Petal Work: The Blue Promise Center
- 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
The Promise Center
The center of the flower is called the 'promise center.' When the girls have done an activity or skill or task or craft that you feel sufficiently helps them understand the girl scout promise, you award them their 'promise center'. This can be a 'several meeting' process, such as reciting their promise at each meeting until they can recite it by heart; or a task, such as making a 'I know my promise' pin or book.
About the Promise
The promise contains many abstract concepts which young girls will need guidance to promote understanding. They need adults to give concrete, age appropriate examples and guide the girls into putting these concepts into practice in their lives.
Making A 'Girl Scout Promise' Booklet
We decided to have our Daisys make a booklet to help them understand the concepts of the promise, and have a meaningful ongoing dialog with their parents about the broader world concepts included in the different parts of the Girl Scout Promise. By having the girls cut out the parts of the promise, glue them onto the pages, fill in the answers with their parents, and read through it with a leader, they integrate several developmental concepts;
- The cutting and gluing activity strengthens their fine motor muscles of their fingers.
- The writing promotes their listening skills, letter recognition, and writing skills.
- Finally, the discussion portion of this exercise allows the parents/guardians to further shape concepts the children are seeing in their world.
- The tips and them a few beginning concrete behaviors they can do for practicing the law.
Tips: Do this exercise when your child is well-fed, rested, and has had enough gross motor activity that they are ready to do some quiet listening activity. Give yourself some time to answer questions; you might be surprised at the depth of discussion the concepts can promote. Have someone take pictures of your Daisy doing this activity with you.
Allow her to decorate the book with stickers, markers, or crayons. Most of all, enjoy this time together!