5 Great Activities To Earn The Daisy Respect Authority Petal

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 “Respect Authority” 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 respecting authority
  • Be Creative (Craft)
  • Get Moving (Game)
  • Put respecting authority 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 Respect Authority 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 GS Leader talks to girl about being a sister to every girl

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 

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:

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