Books to Help Your Troop Earn Daisy Petals

by Hannah on September 11, 2014

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If you are a brand new Daisy troop leader, you are probably wondering how you are going to earn all of those petals. Even if you are a leader entering her second year with her girls, you probably still have some petals to finish or maybe have one or two that you want to revisit.

Earning Daisy petals with your troop is easy to do if you follow a lesson plan. As a teacher for the past 27 years, I know that one way to get a concept across to children is through literature. Gathering the children on the carpet and using your best voices to read a captivating picture book gets them on same page (pun intended) and has everyone starting from the same experience.

While I would not use them at every meeting, I did use several different books with my troop to teach concepts when they were Daisy Scouts.

If you are looking for some wonderful children’s literature to use at your meetings, here is a list of books and the Daisy petals they correspond to.

If you have any books that you used that do not appear on the list, please let me know!

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Do You Wear a Girl Scout Leader Uniform?

by Hannah on September 4, 2014

When my older daughter was a Girl Scout, her leader was very gung ho the first few years she was in charge.  She always wore her yellow Girl Scout leader sweater set to each and every meeting, as well as on field trips.

While I used to wear a uniform of sorts during my five years as a Pampered Chef Kitchen Consultant (black pants and a white shirt), I never wore one to meetings.  I typically sub on Friday at the synagogue preschool, and being knee deep in toddler land does not lend itself to anything nice or something that could get ruined.

I know that some leaders are looking for something “official looking” to wear, and I found some adorable tee shirts on Zazzle for the different levels of Girl Scouts.  These are all available in assorted colors and cuts, so there is one that will flatter your favorite pair of jeans!

Proud to Be a Troop Leader Tees
Proud to Be a Troop Leader Tees by TalkSnarkytoMe
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Craft Supply Sale at Michael’s!

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  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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