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Respecting authority is important for all children. There are many members of our local community who can help the girls earn this petal.
My troop asked our principal to come speak to us. Since we meet after-school, this was easy for her to do. She read the girls the book “The Principal From the Black Lagoon” and they did an activity with her based on it. She then took the girls on a tour of her office! Being in kindergarten at the time, they were very impressed. It looked big, spacious, and it was a place that they knew they did not want to go to when they were older!
At the end of the tour we took a photo that they put into their Girl Scout scrapbook.
When my older daughter was a Girl Scout, she went on afield trip to the police station. This is a good idea to do instead of a regular meeting. Just be sure to get all of your paperwork done for your field trip well in advance and to get your troop permission number.