submitted by Staci Jansma3 Cheers for Animals

During the all-day event, daisies gathered to learn more about how to care for animals. The event began with a presentation by our local Humane Society who shared about caring for animals and what animals need to live. The daisies learned that caring for animals, is like caring for ourselves.


3 Cheers for Animals

The event was led by a daisy leader and several volunteers, including juniors, cadettes and parents. Planning and hosting an event of this size is not always easy, but with the right support and proper planning you can achieve greatest for the daisies. We requested that leaders and/or parents stayed to help the daisies. We know that the event needed to be high energy to keep their attention all day, and we also know that if they have people that they already know, it helps to keep their anxiety and emotions at bay.

Preparing for 3 Cheers for Animals Journey-in-a-Day

Our secret: MakingFriends Journey-in-a-Day kit

You’ll find that you’ll want two sets of kits. One kit is for the group as a whole, which is called the Troop kit. The other is for the individual daisy, which is called the Girl kit. To determine how many Troop kits you need, we had girls register for the event and we over estimated how many Troop kits we would need. We did this on purpose to ensure we would have enough supplies and even a few for examples. Then we ordered the girl kits based upon those that signed up and also ordered about 4-5 extra kits – again so we would have enough supplies and could have examples ready to go.

Editor’s note: Updated product pictures have been added along with links to updated products.

How to plan the Journey-in-a-Day event?

We reviewed what was all included within the Troop kit and the Daisy kit and also used the instruction which came with the Troop kit. This is to be used as a guide and we were able to figure out what we wanted to have when and where. We didn’t follow it exactly and made the event our own, the way we wanted to present it and what we felt made sense for our daisies attending.

Daisy Days 2015 Agenda – 3 Cheers for Animals

3 cheers for animals

We selected the 10th person that registered for Daisy Days to earn the Build-A-Bear Girl Scout teddy bear plus a package of Thanks-A-Lot, 10th Anniversary.


  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Promise
  • Law (with actions – this was led by the Cadettes)

Session 1: Speaker from Humane Society

  • Read from journey book, plus coloring page.
  • Law Poster.
  • Project scrapbook.
  • Team Activity

Session 2: Select an Egg without looking

coloring sheets

Daisies are working on a coloring sheet for their scrapbooks.

  • Read from journey book, plus coloring page.
  • Word to Girl activity.
  • Discussion: Law Poster.
  • Project – 3 buckets, 1 egg and put a chick in egg.
  • Draw a horse, zebra or donkey.
  • Work on Mural

Session 3: Daisies Sharing

  • Read from journey book, plus coloring page.
  • Discussion
  • Make up an animal Project

Session 4: Healthy Lifestyle

  • Read from journey book, plus coloring page.
  • Dog & Cat Origami Project
  • Project scrapbook

Session 5: Build a Nest

Read from journey book, plus coloring page. Build a Nest with resources available.

3 cheers animals crafts

Daisies are laughing and have a blast making their cats and dogs.


  • Friendship Circle
  • Sing Make New Friends

If you are a daisy leader and you are looking to complete the 3 journeys within 2 years – we have found it difficult to achieve until we learned about Making Friends and what they have to offer. You’ll learn the support that Making Friends has to offer is amazing. They worked with us to ensure we had just enough troop and girl kits and it arrived in plenty of time for us to plan and be prepared for our event. Wish you the best through your daisy year and beyond.



  • 3 Cheers for Animals Girls Journey Book
  • 3 Cheers for Animals Leader Guide
  • Proposed Agenda for Daisy Days: 3 Cheers for Animals
  • Daisy Animal Journey Badge In A Bag®

Updated Daisy Animal Journey Badge In A Bag® includes:

For Your Troop:

  • Step-by-Step Instructions
  • Convenient Carry Box
  • Foamie Animal Pieces
  • Animal Masks
  • Paper Grass
  • Paper for Scrapbooks
  • Paper Roll for Mural

For Each Girl:

  • Vinyl 4″x 6″ Scrapbook
  • 6 Coloring Pages
  • Stickers
  • Animal Print Paper Squares
  • Fuzzy Chick
  • Plastic Eggs
  • Animal Mask
  • Baby Elephant
  • Paper Plate
  • Invitation
  • Certificate
  • Bonus Fun Patch!

Included Activities:

  • Decorating Scrapbooks
  • Create Pretend Animals
  • Create Origami Pets
  • Learn about Baby Chicks
  • Learn about Baby Elephants
  • Build a Bird Nest
  • Making A Mural
  • Perform an Animal Skit about the Girl Scout Law
daisyleader-stacijansmaMy name is Staci Jansma. I am currently a Daisy Troop Leader and School Organizer. This is my second year as a leader for 2013-2014, and I have learned a lot within the past 12 months and I’d like to share that with you. My daughter is the main reason for my passion into Girl Scouts, plus I was a Daisy-Brownie when I was a little girl and my mom was my leader too. If there is a topic you are dying to know more about, drop me a comment and let me know. If I have some input on it, I will definitely share what I know. Here’s to a great Girl Scout year for everyone!


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