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 Friendly and Helpful 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 Friendly and Helpful Law Activities
Friendly and Helpful Role Playing
A way to practice being friendly and helpful is to role play scenarios of people using the Girl Scout Law. Let the girls come up with their own scenarios as well, below are a few ideas to get you started:
- Helping someone who is in a wheel chair
- Comforting someone who has just lost their pet
- Your friend drops her books how can you help her?
- Role play different ways you can be helpful at home
- How can you be helpful at school, helping your teacher.
- New girl just started at school, how can you be friendly and helpful?
- Your grandpa has groceries that need carried in from car
- Your mom is planting a garden in backyard how can you help?
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Kaper Chart For Girls (Practice the Law or putting into action)
This is a great way for your girls to practice and use the Friendly and Helpful law. As part of your petal work have girls make the chart. Here is a unique kaper chart with a monkey theme. Directions to make Kaper Chart. If you want other ideas, also check out Girl Scout Leader Connect Kaper Chart Pinterest board with over 250 ideas.
Daisy Girl Scout Song
What Do You Stand For? Character Building Card Game (Law Game)
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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