As I peruse my blog and update and edit posts, I am drawn to the ones where I share my organizational tips. I am a firm believer that we cause much of our own stress because we are unprepared.  Because I juggle four part-time jobs and a family, being prepared is key to my success in keeping all of my balls in the air.  Sure, life can have you drop a few due to unexpected surprises (both good and bad), but overall, if you have put in the time and effort, even with unplanned events, you should land on your feet.

Although I am now in the role of co-leader to my daughter’s Cadette troop, it does not mean that I am now just a warm body who shows up.  I informed my friend that I am there to help and assist her in whatever way she needs me.

While we are not doing a Journey this year, we will in the future.  It got me to thinking how I could organize it for her in advance to make it easier for her. The result involved a lot of research, and in the end, I wrote three in-depth articles for Cadette leaders to use when doing a Journey.  They are:

Girl Scout Cadette Media Journey Resources

Girl Scout Cadette Breathe Journey Resources

Girl Scout Cadette Amaze Journey Resources

What I have included in these three articles are lesson plan resources all in one place…no need for you to search for what you need. There are many examples of Take Action Projects to help your troop formulate their own ideas on what to do.


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If you find these useful or there is something you want me to include, please let me know!

I have one other resource article, one that is an overall review of the Cadette years.  It includes Silver Award ideas.  The article is called Cadette Girl Scout Resources for Leaders.

I would love to hear from other Cadette leaders and what works for them.  If you would like to share in a Guest Post, please do!


How to Earn the Blue Daisy Promise Center

by Hannah on August 13, 2014

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New Daisy leaders have their hands full with trying to figure out how to do it all.  After meeting with her co-leader and planning out the year (or at least the first few meetings),  activities need to be planned.  Here are some ready made resources for those who are starting with the Daisy petals and need to earn the blue Promise center.

How to Earn the Blue Promise Center is my newest lesson plan on how to do this very important part of the Girl Scout Law.



Daisy Girl Scout Leader Resources

August 7, 2014

Are you a brand new Daisy Girl Scout leader? Are you trying to figure our how to start your troop? I have some online resources for you! First, there is this blog!  I began writing it to help other leaders and I have hundreds of posts with resources for you.  Just go to the “Search” […]

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What Have You Been Up to This Summer?

July 14, 2014

Hello fellow leaders! I hope that you are enjoying your summer. I am curious what you and your troop have been up to if you have been meeting with each other. If you have not been meeting, have you been planning for the new year or just relaxing? Please share what has been working for […]

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Craft Supply Sale at Michael’s!

June 18, 2014

  My two artistic daughters needed to go to Michael’s Craft Store to get supplies for the gifts they were making friends for their birthdays or high school graduation. When we arrived at the store, I was amazed at the incredible selection of sale and clearance merchandise available!  I started to miss the days when […]

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Father’s Day Crafts That Are Easy for Younger Scouts

June 6, 2014

Do you need a quick and easy Father’s Day craft for your Daisy or Brownie troop? On my Daisy blog, I posted several links to websites that have inexpensive craft ideas for those of you who are short on time and/or money. Look here for some cool ideas!

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Great News About My Girls!

May 21, 2014

Last night I attended my final Leader meeting as the official leader of my troop.  I was joined by my friend who is taking over in the fall.  I told her that if she ever needed me to fill in for her, I would be there. Our troop will run differently next year, as every […]

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Friday’s Meeting Was Great!

May 19, 2014

Our final meeting was a great success.  While the girls sat outside the hallway and ate their after school snack, they were looking at each other’s scrapbooks and laughing at what they used to look like and the silly faces they had made. Once snack time was over and we went into the art room, […]

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Our Final Junior Meeting Plans

May 15, 2014

It is hard to believe that after six years, I will no longer be in charge of my troop.  Next fall, I will be a leader who shows up to help at meetings and go on field trips, but that is all.  I am very comfortable with my decision and am looking forward to staying […]

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Cadette Leader Resources

May 12, 2014

I have been speaking frequently with my friend who will be the new leader of my troop.  She is very excited and has already gotten in a lot of her training. Since we were bouncing off ideas, it inspired me to write this article, Cadette Girl Scout Leader Resources. Looking ahead is fun,and since the […]

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