5 great ideas to earn the Daisy Girl Scout Respect Authority Petal


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 Respect Authority 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.

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Fun Respect Authority Law Activities

Respecting Your Authority Figures Using Role Play

Using some of the scenario’s below have your girls act out different scenes. These scenarios are ways to have girls give their opinion on how they would handle a situation.

Scenario ideas:

  • A police officer talking to a student about being out past curfew
  • A principal talks to a student about having a cell phone in school
  • A teacher talks to a student about talking while she is talking
  • A parent talks to daughter about helping clean the house
  • A Girl Scout Leader talks to girl about being a sister to every girl scout

Pipe Cleaner Glasses

Prep: Get pipe cleaners for each girl two 6-inch pipe cleaners and one 12-inch pipe cleaner.

What to Make: Make pipe cleaner glasses by twisting the ends of the long pipe cleaner together to create a circle. Twist the circle in the middle to create 2 connected circles for lenses. Attach a 6-inch pipe cleaner to each side and bend at the ends to fit around the the girls ears. Ask the girls if they have heard glasses called spectacles and tell them these are their “respectacles.” Have them put their glasses on and give them a short children’s book about respecting or disrespecting authority to read. Ask the girls to determine if the behavior was proper or if not what should have been done differently.  You can get your books from the library or here are a few ideas you can get from amazon.

Few Pinterest Finds you will love too…

Here is a great idea to get your girls thinking about Respecting authority in different areas of their life. Brainstorm with girls the answers to each category.

The best way to teach the girls to respect authority (and everyone else) is to demonstrate respect yourself. I found a great resource that has some ideas for games, crafts and how to demonstrate respect. check it out….Click here

Song to Sing with Girls

You can get the following song audio by going here: Listen to Those in Authority

Listen To Those in Authority

Listen to those in authority, always behave.

Honesty, sincerity, are traits that you should gain.
Caring, sharing, helping out, raise your hand and wait,
Till you’re called on for your turn. Study hard, give your best,
And you will pass the test!

Listen to those in authority, teachers, principals.
Listen to those in authority and do just what you should.
No words of hate, no lies, be kind and everyday try hard to get along.
Respect yourself and others. Choose right over wrong.
Respect yourself and others. Choose right over wrong.

No words of hate, no lies, be kind and everyday try hard to get along.
Respect yourself and others. Choose right over wrong.
Respect yourself and others. Choose right over wrong.

Listen to those in authority, your heart knows what’s right.
Bullying is always wrong, and it’s not good to fight.
Appreciate every race, everyone’s unique. Work together as a team.
That’s what we need in our school. Be good, obey the rules.


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.