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How does a girl earn a Girl Scouts' daisy petal?

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A girl earns daisy petals by demonstrating the characteristic or task that each of the colored petals represents. Although the Girl Scouts provides guidance for accomplishing this in the form of literature, the awarding of a petal is at the discretion of the troop leader.

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Each of the colors of the daisy petals represents a characteristic or trait of a good Girl Scout. There are 10 petals arranged around a blue promise center. The blue petal represents honesty and fairness. The yellow represents friendliness and helpfulness. Light green represents caring and consideration. Red is courage, strength and accepting responsibility for words and actions. Purple is respect for self and others. The magenta represents respect for authority. Dark green is the wise use of resources. The rose-colored petal represents efforts to improve the world. Violet represents being a sister to every Girl Scout. The petals may be earned and arranged in any order. In addition to petals, there are also leaves that can be earned for financial responsibility and cookie sales. Although there are no hard and fast rules for earning daisy petals, the Girl Scouts does provide recommendations for meetings and activities designed to help girls achieve the intended goals for a petal to be awarded. The suggested period for earning all petals is two years, but troops are encouraged to create their own badge goals and incorporate the daisy petals as they see fit.

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