5 ideas to earn the Daisy Girl Scout Respect Myself and Others 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 Respect Myself and Others 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 Respect Myself and Others Law Activities

Asking Your Girls What Should You Say…

Using the statements below as your girls to tell you what the best response would be. I put the response that would fit the question there could be more than one right answer

  1. What should you say if you run in front of someone? I AM SORRY
  2. When you let someone use something that you are using its called? SHARING
  3. When you ask for something you say? PLEASE
  4. When you receive a gift from someone you say? THANK YOU
  5. If you make someone else sad or upset you say? I AM SORRY
  6. If someone is having a bad day you ask? ARE YOU OK?
  7. When you meet someone new you say? NICE TO MEET YOU
  8. When your parents ask you to do something you show them? RESPECT

Roll Some Respect

You will need dice for this activity. Everyone takes a turn rolling the dice and based on what they roll have them answer the following statement.

1 – Showing respect is important because…
2 – I respect my parent(s) by…
3 – I respect my teacher(s) by…
4 – I show respect to my friend(s) by…
5 – I respect myself by…
6 – I respect the world by…

Few Pinterest Finds you will love too…

From a Mom on Pinterest: We worked on self-respect since respecting others is taught in school. I recruited some Junior scouts to run little stations and split my troop into small groups. At each station the groups talked about one of the points on this map. The Daisies earned a sticker at each station. When they got all their stickers they earned the petal. I had the Junior scouts create and run their own mini-lessons for each point.

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 Respect Myself and Others Petal. Check them out here

Song to Sing with Girls

The Smile Song

A smile is such a happy thing,
It lights up all your face.
And when it_s gone
You cannot see
Its secret hiding place.
The funny thing about a smile,
Is what a smile can do.
You smile at me,
I smile at you,
And both our smiles–make two.

 

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.