5 easy to follow ideas to earn the Daisy Girl Scout Use Resources Wisely 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 Use Resources Wisely 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 Use Resources Wisely Law Activities

Explaining to your girls what Reduce, Recycle, Reuse means
Reduce means using only what you need. (Like the water when brushing your teeth.)
Reuse means using something more than once. (Like drinking from a washable water bottle instead of plastic ones that would melt in the dishwasher if you tried to wash them.)
Recycle means turning something old into something new. (such as a plastic bottle.)

Recycling Song

Sung to “Row Row Row Your Boat”
Save, save, save your papers,
throw them in the bin,
We can help to save the Earth if we all pitch in.
Save, save, save your bottles,
throw them in the bin,
We can help to save the Earth if we all pitch in.
Save, save, save your cans,
throw them in the bin,
We can help to save the Earth if we all pitch in.
Save, save, save your plastics,
throw them in the bin,
We can help to save the Earth if we all pitch in

Few Pinterest Finds you will love too…

GS can decorate light switch covers to remind them to turn out the lights and save electricity!
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 Use Resources Wisely Petal. Check them out here

Few ideas I shared on another blog

  • Girl Scout Daisy craftRecycle Snack activity
  • Recycle party, Pirate Parrot craft
  • Recycle in my Home Song
  • Recycle oatmeal box monster craft
  • My review of the Daisy Petal Pack Kit from MakingFriends.com for Use Resources Wisely Daisy Petal

Read how to complete each of these activities for this petal on the GS Leader 411 Blog

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.


    • Hi Amber I am working on a bundle kit – petal fairy set with everything you need – will be available in month or so – before new GS year starts!

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