As a Daisy Scout, your girls will have the opportunity to earn 10 flower petals, 4 leaves and the center of the flower. Each Petal representing a different value the girls should be living by. Today’s post is about the “Responsible for What I Say and Do” petal.
There is no wrong way to earn the petal, but I want to share with you a pattern that I follow when working with girls on petals
- Practice being responsible for what you say and do
- Be Creative (Craft)
- Get Moving (Game)
- Put being responsible for what you say and do into action (service project or real life experience)
- Optionally: If I have a song that relates to the petal we will sing that as well.
Today I want to share a few ideas to get you started.
Petal Fairy Garden Adventure Activity Booklets
First I want to introduce you to the Petal Fairy Garden Adventure family, which are 10 flower fairies ready to help your Daisies earn their petals. Your girls will go on a garden adventure helping their petal fairy friends plant their fairy flowers, water their fairy gardens, and learn how to put the value into action one activity at a time.
Everything is planned for you all you have to do is gather the supplies listed at the top of each petal section and enjoy running your meeting. If you are looking for a fun new way to help your Daisies fulfill the requirements for the petals and flower center, check out the Daisy Petal Fairies Leader Booklet and Activity Booklets for each girl. There are a number of options to fit into your troops budget including printing leader booklets at home or have them mailed to your house, as well as options for girls activity booklets. Learn more and get yours today!
Other Fun Responsible for What I Say and Do 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…
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
JUST BEING KIND!
What Do You Stand For? Character Building Card Game (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 petals as well, so make sure to pick out the ones you want for the specific petal you are working on. Get yours here: What Do You Stand For? Character Building Card Game
What do we do after your Daisy girls complete the petal?
Well of course give them the petal to display proudly on their vest, they earned it! Additionally If you are like many leaders we want to award our girls when they complete something even beyond just the patch. One great way to show achievement is with a certificate. Don’t worry you don’t have to make them, I found a resource that has done all the work for you and all you have to do is print them and customize the certificates with each girl’s name, date and troop leader. Click here to get a complete set of Girl Scout Daisy Petal and Leaf certificates.
Petal Fairy Fun Patches
You are going to love these cute adorable fun patches to put on the back of your girl’s vest. There is a different fairy for each of the Girl Scout Laws. I partnered with a amazing company Advantage Emblems and they are producing and shipping the patches. You can buy them individually or as a complete set. Here are the links:
- Purchase the Petal Fairy Fun Patch Complete Set
Buy Petal Fairy Patches Individually
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