💚🍪💚 Cookie Sales From a Daisy Near You! 💚🍪💚

This is such an exciting time of year for our troop and our adorable little Daisies! One of the best parts of Girl Scouts is teaching our future leaders how to own their own business and support a cause that matters to them.

Prior to heading out to share our cookies, we taught the girls all about goal setting, counting money, and prepared for our booths by creating banners and signs.

We have our cookies – so find an adorable Daisy near you and get your favorites!

Daisies Count it Up

The Daisies worked on a practice cookie booth:  what to say, how to count money, and what we are selling.

 

They also worked on goal setting by making a goal flower garden–setting personal goals, troop goals, and what good we want to do with our money.

 

They also played a cookie memory game with some of our Juniors to help them learn about what Girl Scout Cookie are which!

I think they are ready for Cookie Season!

aMuse – Roles and Stereotypes

Our Juniors have started working on the aMuse Journey.  In this journey the girls will build confidence by trying  roles they choose for themselves by being creative, telling stories and inspiring others to try new roles, too.

At our last meeting each girl was given a banner with 7 pennants and had to decorate each flag with a single word/phrase to describe themselves.  They decorated them and shared with the group.  Then, they were told to hang them somewhere special to remind themselves of who they are…to be true to themselves always.

img_5071.jpg

Today we worked on Roles and Stereotypes and how often times, fair or not, they influence each other.

IMG_5069

 

The girls were given a variety of roles, printed on post its, to try on for themselves and assign to their troop mates.  We talked about why they each chose the roles they did for themselves and discussed why their troop mates might have chosen some of the other roles for them.  It was very interesting to hear how they each view themselves compared to how others view them.

IMG_5070

Then we spent a really long time talking about stereotypes.  We did this by giving them each several “should” sentences and telling the girls they HAD to determine whether or not their “should” was for boys or for girls.  The ensuing OUTRAGE at being FORCED to pick when, CLEARLY, any and all can be for BOTH.  We then talked about how “traditional roles” have paved the way for the stereotypes of today.  The girls also got a lesson in how lucky they are to go to school and live where they do because there are, sadly, still places in our world where girls can’t even do that!

IMG_5067

Great, fulfilling meeting!  Can’t wait to start telling our story and learning about amazing women in our community.

First Meeting of the Year

It’s official! We are into a new year! We started the day with agreements for the year – look at that adorable group!

Then our little Daisy’s started with Get-to-Know-You’s!

We also talked about our Girl Scout Promise

While the parents met, we played outside – who doesn’t love Jenga

Investiture

We have officially begun another exciting year of Girl Scouts!

For the first time in months, it rained the day of our big event – so we remained flexible and moved out ceremony inside.

The Daisy’s colored while we waited for photos and Investiture.

We always start our meetings with The Promise

Part of the ceremony includes each girl tying a ribbon to the circular rope of the Troop.

The older girls read the Promise as we went around the circle.

❤️LOOK AT THESE ADORABLE DAISY’S ❤️