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How to Earn the Daisy Girl Scout Purple Petal Patch

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Your girls will be working on earning a daisy center and ten daisy petals during their time as a Daisy Girl Scout.  Each of the ten daisy petals stands for a different part of the Girl Scout Law.  To earn each patch, the Daisies must do an activity or project that is related to the corresponding part of the law.  The purple petal represents the part of the Girl Scout Law that states they will “Respect Myself and Others.”  These are just some of the activities that your troop can complete to earn this petal.

Decorate a Mirror

One of the projects that your Daisy can do is to decorate a mirror.  They can even create their own mirror by first cutting out any shape like a daisy out of craft foam.  The girls should then cut a circle or oval out of the center of their shape.  Lastly, they will glue a mirror to the back of the foam to make their mirror with foam frame.

Another option is to go to a craft store to see if they have mirrors with a wooden frame that the girls can decorate.  They could also write an encouraging compliment to themselves on the frame of the mirror.

Donate Hygiene Products

This project is great as it will allow your Daisies to earn the purple petal while completing a service project.  The first step is for the girls to gather different new hygiene products like toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, etc.  They should bring all of the products to a troop meeting.  At this meeting, the leader should discuss the importance of proper hygiene as part of respecting yourself.  Then, the girls will package up the hygiene products into several packages and deliver them to a shelter or organization that helps those in need.

Health and Nutrition

You may also talk to your troop about the importance of eating properly and regular exercise.  This is a good time for your troop to cook or make a healthy snack together.  The leader can also do some exercising or yoga with the troop.

Invite a Speaker                       

Another option is to invite a speaker like a doctor, nurse, or dentist to a troop meeting who can talk to the girls about properly taking care of their bodies.  This is a big part of showing respect for themselves.

Read a Book

There are several books that talk about respecting yourself or respecting other people.  You can read one of these books and then discuss what they learned from the story.

These are just a few of the ways that your Daisy Girl Scout troop may earn their purple petal.

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