Daisy Girl Scout Meeting Calendar for Your Second Year

For second year Daisy troop leaders, there is a sense of relief that you made it through the first year. Learning the ropes is not easy…it is a learn as you go volunteer position with varying degrees of help. While I was fortunate to have a great Service Unit to guide me, I know from many forum posts and Facebook groups that it is not always the case. That is one of the reasons I started this blog over seven years ago!

A reoccuring question that has been asked over and over again is What do I do with my second year Daisy troop if we did all the petals the first year?

I have the answer for you…and it does not include doing a Journey!

Daisy Girl Scout meeting ideas for your second year without having to do a Journey

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Even if you have new girls joining your troop who have not earned any petals yet, these activities can help them earn them while reinforcing their concepts with the girls who are in their second year. Young children need repetition, and the Girl Scout Law is woven throughout all the years a girl is involved with scouting.

You will find your second year Daisy Girl Scout meeting plans from September to December on my Daisy Girl Scout blog.


Daisy Girl Scout Leader Resources

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!

Here is a list of online resources that new Daisy leaders can use for planning their first or second year of troop meetings.

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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” box and type in what you want to find.

Second, I have a blog devoted solely to Daisy Girl Scouts!  It is called Daisy Girl Scout Activities and you will find all kinds of information there just for you.

Third, there is my favorite forum, Girl Scout Moms at Babycenter.com  There you will find practical advice from active leaders. You will be able to ask questions from other leaders and find the support that you need from those who have “been there” and those who are new like yourself.

Here are ideas on why and how to make a Kaper Chart.

What does a Girl Scout leader need?  Here are some more resources for you.

I have many pinboards devoted to Girl Scouts and several just for Daisy Scouts. Here they are:

Daisy Girl Scouts

Daisy Girl Scout Journeys

How to Earn the Blue Promise Center

How to Earn the Yellow Daisy Petal

How to Earn the Orange Daisy Petal

How to Earn the Purple Daisy Petal

How to Earn the Violet Daisy Petal

How to Earn the Magenta Daisy Petal

How to Earn the Green Daisy Petal

How to Earn the Rose Daisy Petal

How to Earn the Red Daisy Petal

How to Earn the Light Blue Daisy Petal

How to Earn the Spring Green Daisy Petal

Makingfriends.com is a fantastic site full of wonderful free resources for Daisy leaders. It was my go-to site when I was starting out.

Check out the sidebar on my blog to see pertinent articles for Daisy leaders!

There is also my book Daisy Girl Scout Leader:Tips for Running a Successful Troop.  I wrote this as a guide to launch the new leader in greater detail.  No Journeys are discussed, as I firmly believe that they should be saved for the second year if done at all.

If you have any tips for new Daisy Girl Scout leaders, please drop in a share!

My New Daisy Girl Scout Leader Blog

Starting your own Daisy Girl Scout troop can be an overwhelming job.  It really is something that takes a lot of on the job training!  When I started as a leader back in 2008, there were very few internet resources for me to use. I really had to make a lot of it up as I went along.

That is the primary reason I started this blog-to help other leaders of all levels.  The leaders who contacted me the most over the years are Daisy leaders, as they have so many questions! Depending on your local Service Unit, you may receive tons of help or none at all and anything in between!

 
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As I have written on this blog, my posts became more focused on the higher levels as I have moved up.  On the forums where I lurk, there are still so many Daisy leader questions!

So I decided to create a blog just for them!

Daisy Activities is just that-all about Daisy activities!

How to earn Daisy petals, getting your troop off the ground…it is all there!

10 Tips for Brand New Daisy Girl Scout Leaders

If you are a Girl Scout leader, then you know of a few new people into our tribe of volunteers.  I remember going to my first Service Unit meetings and feeling so overwhelmed by it all.  There really is no guide book and you kind of have to learn the rules as you go along.

Are you starting a brand new Daisy troop? Here are 10 useful tips for getting started on the right foot.

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I was reading my favorite Girl Scout forum, Girl Scout Moms, on Babycenter.com, and an idea for an article popped into my head. Year after year the same questions get asked.  You would think that the GSA would have a handy dandy booklet filled with this to help new leaders and make sure they were successful.

I wrote this article called 10 Tips for Starting a Daisy Girl Scout Troop.

Can you think of anything else to add?  I will put responses into a related post.

Fantastic Daisy Leader Website for New Leaders

I want to thank a reader of this blog, Kristi, for giving me this link to an incredible  website for Daisy Girl Scout leaders.  Simply titled Daisy Scout Journeys, it is one leader’s blog about what she does with her troop to complete Girl Scout Journeys.

I have read through it and I think it is dynamite!  Lots of ideas so you do not have to reinvent the wheel.

Please share more of your online findings so I can post their links for everyone!