Download the booklet from TroopLeaderHub
Print out the booklet. Cut the pages along the dotted line the in center of the page. Staple on the left side.
Meet with your troop and go through the booklet to meet the minimum requirements of the badge!
Suggestions for Using this Booklet
For this meeting you will need to choose a book to read to the troop. You can also play a readaloud video from Youtube.
Read a book to your troop. Here are some great suggestions to cover the topic of Respecting Authority. After watching, ask the girls to draw a picture of who the authority figure in the story was.
Why Stop for Tajo (Buy on Amazon)
What If Everybody Did That? (Buy on Amazon)
I Just Don’t Like the Sound of No (Buy on Amazon)
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus (Buy on Amazon)
Berenstain Bears Show Some Respect (Buy on Amazon)
Sometimes identifying authority figures is difficult. Go through all the pictures and have the girls tell you what authority figure(s) can be found in that place. And then follow up with some questions like:
What authority figure can you find here?
What are the types of instructions or rules that they have?
Why is it important to follow those rules? What happens if you don't?
Have the girls practice showing respect for authority. This page can also be used as a coloring page for if girls are done early or if you need something for before your meeting.
At this time you can also have a visitor (local politician, police officer, principal) come speak to the girls about their job and what it is like being an authority figure.
Lastly, girls will write down how they will show respect to the authority figures in their lives