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Daisy Girl Scout Crafts and Activities for Earning Petals

What are your favorite ideas for earning Daisy Girl Scout Petals? I led my daughter’s Daisy Troop the past two years, with lots of help from a co-leader and some other parents, and we had a g…

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Girl Scouts Leader Resources to Encourage Kindness

If you're a Girl Scout Leader is part of our responsibility to encourage kindness in our girl scouts and create a safe, kind environment for our meetings.

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Girl Scouts Leader Binder

A couple weeks ago, Evelyn and I attended a Girl Scouts recruitment meeting. They told us all the troops were full and anyone that would join that day would need new troop leaders. Tom and I had talked about the possibility of me becoming a troop leader, but we never solidified our decision. Not a single person raised their hand and people were avoiding eye contact. I raised my hand, still a little iffy, but she accepted me quickly. The representative said I would need helpers and two women from the front immediately raised their hands; and so it begun. The first thing I did when I got home, was create a new board in my Pinterest account, the second thing was start my leader binder. I took out some health sheets from a half inch binder and started filling it up with Girl Scout things. I started planning, then once I had the money, I bought three 1.5 inch binders, two packages of reenforced notebook paper, plastic sheet protectors, and three pencil pouches. I also bought 15 folders with brads and pockets for the parent folders. I made a simple front with our troop number, name, and a watermark of the daisy petals the girls earn. Opened up, the pencil pouch housed two pens and three gold arrow paper clips. As you can see, the front pouch has changed. I had a second pouch that house different notes and such and now have the pens for parents. The first thing I had printed up was the program guide for our Girl Scout Council. This is the start of my binders. I inserted a few things from the recruitment night into the Program Guide. I went through all the events, highlighted the events Daisy could attend, and struck out all events they couldn't or already passed. Next, was the sign in list from the recruitment meeting with the girls that would be in my troop. (Update: I made a new roster, we just got one more girl, and I made it vertical; it makes it much easier to read and use.) A large print of the layout of the Daisy tunic and vest, and beside it a page I made of the patches and pins the troop fees would pay for. (Update: I put in a different print out of this left page, that now has our Council ID.) I couldn't find a simple list of the petals, name, and color, so I made my own. Printed version of the brainstormed activities separated into their respective petal categories. Holding onto the Daisy membership pins for the Investiture. (Update: This is no longer in in my binder. We had an amazing Investiture!) Notebook paper, with reenforced holes. Membership forms for both adults and girls. A copy of the about me page; "I'm a Daisy Girl Scout!" Copy of Volunteer sign up. (Update: 'Application for Day Trip/Tours' has been added to my forms category. I actually fill those forms out on the computer and email them immediately; I keep this, and soon others like it, to keep on hand as a reference and incase of urgencies.) Plastic sheet protectors in the very back for future print outs and such. UPDATE: Since I posted this, I have changed a few things in my binder as our Troop has developed. I separated my binder in to categories: Roll, Petals, Activities, & Future Ideas, Most Recent Activity Coming Up, Completed Activities, Notes, and Forms. As I was shopping for science project stuff at The Dollar Tree and saw these vertical dividers. I really did need these. I had added dividers, but since I had plastic page protectors, they were mostly blocked. These vertical dividers helped me find what I need quickly. I still have my regular dividers also. 'Completed Activities' are the notes and plannings of each activity we've already done. This category will periodically be emptied and put into a separate folder so my binder isn't over packed with old news. You may ask, "Why keep them?" I am new to the council and we are getting many new troops this year. I've been chatting with other leaders about what we do and how we do it; keeping our notes can help me help another person. Another reason, we plan to make photo books to the girls at the end of the membership year, and our memories are not the best, notes help us remember what happened. I got a new pouch, on sale at Walmart for just $1, and it has two pouches. The slightly bigger, lower zipped pocket now houses paper clips, binder clips, and small sticky notes. Those white tabs are extra labels for my vertical dividers. We just had our first Cookie Training! I have my notes right up front in my left binder pocket. Cookie selling starts on January 14th! Having a binder is a must as a troop leader, as any leader, and I hope this helped you start yours. What do you have in your leader binder? Update: I no longer have these files to share. I give permission to copy/mimic my ideas from this Girl Scout Leader Binder in this post.

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8 Activities for New Daisy Girl Scouts

If you’re leading a brand new batch of Daisies, these 8 activities will help them channel all that boundless excitement into the world of Girl Scouting.

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Girl Scout Meeting Ideas for Daisies September to December

*This post contains affiliate links. Updated August 2019 Daisy Girl Scout leaders certainly have their hands full if they are starting a new troop. Here is a meeting outline for the first half of the year. Remember to be flexible and have fun! Congratulations on becoming a Daisy Girl Scout leader! You have done what many are unwilling to do...step up to the plate and give a group of young girls an opportunity to be a Girl Scout.. Even if you were a Girl Scout as a child, being a leader is a totally different experience, as well as a big responsibility. Besides being concerned with the pre-troop meeting paperwork, you have to plan what the girls are going to do each and every time you get together. The following is a guideline for creating your Daisy Girl Scout meetings, based on meeting twice a week from September to December. Feel free to adapt it to your schedule, as you may find some activities are better suited for your troop to do later in the year. Photo from Pixabay First Meeting Prep Work and Supplies For your craft, you will need to run off this Daisy petal worksheet on cardstock. Have blue tissue paper cut into squares for the promise center and bowls to place them in. The girls will use crayons to color the petals and crumple and glue the tissue paper to the center. Your First Daisy Girl Scout Meeting-September Your first meeting with your Daisy Scouts should involve a "getting to know you" or "ice breaker" activity. It is a good idea to have the parents stay and see how their girls are doing and how a meeting is run. You can also have a short parent meeting while the girls are crafting to discuss the year and to answer any questions.After saying the Pledge of Alligence, the Girl Scout Promise and the Girl Scout law (which the girls will repeat after you), have the girls sit in a circle and introduce yourself and your co-leader. Pass around an object (a silk flower daisy from the Dollar Store would be a fun idea) and have the girls tell their names, their school, and one special thing about them. Girls at this age will want to tell stories...gently remind them to keep it to one thing and then pass the daisy to the next girl. Next, it is time for the craft. First Meeting Prep Work and Supplies For your craft, you will need to run off this Daisy petal worksheet on cardstock. Have blue tissue paper cut into squares for the promise center and bowls to place them in. The girls will use crayons to color the petals and crumple and glue the tissue paper to the center. Make sure you only have crayons that represent the Daisy petals for the girls to use so no mistakes are made. The order they color them in does not matter. Have the girls color first, then glue the blue center so you avoid gluey arms. Take a picture of each girl with her Daisy as a keepsake of her first Daisy meeting.Close with the Girl Scout friendship squeeze and song and take a deep breath! You did it! The Girl Scout Friendship Song This is how you end your meetings. The girls stand together in a circle with hands crossed. The leader gives the girl on her right a gentle squeeze. It is passed around the circle and when it comes back to her, you sing this song.These girls sing it beautifully, and even add the final two lines! Your Second Daisy Girl Scout Meeting-Earn the Blue Promise Center Available on Amazon Before you can earn any of the Daisy Girl Scout petals, you will need to earn the blue promise center first . After all, the petals are centered on the Girl Scout Promise, and they need to be ironed around something. There are many children's books, like Robert Munsch's pictured here, that can help you teach this concept.After reading the story, you can make promise chart. At DKTK's website, you can make a customized chore chart for your meeting.. Ask the girls what they can promise to do at home to help out. Tell them that they have to return the chart to the next meeting and see if they kept their promises. The Daisy Girl Scout Song At each meeting, make a song part of your agenda. Here is an adorable song sung to the tune "I'm a Little Teapot". Start Your Scrapbook! When my troop were Daisies, my co-leader started taking pictures at each meeting. This morphed into our perpetual Girl Scout scrapbook. Now we are Juniors, and the girls love to look back at their Daisy and Brownie years! My daughter's scrapbook has years of memories in it. Now she is a Cadette and it is fun to look back and see how all the girls have grown up! Your Third Daisy Girl Scout Meeting-Earn the Violet Daisy Petal Fostering friendship among your girls is essential to having a successful troop. As the leader, you are volunteering a lot of personal time, and you want the meetings to be something that both the girls and you look forward to attending. Nipping girl drama and cliques from the beginning and being firm about how the girls treat each other will lead to less drama and more harmonious meetings.Earning the violet daisy petal, be a sister to every Girl Scout, fosters this concept. An activity I created and did with my Daisy Girl Scout troop was to make a Daisy chain of friendship. The only materials you need are markers, strips of copy paper, and one stapler per volunteer. It is a very easy and budget friendly petal for your troop to earn. Handy Links for Leaders How to Earn the Rose Daisy Petal Activities to earn the Rose Daisy Petal, Make the World a Better Place. Daisy Girl Scout Activities: Spring is Around the Corner-Time to Plan an Outdoor Field Trip! Planning a field trip to earn a Daisy petal. How to Celebrate Girl Scout Founder's Day and Earn the Orange Daisy Petal Girl Scouts have many reasons to celebrate during the month of October Founder's Day is one of them! Here is how to earn a Daisy petal and learn about Juliette Gordon Low. Earn the Violet Daisy Petal Be A Sister to Every Girl Scout Learn how to earn the Violet Daisy Girl Scout petal! Add a Girl Scout SWAP to Your Meeting! Girl Scout Swaps are tiny crafts that Girl Scouts exchange with one another. For Daisies, they should be simple and easy to assemble. There are many Girl Scout SWAP kits that you can buy for very little money. Daisy Scouts cannot have a very complicated craft. If the degree of difficulty is too great, it will frustrate the girls as they try to make it. No need for tears while you are doing a fun Girl Scout tradition! Your Fourth Daisy Girl Scout Meeting Celebrate Girl Scout Founder's Day! Juliette Gordon Low By Edward Hughes (1832-1908), painter. (Daderot (I took this photograph)) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons On October 31, 1860, Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA, was born. Scouts of all levels celebrate her birthday at a meeting during the month of October. "Daisy", her nickname, came from a world of wealth, so she could do anything she wanted. When she began the Girl Scouts, she included everyone, no matter their financial status, color, or religion. In fact, three of the original Girl Scout leaders were Jewish, and this was in the South in 1912. In my article Girl Scout Founder's Day-Activities for All Levels of Scouts, I wrote detailed plans on how Daisy Girl Scouts can celebrate.You can also double up and earn the orange Daisy petal and celebrate Girl Scout Founder's Day. You can accomplish two things in one meeting! Use paint, Sharpies and/or jewels to decorate your pots. Available on Amazon in a 12 pack. This is a simple craft. Buy blue and white paint and a few black Sharpie pens. Girls can write their name in Sharpie on the rim and then paint a picture. While waiting their turn, girls can work on a coloring sheet or another small birthday project you have planned for them, like decorating cupcakes you made for this occasion. Your Fifth and Sixth Daisy Meetings Go on a Field Trip and Earn the Magenta Daisy Petal Photo from pixabay.com Going on a field trip is fun. To earn the magenta Daisy petal, Respect Authority, visit a firehouse or a police station. These trips are free and a great way for these community helpers to interact with your girls. Contact your Service Unit to learn how to fill out the forms and get the needed permission to take a trip. You need to give a minimum of two weeks notice, more is even better. For your sixth meeting, the girls can write thank you cards. This can be tied into "giving thanks" and the Thanksgiving holiday which is right around the corner. Read a book about The holiday and do a fun Thanksgiving craft to finish up the meeting. Field Trip Tips Plan your field trip at least four weeks in advance. Get your trip approval number and the required number of volunteers to accompany your troop. All paperwork should be handed in to you one week prior to the trip. As I tell my girls, "No slip, no trip!" Thanksgiving Crafts Once November comes around, the holiday season is in full swing. Along with your usual festivities, you have added planning Daisy meetings to your personal agenda. You can make meeting planning easier by doing a craft with a ready made craft kit. These can then be donated to a senior center when they are completed. This is an easy service project and is just one to incorporate any of the Daisy petals that inspire kindness and making the world better.These easy to make Thanksgiving crafts are perfect for Daisy Girl Scouts and easy for you, their leader! Your Seventh Daisy Girl Scout Meeting-Do a Community Service Project and Earn the Rose Daisy Petal As you enter the month of December, people tend to be in a jollier mood, as the winter holidays are arriving. Chanukah and Christmas are a time for celebrating, but not everyone is able to due to difficult financial circumstances. These are the items the girls placed in a decorated gift bag along with a card they made. A washcloth, socks, soap and candy were what we included. Photo by Hannah Gold. Before your meeting, find a local charity that needs some help and see what your girls can do to help make the world a better place and earn the rose Daisy petal. My troop made gifts and cards and donated snack foods to a group of homeless men who travel to different churches and synagogues in our area until they are back on their feet. It is a wonderful interfaith project that we participate in almost every year. Girl Scout Law Song Children can remember a lot from a song. Many adults can sing the Preamble to the Constitution because of School House Rock! Your Eighth Daisy Girl Scout Meeting Make Gifts and Have a Party For your final Daisy meeting before the winter break, the girls will be super excited. To keep with the holiday theme, have them make gifts for someone in their family. Be sensitive to what holidays the girls in your troop celebrate. Making ornaments is not appropriate for those who do not celebrate Christmas. What can you make? Any kind of kid friendly craft will work. Some ideas are: Scratch Off Frame Kit from Amazon These eight ideas for Daisy Girl Scout meetings should get your first few months off to a great start. One Final Tip-Shop the Sales The week after Christmas is one of the best times to shop for craft materials for your Girl Scout troop. Holiday items are normally 50% off for a few days after Christmas, then right before New year's they go way down to 75%. Red items can be for Valentine's Day, green for spring projects. Snowmen and snowflakes can be used for winter crafts.

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I am dusting off the keyboard and getting ready for another scouting year! This will be my 3rd year as a Leader and I’m starting to feel like a pro. LOL This year I will be leading a new tr…

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Learn how your troop can earn more than one Girl Scout Daisy petal during one meeting.

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