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Daisy Girl Scout Crafts and Activities for Earning Petals

What are your favorite ideas for earning Daisy Girl Scout Petals? I led my daughter’s Daisy Troop the past two years, with lots of help from a co-leader and some other parents, and we had a great time! As a new leader, however, I often struggled with planning out the year and figuring out requirements. Through the help of the council website and Google, though, we managed to piece things together.

Here is a list of the way we earned our petals in the first year and the ways the girls made up missed petals and the new girls earned their petals the second year (while we also completed the 5 FLOWERS, 4 STORIES, 3 CHEERS FOR ANIMALS! JOURNEY BOOK…more info on that, soon).

Most of these activities are self-explanatory but I will also link to crafts if/when I post them on the site.

If you have ideas you want to add, please let me know in the comments and I will edit the post every so often!

Blue Center – Girl Scout Promise

Light Blue – Honest & Fair

  • First Year: We made beaded bracelets with beads the colors of the petals. The girls had to be fair and share supplies.
  • Second Year: Shared supplies and took turns pouring/mixing to make doggy biscuits for shelter pets. (Also our Red Robin Journey Project)

Yellow – Friendly & Helpful

  • First Year: Interviewed a Daisy Friend and learned how to say, “Hello,” in many languages
  • Second Year: Made a “Smile Pack” to give to a friend

Spring Green – Considerate & Caring

  • First Year: Made Valentines for Veterans
  • Second Year: Hosted a food and clothing drive for local hurricane victims.

Red – Courageous and strong

  • First Year: Went to a Karate Dojo for a class and learned about standing up to bullies.
  • Second Year: Made lion masks and drew pictures of when we had been courageous and strong.

Orange – Responsible for what I say and do

  • First Year: Made chore charts
  • Second Year: Baked the doggy biscuits we had made at home and returned them to the troop leader to be given to shelter pets. (Also our Red Robin Journey Project)

Purple – Respect myself and others

  • First Year: Made soaps
  • Second Year: Made trail mix for ourselves and pine cone bird feeders for our feathered friends
  • Second Year: Went on a nature walk and observed the ways in which we have the same needs as animals (food, water, shelter, exercise…and in some cases affection and play)

Magenta – Respect authority

  • First Year: Had a father who was a police officer visit
  • Second Year: Visited a Brownie Troop (preparation for bridging)

Green – Use resources wisely

  • First Year: Made reusable market bags with fabric markers and a daisy stencil
  • First Year: Decorated a planter and planted a sunflower seed
  • Second Year: Made bracelets from cardboard tubes and magazine strips
  • Second Year: Make animal origami (swan) from old magazine pages

Rose – Make the world a better place

  • First Year: Beach clean-up
  • Second Year: Made no-sew fleece blankets and dog biscuits for a local pet rescue shelter. (Also our Red Robin Journey Project)

Violet – Be a sister to every Girl Scout

  • First Year: Made SWAPS to trade at an end of the year party.
  • Second Year: Hosted a younger Daisy troop. (part of our Bridging requirement; made “bath fizzies” at the meeting)

 

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Candace Lindemann, Yale, BA, Harvard Graduate School of Education, EdM, is an educational consultant and published writer. She enjoys new learning experiences with her children, ages 6 and 4 and 1.5.

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12 Responses to "Daisy Girl Scout Crafts and Activities for Earning Petals"

  1. Leticia says:

    I’d love to follow you. And learn activity and ways to earn pedals. As for me , I have a daughter who’s a daisy first year and I’m considering becoming a daisy leader next year. This will give me great ideas

    Thanks
    Leticia

  2. Angela Hahn says:

    Hello and thank you to whoever wrote this. I am on my 2nd year as a browine troop and daisy troop combined and right now I have only one 2nd year daisy who joined late, so I am picking from either the first year or 2nd year and this is one of the most helpful sites I have found. Thank you for your hard work

  3. Tierre says:

    Thank you so much for this. I am a new troop leader and this is very helpful and unique.

  4. Christina says:

    Quick question Im a daisy troop leader for a super troop so i have both 1st and 2 second years. How should go about setting up our activities for all the girls? thanks

  5. Tiffany says:

    I am a new co leader/leader for a Daisy troop and am working with the leader with brownies I am really looking forward to my journey thanks to this fun site

  6. bobbiruth says:

    I am a new daisy troop leader and I love your simple but fun suggestions!

  7. Candace says:

    Thank you! Happy to oblige!

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  9. shannon udell says:

    Honest & Fair petal-
    Today Renee’ saved the last cheese stick for her sister who was still at school to be honest & fair to her instead of eating it for herself. :

  10. Heather says:

    Some of the things we did:

    Courageous & Strong:
    We did this for the November meeting, which was right after Veteran’s Day. So we had a dad who is in the military come in and talk about his experiences, then we made cards for disabled veterans recovering at Walter Reed.

    Considerate & Caring:
    This was our December meeting, so we decorated store-bought cookies with icing, sprinkles, etc. We brought the cookies to the nurses at the NICU so they could give them to the babies’ families since they didn’t have time to bake their own holiday cookies.

    Honest & Fair:
    We’re doing this in February (the week before we march in the George Washington Birthday Parade), so we’ll be talking about Washington and the cherry tree. We’ll make George Washington hats for them to wear in the parade and remember how they always need to be honest and fair.

    Be a Sister to Every Girl Scout:
    We are partnering with a Sparks troop (Canadian version of Daisies) to be pen pals. We are sending them some of our George Washington hats, and they’ll be sending us a swap that relates to Canada somehow. During our meeting (which will actually take place on Thinking Day), we’ll learn about Canada and play some Canadian Girl Guides games.

    Respect Myself & Others:
    For a fun activity this month, we’ll visit a tae kwon do studio. At our regular meeting, we’ll use some of our cookie money to buy personal hygiene items (toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, soap, shampoo, etc) to put together care packages for a local homeless shelter.

  11. Beth says:

    Super neat ideas.

    I noticed that under Respect Authority, you mentioned having a *father* who is a police officer come to the meeting – I’m sure there are plenty of *Mother* police officers, too! While it is true that there are generally more male police officers, I think it’s worth correcting. We don’t want to unintentionally let our girls know that it is only Men who can have positions of authority, right?

  12. Melissa says:

    Thanks for these helpful suggestions. I too am a new troop leader and enjoy your great recommendations.

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