Saturday, September 1, 2012

Amazing Daisy

For the past two years, I wanted the girls in our Daisy troop to be familiar with the Girl Scout Law.  We posted the Law for each meeting, but we did not recite the Law because I was not concerned at that time that they memorize the words.  We did remind the girls of the petals to ensure they understood why we did certain activities and service projects. 

Our girls enjoyed earning the Daisy Petals Set, and they loved when they received fun patches for participating in special events.  They proudly displayed these patches on a blue canvas bag we purchased from Hobby Lobby.  I happened to come across this Amazing Daisy fun patch while picking up an order at our Council Shop.  I decided to create a Girl Scout Law Activity  Booklet for the girls in our troop to work on during Christmas Break.  This project was not mandatoryI offered to purchase the Amazing Daisy patch for any girl who chose to complete the packet which was due at the first meeting in January.    

The packet consisted of four pages that were designed to help the girls learn the petal colors and the corresponding Law components.  The girls also had to apply the Law to different troop activities.  All of the answers could easily be found in the packet itself or in the Girls' Guide I put together at the beginning of the year.

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Page 1:  Rainbow Coloring Sheet.  The petal colors are listed on the bottom left of the rainbow while the corresponding component of the law is listed on each ray of the rainbow.


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While this packet may be used to help any Daisy Girl Scout learn the Girl Scout Law, please note that page 4 is specific to our troop.  Since the girls were in first grade at the time, I decided to list the petals on page 4 in smaller groups.  This activity was intended to be fun (as well as educational), and I didn't want it to be too challenging.  

Here is another fun idea...Make a Girl Scout Law puzzle.  To make the puzzle, print the Law on a plain sheet of white cardstock.  I recommend using a larger font (the larger the letters are, the bigger the puzzle pieces will be).  Cut the paper to divide the Law into separate phrases.  For example, "Considerate and Caring" could be one puzzle piece and "Use Resources Wisely" could be another puzzle piece.  Mix up the pieces and have the girls work with a buddy to put the pieces in the correct order.  They may need to look at a copy of the Law to complete the puzzle.  As they practice, it should get easier.  This can also be done with the Girl Scout Promise.  We made each word a puzzle piece.  The girls were challenged, but they had fun working together to place words in the correct order.

Now that the girls in our troop are entering second grade, we will recite the Girl Scout Law at the beginning of each meeting.  I am hoping they memorize the Law by Christmas Break.  This group of girls continually exceeds my expectations, so I know it is possible.  Have fun with your Amazing Daisies!  Thanks for reading.

99 comments:

  1. My girls learned the GS Law last year due to this video on you tube and they were daisies at the time. I think turning it into a song with motions made it so much easier for them to learn it. Here is the link for you.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dF8dUi37x8

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  2. Thank you, Debi. I had not seen this video. After watching it, I agree that teaching the song with motions will be an easy way to help the girls learn the Law. We will definitely work this into our meetings this year. The girls are going to love it!

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    1. Good morning, I love your book above. We're a new Daisy troop and very interested in receiving a copy if that's ok with you. We're girlstroop14@gmail.com

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  3. would you be willing to share this book?

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    1. Sure! What is your email address? I will send it to you if you are still interested. I apologize for the delay in my reply.

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    2. I too am interested in this booklet. I think it would be a great recruitment tool! Does it have your website on it? If not, it should, parents could be redirected here. lanielanie at msn dot com is my email. Please and thanks! Elaine :)

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    3. Hi, Elaine. I appreciate the feedback. I have added my website to the files, and sent them to you. Enjoy the rest of the year with your girls!

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    4. Hi I am a new leader and I think this is just what I am looking for. Could you send me a copy also and any other tips? Bittersweetmomma@gmail.com

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    5. Thank you for reaching out, Teresa. I just sent you the files along with a note regarding the additional tips you requested. I directed you to my Daisy blog posts, and I think the Service Project posts could also be helpful. I hope you find that to be true! Best wishes to you and your girls.

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    6. I would love a copy of this book. My first year Daisies have earned all of their petals already, and I'd like for the parents to have something to work with them over our Christmas break, this is GREAT! my email is ystarrymoon@yahoo.com

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  4. I'd love a copy of your booklet!! My email is imaginethat639@ymail.com

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    1. I just sent you an email. Hope the documents are helpful to your troop.

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  5. I would love a copy too. I just became a Daisy leader and I think this would be great. My email is stewart2008@att.net. TIA

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    1. Hi, Tia. I sent the attachments to you this morning. Have a great time with your girls!

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  6. Can I please have a copy of this book you made? This would be great for my Daisy troop. My email is courtparo@yahoo.com. Thank you so much!

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    1. Sure! Just sent them to you. Hope it helps! Thank you for your interest.

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  7. I would love a copy as well. Email is scorpio834@aol.com
    Thank you

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    1. I emailed the files to you on Friday. Hope you enjoyed your weekend!

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  8. I too would love a copy. Thanks for sharing all your knowledge. Email is peebleskr@gmail.com

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    1. Hi, Kim! I just emailed the files to you. I hope your girls enjoy the activities. Thank you!

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  9. Hello - This is exactly what I have been looking for can you please email to marciav@Watsonrealtycorp.com

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  10. Good deal! I sent the just sent the attachments. Hope they help.

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  11. I would love to have a copy of your book for daisy girls. Do you mind sharing?
    tmkneeland@comcast.net
    Thank you

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    1. Hello! I sent the attachments to you last month, but I forgot to post something here. Please let me know if you did not receive them. Hope they are helpful to you. Thank you for your interest!

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  12. These are great ideas. I'd love to use them with my daisy troop. Would you share them with me as well- karen4memories@yahoo.com
    Thanks!!!!!

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    1. Hi, Karen! I did send the attachments to you, but I forgot to post something here. Please let me know if you did not receive them. Thank you for your interest!

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  13. What wonderful ideas you have! I am new to Daisy Scouts as well and would love a copy as well if you are willing to share. My email is mlb8704@gmail.com. Thanks so much!

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate the positive feedback. I emailed the attachments to you earlier this evening.

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  14. I would love a copy too if you don't mind sharing. msmccorm@gmail.com

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    1. I just sent it to you, Michelle! Thank you for asking. Hope you are having a great summer.

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  15. I would also be interested in this booklet and any tips/ideas you can share. I am a new daisy troop leader and all help is appreciated. Thank you. nicolebierman@comcast.net

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  16. Could you seen this to me also? I have just started up a daisy troop with first graders and this would be very helpful. wskinner@tampabay.rr.com

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  17. Could you please send this to me, we are just starting up a daisy and brownie troop. My email address is rachaelhartson@gmail.com. Thank you

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  18. Can you please email this to me? ypilling@pvlearners.net

    Thank you!

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  19. Would you be willing to email this to me? We have a new daisy troop and we are trying to help the girls remember the girl scout law. My email address is theatr2815@yahoo.com.

    Thank you

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  20. Hi there. I just found your website through pinterest and it has help...especially being a new daisy troop leader this year. Do you have a link for this booklet? I think this may help our little girls this year.

    Thanks!
    p.s. here is my email address: kjhbright@yahoo.com

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  21. I would love a copy as well!!
    Roberts.sara102@gmail.com

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  22. Hello I just found your website via Pinterest, and you have given me a lot of ideas. I am starting a daisy troop this year at my daughter school, they have never had a daisy troop. You help is appreciated, if you could send me a copy I would love it.

    Gooby444@yahoo.com
    Thank you

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  23. I would love a copy of this booklet for my new Daisy girls! katherinegheard@yahoo.com. Thanks!

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  24. Can you please send me a copy of the booklet as well? I'm a brand new Daisy leader. brooke.soppe@gmail.com
    Thanks so much!

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  25. Can you please send me a copy of your booklet too? I am a new Daisy leader and can use any extra resources/tips you have to offer! I appreciate it--thank you! Lnieport@gmail.com

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  26. Hi, I am a new daisy leader and this booklet is awesome! Could you please email me a copy to Jennifer-Berger@comcast.net? Thank you so much!

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  27. I would love to have a copy of this! My email address is clhayward76@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  28. Could I please get a copy of your booklet? My email is brandynewburry@gmail.com. Thank you so much my Daisy's would really enjoy it.

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  29. Hi! I am a current Wolf Cub leader and Boy Scout Fundraising coordinator who was recently asked to lead a Daisy troop! I would love a copy as well as any ideas you may have! My email is Jenny.Bennett1979@gmail.com. Thanks in advance!!

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  30. I'd love a copy of your booklet!! My email is bctroop784@gmail.com
    I'm a new daisy leader, and this would be a great help!!!!

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  31. I'd love a copy as well please. Lyinbob@yahoo.com

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    1. I tried to send you the files twice this afternoon. Both times I received a Mail Delivery Error. I would love to share the documents with you. Is there another email address you can give me? Thanks!

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  32. can you send me a copy too? macortines@hotmail.com

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  33. Can I Please have a copy!!
    amyfossaceca@nc.rr.com

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  34. Awesomeness! I would love a copy. Addiedonley@yahoo.com

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  35. This is such a great idea. I just became a daisy troop leader this year and would love a copy too. My email is: emailjoycelynn@gmail.com. Thank you in advance. :)

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  36. I would love a copy of this as well! Great post. Thanks in advance.
    ashleylsmith01@gmail.com

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  37. Would you be willing to share the file with me? Troop60025@gmail.com
    Thank you!! :)

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  38. I just became a Daisy troop leader and I would love a copy of this... Email is lasonyadodd@yahoo.com

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  39. Hi we are new Daisies troop and would love a copy of the booklet
    pookiewookie2010@aol.com

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  41. Hi I co-lead a Grade 1 Daisy Troop abroad and I would love a copy. My email is: a.k.altawil@gmail.com.

    Thanks!

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  42. I would love to have a copy . My email is jacobbsmommy@aol.com

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  43. I would love a copy! I am new to leading a troop and very impressed. My email is Cindyclara01@gmail.com. Thank you in advance! My daughter, her troop and their parents also send Thanks!

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  44. I would love a copy too! I just started a troop and think this is an awesome Idea. Thank you My email is girlscouts50246@gmail.com

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  45. I am also a new troop leader and think that this book is great. If I could also get a copy, it would be greatly appreciated! My email is orrwendi@gmail.com

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  46. Thank you for posting this! Please send me a copy if you have the chance. My email is lackore@aol.com

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  47. I would love a copy for my new troop!! my email is ahazen525@yahoo.com.

    Thanks so much

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  48. I would also love to have a copy of this book for my new daisy troop! My email address is frankandheidi@verizon.net
    Thanks so much for the great ideas, keep them coming!
    Heidi

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  49. I would love a copy of this book for my daisy girls please. :) My email is: gaylevaug1@aol.com Thank you so much!
    Gayle

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  50. Please send a copy to me Troop40427@gmail.com Thank you

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  51. I'm a new GS troop leader. I have a multi-level troop with both Daisy and Brownie girls. May I have a copy of this book please? My email is katwarner@gmail.com Thank you in advance.

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  52. Hi! I'd love a copy of this if you could! xxkimberly_dawnxx@yahoo.com

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  53. I would love a copy of this book! It's wonderful! Thegilberts07@yahoo.com. Thank you!

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  54. I would love a copy as well! Great idea! adharper88@hotmail.com

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  55. i would love a copy as well mandynkevin2@gmail.com

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  56. I would love a copy of this book! It's wonderful! Thanks kathyinwa@frontier.com

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  57. I would love a copy if still available. Indywlane@cox.net Thank you

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  58. Thank you for sharing your ideas! I'd love to make one like it for my new Amazing Daisies :-)
    Could you send me your file?
    Marianne.Wheeler@gmail.com

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  59. I too am a new Daisy Leader. Could you send me your file?
    jnorris774@aol.com

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  60. I would love your file as well. This is so great!

    marygail.mello@gmail.com

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  61. Would you please send me a copy of your file? jennytews2000@yahoo.com

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  62. I'd love a copy of this book! Jennifershust@gmail.com

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  63. I'd love a copy of this book! Jennifershust@gmail.com

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  64. Hi! i am a new leader and love your ideas and this book. can i have a copy of it please and any other suggestions? my email is nrego421@gmail.com thank you

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  65. Hi Laurie! Can I also have a copy of the workbook? I am leading a multi-level troop of daisies and brownies and this would be very helpful! Thanks in advance! Jenhubert89@gmail.com

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  66. Hi there, I'm not sure if you are still sending out your packet, but if so, I would a copy for my new Daisy scout troop. My email address is sarahbakerthomas@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  67. May I please have a copy as well? michelletaylor_1@yahoo.com Thank you so much!

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  68. I would love to get a copy of the booklet too. thanks! ekhatib@aol.com

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  69. I woud love to have a copy of your booklet as well! Thank you marygail.mello@gmail.com

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  70. I would also love a copy of your booklet as well. gsdaisytroop2106@gmail.com

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  71. me, too pretty please craftykk@gmail.com

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  73. This is such a great idea. I just became a daisy troop leader this year and would love a copy too as well as any ideas you may have! My email is delcarmen78@yahoo.com. Thank you in advance. :) If there is any cost to it please let me know. Our troop will be happy to pay. :)

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  74. Could I please get a copy of your booklet? My email is Dolphingirlwv@gmail.com Thank you.

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  75. Could also get a copy of your booklet? This is a great idea! My email is michehayes@gmail.com. Thank you!!

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  76. I would love a copy of the booklet also. Great idea!! Thank you. Christina_london@aol.com

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  77. What a wonderful book! I would love a copy. Thanks so much! KMAllabough@gmail.com

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  78. I'd love a copy too please! themartster1@yahoo.com

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  79. Could I get a copy too please? kimba.dunsmore@gmail.com

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  80. I would love a copy of this booklet for my daisy troop. sharon1452@aol.com
    Thanks

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  81. Would very much love a copy of this for my troop. jenniferens@gmail.com

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  82. Im a new troop and would love a copy of this for my troop. Ewilliamson0510@yahoo.com

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