Daisy Petal. We sent the girls home to help their parents with chores and “be responsible for what they do.”

One of my favorite sites to visit is Using Resources Wisely. She is another amazing resource for you all to be sure to follow.  She shared 10 great ideas to help you earn the Responsible for What I Say and Do Petal. Check them out here

Learn a Poem that will teach girls about manners


We say, “Thank you.”
We say, “Please.”
We don’t interrupt or tease.
We don’t argue. We don’t fuss.
We listen when folks talk to us.
We share our toys and take our turn.
Good manners aren’t too hard to learn.
It’s really easy, when you find.
Good manners means

What Do You Stand For? Character Building Card Game (Law Game)

If you have read some of the other blog post for petal ideas I share this over and over, because its so great. I found this on amazon a while back and let me tell you its a great way to get your girls talking, it has amazing scenarios to work through, there are many cards that will fit into the other Girl Scout Laws as well, so make sure to pick out the ones you want for the specific law you are working on. Get yours here: What Do You Stand For? Character Building Card Game

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My name is Jodi Carlson, I was a leader of a Girl Scout Troop and a Girl Scout for Total of 25 years. I was blessed with a Son in March of 2015 and stepped down as leader. I decided after 25 years I have so much to share with other leaders I choose to continue building this blog and its a way for me to stay connected to scouts. If you need a specific idea feel free to email me or leave a comment I bet in 25 years I did something that I can share.