When searching for activities and things to do for each petal, I find that it is important to have a lot of activities because girls sometime complete things quicker than you think. Over the last 10 years, I have had multiple Daisy groups; this week I want to share what I have done with my girls to … [Read more...] about Daisy Considerate and Caring Petal
Never underestimate some cast-off jewelry and a bunch of fourth-grade girls.This is the story of how trash became treasure and a life-changing moment for some girls in Indiana and in Haiti while working on the Junior Jeweler badge.What started as a simple project for our Junior Jeweler … [Read more...] about Simple Project Idea for the Junior Jeweler Badge
submitted by Shayne Richard FritzOur troop went Camping over the summer. We went to Camp Chenoa and stayed at Rocky Top in the Yurts, they love staying there. There was 3 of them that "pulled" an all nighter, but had a great time while we were there.We went with about 40 other scouts we all … [Read more...] about Camping Fun – Balloon Flip Flops & Tacos in a Bag
I hear all the time from leaders that the new badges are boring -- especially for the older girls. Cadettes have limited time and plenty of other activities to choose from besides Girl Scouts. How can we get them to stay with the program if they don't like the activities?Well, the Budgeting … [Read more...] about The Cadette Budgeting Badge is Fun! Whaaat?
My name is Jennifer O’Neil, this is my 3rd year as a Girl Scout leader. I joined girl scouts because I use to be a girl scout when I was younger and my daughter wanted to be in scouts so I joined again. My troop story is about my Daisy troop – we have a troop of 15 girls from kindergarten and 1st … [Read more...] about Earn a Daisy Journey and Learn about Horses
submitted by Rebecca LarocqueIt seems that each year our troop takes on additional younger girls. Siblings or friends, or that single left without a troop, I can’t say no. It was during my second year as a leader that they introduced Journeys. Many at our service unit said “No Way, these are … [Read more...] about Princess Petals: A Leaders Journey Through a Scout Year
submitted by Kara ShuemakerWe completed the Agent of Change Journey and the girls learned how “the power of one, the power of teams, and the power of community” all work together. The girls were struggling with a decision to either host a blood drive to ease the high demand for blood or to have … [Read more...] about Blood Drive Bronze Award Project
Recruiting Daisies for Our New TroopGuest post from Staci JansmaAt the beginning, the first meeting we had planned was recruitment night. We were a young, new daisy troop. So far we had my daughter as a Girl Scout member when school began just about a year ago. We utilized the Bee a Buddy … [Read more...] about Daisy Leader Recruiting New Girls