Guess who Daisy was! Give up? "Daisy" was the nickname of Juliette Low, the original Girl Scout. She started this whole Girl Scout thing! Girl Scout Daisies get to do fun stuff just like Daisy did.
Daisies do lots of fun things like:
- Meet in groups of five to 10 with two or more adult leaders in a nurturing, inclusive environment.
- Go on trips, learn about nature and science, and explore the arts and their communities.
Girl Scout Daisies can also earn Learning Petals, receive participation patches and do good work in the world around them using the It's Your World -- Change It!, It's Your Planet -- Love It! And the new It’s Your Story Tell It! Girl Scout Leadership Journeys.
Learn more about what it means to be a Girl Scout.
Being a Girl Scout is about having fun and making friends — but it's more than that. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Going Digital - New Program for Girls
Badge Explorer Tool
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Girl Scout Journeys
Journeys provide an important foundation for each level in Girl Scouting for girls and volunteers. Just by following a journey, members will be engaging in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (and practicing some Girl Scout traditions!). When the Journey ends, girls and their volunteers can apply what they have learned to everything else they do in Girl Scouting.
It's Your World—Change It!
Introducing the First Series of Journeys
Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden
In this journey for kindergarteners and first-graders, a favorite pastime—gardening—meets the Girl Scout Law. The result is a storybook world of flowers and little girls who, together, do great things. Girl Scout Daisies will especially enjoy meeting the colorful, global characters who teach them to live the Girl Scout Law. The adult "how-to" guide offers Garden Story Time tips, key ideas for garden projects, and all the Girl Scout history and traditions needed for an adventure starring Amazing Daisy, a new flower friend for Girl Scout Daisies.
Like all Girl Scout journeys, ''Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden'' focuses on the leadership philosophy of girls discovering (themselves and their values), connecting (caring and teaming), and taking action (to improve their communities and the world). For Girl Scout Daisies, the best way to experience this leadership philosophy is by practicing the Girl Scout Law. So the journey's three awards, which tie directly to the garden theme, recognize girls' progress in applying the Law to their lives. Why not start out your year by giving the girls the background "Garden Patch" to display their three Girl Scout Daisy awards?
The Watering Can Award
This award represents girls being ''responsible for what I say and do.'' Girls earn the award by caring for their mini-garden and beginning to understand how the Promise and Law play out in their daily lives.
The Golden Honey Bee Award
This award represents taking action through a gardening effort for others to make the world a better place. The award is named for Honey, the bee who is one of the Daisy Flower Garden characters.
The Amazing Daisy Award
This award represents knowing—and living—the Promise and Law, just like Amazing Daisy, the main character of the journey.
It's Your Planet—Love It!
Introducing the Summer 2009 Journeys
Between Earth and Sky
- Girl Scout Daisies join their flower friends for a cross-country road trip in their special flower-powered car!
- As they travel the country living the values of the Girl Scout Law, the flowers explore the natural world around them, learning what's local and why that's important.
- Along the way, the flower friends (and the girls!) sample the sights, and the wisdom of women working to protect Planet Earth.
- Daisies earn their Blue Bucket, Firefly, and Clover (uses resources wisely!) awards as they experience what's great about their own region and learn to use their own special skills to help people and Planet Earth.
This journey presents Daisies the opportunity to earn three awards. Girls consider their feelings and skills and then take into account the feelings and skills of those around them. The girls then move on to engage their larger community and then they move out into their community to "do."
Although there's no set way to present it, you might spark the excitement of this award series by presenting the Between Earth and Sky background patch to all the Daisies at their first session. Or choose a way that works for the group.
The Blue Bucket Award
- Girls tell one another about their feelings and the feelings of those around them.
- Girls take part in role-playing activities that encourage them to resolve conflicts, negotiate, and be considerate to others.
The Firefly Award
- Think about and talk about their own skills and those of their sister Daisies.
- Choose a skill that they can teach others, either at home or in their community.
- Steps to the award are built into the suggested activities in the Sample Sessions.
The Clover Award
- Learn about and commit to protecting a natural treasure in their region.
- Educate and inspire others in their community to join with them to protect the local treasure, too.
It’s Your Story – Tell it!
Daisy - 5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals!
Daisies learn just how much they can care for animals and for themselves—and just how good that makes them feel.
- Birdbath Award - Daisies learn to care for animals and for themselves
- Red Robin Award - Daisies use their new knowledge and creativity to teach others how to care for animals
- Tula Award - Daisies gain courage and confidence in teaching others about animal care