Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Meeting #8: Magenta Petal “Respecting Authority”

Meeting #8: Magenta Petal “Respecting Authority”


  • Daisy Kit/Kaper chart
  • Snackbox
  • Books on authority
  • Big thank you cards to decorate

Snack & Pre-Meeting:  Talk about who is the main authority figures in their lives (parents).  Read “Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out” by Shel Silverstein Where the Sidewalk Ends 30th Anniversary Edition (rpkg): Poems and DrawingsGirls can evaluate whether or not the character showed respect to an authority figure and if there was a good or bad outcome because of that.

Opening & Business: Stand in horseshoe, do pledge and say Promise and Law.  Pass a daisy, say what you want to be when you grow up.

  Make new friends,

but keep the old.

One is silver,

the other is gold.

A circle is round,

it has no end.

That's how long,

I will be your friend.

You have one hand,

I have the other.

Put them together,

We have each other

Daisy Circle:  Talk to the girls about what it means to be someone with authority and why they should be respected for their knowledge.  Ask the girls to give examples of people with authority in their homes, schools, places of worship or communities. Examples: teachers, principals, police officers, firefighters, nurses, doctors, parents, troop leaders, judges, CEOs, job supervisors and babysitters.

• Who is the person you respect the most?

• How do you show that person you respect them?

• How does it make you feel when someone with authority asks you to do something?

• What could you do to show others that you are respectful?

• Have you ever been disrespectful to someone with authority? What happened?

Introduce an authority figure in our school, Principal Mrs. Jones.  Think of some questions to ask Mrs. Jones

Activity: Write Mrs. Jones a big thank you note for coming to our meeting.

Closing: Do friendship squeeze.   Everyone says “1-2-3 Goodbye Daisy Girl Scouts” and twists out of circle.

Pass out Magenta Petal