Question: I’m a troop leader of all 1st grade Daisies. My community manager said before we bridge that we need to work on a Brownie badge, so the girls will have an idea of what is to be expected of Brownies and get them excited about staying in Girl Scouts. Anyone have any ideas of a good Brownie badge you think would be fun and that Daisies can do? All except for one of the girls in the troop are new to Girl Scouts this year.
Girl Scout leaders from our Facebook page wanted to help:
Terri’s Input: The old requirements did have Daisies working on a Brownie badge to bridge. I think you community manager might be confused with that.
Em’s idea: You do not need to work on a Brownie badge to bridge. Bridging itself is automatic. Earning the Bridging Award does have requirements and the troop leader should be familiar with them if that is what her girls are working on. I would recommend the Fair Play or Household Elf badges for second year Daisies.
Kimberly: Agreed. You definitely do not have to do a Brownie badge. For the bridging award, you must do some activity or meeting with older scouts. We had a cupcake decorating birthday party for Juliette Lowe and invited other troops.
Val’s experience: Not sure if it is a requirement but it sounds like a good idea! I would suggest doing a Badge in a Bag from Makingfriends.com. They are a lot of fun for the girls. This way its all done for you. Two good ones would be the Pet and Celebrate Community!
Lauren’s troop: Our Brownies earned the “dancer” badge at a sleepover with Daisies/Brownies. That would be fun! We put a how-to dance video from You Tube on the wall projector so the girls could learn the dance along with the video and then they all performed it. We did several other things but all the girls loved it.Our Brownies earned the “dancer” badge at a sleepover with Daisies/Brownies. That would be fun! We put a how-to dance video from You Tube on the wall projector so the girls could learn the dance along with the video and then they all performed it. We did several other things but all the girls loved it.
Micki: If you want to try a Girl Scout Brownie Badges for Daisy Level maybe check out your SU to see if they have anything planned. Our SU is doing a Painting and Home Scientist badge day and invited Daisies to participate so they can meet some of the Brownie Bridge requirements.
Sandie: Even though its not a requirement, how about starting the Girl Scout Ways badge? They’ll see the expectations for Brownies and once they start at that age level, they’ll be on their way to their first badge!