A few minutes later, the officers came back with a few empty garbage cans.
“Here you go,” they said. “We’re glad that people throw away their trash, but what would really help is if people could use less paper and plastic in the first place. Or, if they could carry their trash out with them.”
“You’re right,” Rosie said.
“Could you tell people about other ways to keep parks, playgrounds, and beaches clean?”
“Maybe you could do a presentation at your school or community center,” Officer Rocco added. “If you gave people three tips abou thow to have less trash to throw away and they all told other people – well, the word would spread!”
“That’s a great idea,” Rosie said. “What do you say, Flower Friends?”
And after their day at the beach was over, they went home and did just that.
1 Talk about “Rosie’s Story”
How did Rosie show that she wants to make the world a better place?
What do you think would have happened if Rosie didn’t tell the beach patrol about the overflowing garbage cans?
How did the Flower Friends make the world better when they gave other people tips about reducing the amount of trash they have to throw out?
ct out the story with your Daisy friends
Make sure each girl has a part to play (you can add extra characters if you want and even come up with new things for everyone to say!). Have fun performing the story for your group or your family. How can you practice being fair in choosing who has which part?
Go on a walk outdoors with your Daisy friends. You may want to go to a park or a beach. As you enjoy the fresh air, look for places where trash is lying on the ground. Can you help by picking it up and throwing it away? Are there places where you could plant flowers or trees to make a place look more beautiful?
There are lots of ways to act like Rosie. Try it out by doing one of these activities:
Find three ways that people can reduce their trash. Do a presentation to your class at school or to your family.
Talk to your Daisy friends or your family about ways you can make the world better. Try to do something every day for one week.
You have earned your Rosie petal. Now, when you say the Girl Scout Law, you’ll know exactly what that line means. Wear the petal on your tunic or vest to remind you to always make the world a better place.
Gather together with your Daisy friends and say the Law up to Rosie’s line. Now, you know nine lines of the Law – one more to go!