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.


How to Earn More Than One Daisy Girl Scout Petal During One Troop Meeting

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Your Girl Scout troop can earn more than one Daisy petal during a single troop meeting.  This is important if you find yourself running short of time and have more petals to earn.

Here are some great ways to earn more than one Daisy petal during a meeting.

 

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How to Earn Multiple Daisy Petals

There are many activities that you can do to earn more than one Daisy Girl Scout Petal during a single troop meeting. Because Daisy Girl Scouts are in kindergarten and first grade, many troop leaders decide to meet only once a month. Since there are ten Daisy petals and the Promise Center, you may not have enough meetings to finish your flower. If you are a first grade troop, then you only have one year to earn them all as opposed to two.

Be aware that there are some Service Units that do not believe that you should be doing more than one petal at a meeting. While each and every part of the Girl Scout Law needs and deserves it’s own learning activity, the truth is that some troops form late and in order to achieve their goal of earning every petal, they have to combine some of them in order to complete the Daisy.

Daisy Petal Combinations

Many of the Daisy Girl Scout petals are closely related to each other, making it easier to do an activity to earn the petals at the same time. For example, the yellow petal “Friendly and Helpful” can be tied in with the spring green petal “Considerate and Caring”. You can do a community service project like collecting canned goods for a food pantry or collecting old towels, paper towels, and pet toys for an animal shelter.

Other Daisy Girl Scout petals that you can earn at one troop meeting are:

Green “Use Resources Wisely” and Rose “Make the World a Better Place” You can use an old milk carton or soda bottle, make a planter and plant a flower. Transplant the flowers when they are too big for the container.

Orange “Responsible for What I Say and Do” and Purple “Respect Myself and Others” Make a chart of responsibilities for the girls to do at home. They are responsible for their chores and by doing them, they respect themselves and the members of their family.  Follow up at the next meeting to see how the chore chart is working.

Rose “Make the World a Better Place” and Violet “Be a Sister to Every Girl Scout” Being kind to others makes the world a nicer place to live in. Being respectful and considerate to all of the Daisy Scouts in your troop make meetings much pleasant for everyone.. You can do a “Secret Sister” activity in the weeks preceding your meeting. Let the big reveal be a part of the meeting and see if the girls guessed who their Secret Sister was.

There are many other ways to earn more than one Daisy Girl Scout petal during one troop meeting. Your co-leader and you can decide together how to do it.

This Book Can Be Used for Multiple Petal Activities

Reading a book is a great way to launch a meeting for your troop. Young children love stories, and you will hold their attention in a quiet manner by starting off this way.

This book can be used for a Daisy Girl Scout meeting about being considerate and caring and friendly and helpful.

This book can be used for a meeting where you plan on having your troop earn two or more petals.. Being polite and kind can be tied into these petals- “Being a sister to every Girl Scout”, “Friendly and Helpful”, “Considerate and Caring”, “Respect Myself and Others”,and “Responsible for What I Say and Do.”

Two other meeting ideas that can help you earn multiple Daisy petals are these:

During Girl Scout cookie season, there are a lot of leftover cartons. Before you break them down to recycle, turn these into a community service project. How to Earn Four Daisy Petals With One Girl Scout Cookie Carton shows you how.

During Earth Day, you can plant Daisy seeds and earn three Daisy petals. Read How to Earn Three Daisy Petals With One Two Liter Bottle to learn how.

A Daisy Girl Scout Poem for Your Girls

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If you are gearing up for your first Daisy Girl Scout meeting, here is a poem that is sure to be fun to memorize throughout the year.  You can also use this poem as the basis for a craft to do with your girls.
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My friend sent this to me via email, so I do not know whom to give credit.
A Poem for Daisy Troops
I AM A DAISY,
I AM A FLOWER.
I AM A YOUNG GIRL WITH SO MUCH POWER.
I WILL GIVE MY HAND TO MY FRIENDS IN NEED,
I WILL ALWAYS STRIVE TO SUCCEED.
I LOVE TO LEARN, I LOVE TO WRITE,
I LOVE TO SHARE AND I NEVER FIGHT.
I WILL ALWAYS SHOW THE BEST OF ME.
I WILL ALWAYS BE THE BEST I CAN BE.
I AM A DAISY, WHICH GIVES ME POWER.
I AM A DAISY, I AM A FLOWER.
You can take each line or couplet and write it on a piece of paper or a large piece of posterboard.  In teams of two or three, have the girls talk about the verse and then make an illustration to go with it.  Bind it and now you have a Daisy book! You can also use all kinds of Daisy or flower stickers to help decorate your colorful book.
All kinds of Daisy stickers for Daisy crafts!
You may also want to take pictures and glue the to each page, too.  Read at each meeting until the girls know it by heart.
Save this and over the years bring it out at your meetings and let the girls see how much they have grown!

Your Very First Daisy Girl Scout Meeting

One of the things that makes leaders nervous is the actual meeting. As the leader, you are walking a fine line between parent and teacher. If you are the troop leader for your daughter, chances are that you know several of the girls in your troop already. The meeting is formal, but not as formal as a classroom setting. It is also not a play date, but it also has to be fun.

You cannot have chaos, either. Control is key to making your meeting fun for all and manageable for you as the leader.

This article will help you with your very first Daisy Girl Scout meeting!