- Promise Center
- Girl Scout Law
- Promise Center
- Light Blue - Honest and Fair
- Yellow - Friendly and Helpful
- Spring Green - Considerate and Caring
- Red - Courageous and Strong
- Orange - Responsible for what I say and do
- Magenta - Respect Authority
- Purple - Respect Myself & Others
- Green - Use Resources Wisely
- Rose - Make the World a Better Place
- Violet - Be a sister to every Girl Scout
Helping Daisy Scouts learn about being Honest & Fair is a great start to establishing a safe troop environment for girls to expresss their emotions. Unless she has been in another all-girl activity, the Daisy Circle of Friendship is the first circle of all-girl friends where the girls learn how to respectfully share their opinions, suggestions, and even disagreements.
Children learn early that the world isn't always fair; siblings fight, friends argue. They learn quickly that people all have bad moments. But as much as is possible, Girl Scout meetings should be fair. Leaders should endeavor to include every girl in the meeting; should work to encourage participation from all, and should acknowledge instances of dishonesty or unfairness without anger or frustation.
Use the 'teachable moments' that inevitably come up whenever young children get together.
About Young Children & "Honesty"
Children aren't deceptive out of meanness or hostility. They fib because they don't want to lose your approval, or are fearful of punishment. "Children lie for the same reasons that adults lie, to escape punishment, to avoid disapproval or just to make things easier for themselves.
Lies like 'I didn't do it' or 'someone else did it' come from fear of punishment or disapproval. Separate the misdemeanor from the lie. Mistakes happen...and your child should understand that you don't expect her to be perfect. You do, however, expect her to be honest
Songs About Honesty
For our preactivity, I had the girls listen to songs on my computer while they danced with scarves. Having some music for the girls to dance to sets a good tone for the meetings.
I loaded these songs into iTunes.
- "Honesty" by Cowboy Dan; "Life is for Learning"
- "Play Fair" by John McCutcheon. "Bigger than Yourself"
Background Information about teaching 5-7 yr. olds about Honesty
Affirmations & Discussion Starters
Disscussion starters can be used to begin the Daisy Circle, or as 'ending thoughts to take home'; they can be used to facilitate discussion during snack time, or to enhance the drive to and from meetings and activities. You can even encorporated
- "I am a good sport; I follow the rules, take turns and play fair." Source: http://teachers.net/gazette/JAN08/davies/
- "I am being polite when I wait for my turn and say please and thank you." Source: http://teachers.net/gazette/JAN08/davies/
- "I am honest; I do not cheat or steal." Source: http://teachers.net/gazette/JAN08/davies/
- "I follow the rules and try to make my school a better place." Source: http://teachers.net/gazette/JAN08/davies/
- "Everyone gets to play"