DAISIES – All Day Journey: 3 Cheers for Animals

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As we only offer one journey per year during our troop year, in an effort to assist our second year Daisies with earning their Summit Award, we offered an all-day journey on a recent Saturday. Two of our second year Juniors planned and ran this journey as their way of earning their Junior Aide Award prior to bridging to Cadettes.

As leaders we know how much time, dedication and work goes into planning a journey and we are extremely proud of these two girls for their initiative and effort. It was great to watch the older girls use their activities to teach the Daisies about non-verbal communication, self-confidence, presentation skills and taking care of themselves (and other living creatures) all while having FUN!! The day ran smoothly, was jammed pack full of creative activities and everyone had a great time!

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Written by Juniors B.G and K.W.

We planned and ran an entire Daisy Journey, 3 Cheers for Animals, to earn our Junior Aide award.

Through this journey we all learned how to care for ourselves and animals.

Throughout the day we read stories, did crafts and fun activities based on animals. Some of the activities we did with the Daisies were “Fly, Fly Away”, Follow the Leader, “Made by Me Nests” and we drew and pasted animals onto a mural. We also made origami penguins and did yoga.

On our journey we learned different animals from the flower friends while we read them stories.

At the end we performed for the parents and the Daisies told all about the animals they picked.

We all had lots of fun.

To lead a journey is such a thrilling experience. The Daisies learned so much in one day and we all enjoyed it.

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All good meetings end with a Friendship Circle. During this circle everyone said what they were thankful to learn and gave examples of how they will take care of animals and themselves!
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Additionally, the girls took some time outside to take advantage of a gorgeous day and give the small ones a break from being stuck inside all day. After lunch they took a nature walk around the school and got to see some birds’ nests with babies in them! It was a lovely coincidence and helped tie the journey with real life, in real time! Lucky girls!!
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Special thanks to Donna Wasneski, from Gold’s Gym, for coming last minute after our original yoga instructor had a family emergency!

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