Introducing the First Series of Journeys for Girl Scout Daisies (Grades K-1)
Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden
In this journey for kindergarteners and first-graders, a favorite pastime—gardening—meets the Girl Scout Law. The result is a storybook world of flowers and little girls who, together, do great things. Girl Scout Daisies will especially enjoy meeting the colorful, global characters who teach them to live the Girl Scout Law. The adult "how-to" guide offers Garden Story Time tips, key ideas for garden projects, and all the Girl Scout history and traditions needed for an adventure starring Amazing Daisy, a new flower friend for Girl Scout Daisies.
Have you heard the newest Girl Scout Daisy song?
The words and music to this new song can be found on page 75 of the How To Guide Girl Scout Daisies through "Welcome To The Daisy Flower Garden" journey. Volunteers are welcome to download the song for use with girls at meetings, camp or for any other private, non-commercial use. Download an MP3 of this song (ZIP)
Like all Girl Scout journeys, ''Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden'' focuses on the leadership philosophy of girls discovering (themselves and their values), connecting (caring and teaming), and taking action (to improve their communities and the world). For Girl Scout Daisies, the best way to experience this leadership philosophy is by practicing the Girl Scout Law. So the journey's three awards, which tie directly to the garden theme, recognize girls' progress in applying the Law to their lives. Why not start out your year by giving the girls the background "Garden Patch" to display their three Girl Scout Daisy awards?
The Watering Can Award represents girls being "responsible for what I say and do." Girls earn the award by caring for their mini-garden and beginning to understand how the Promise and Law play out in their daily lives.
The Golden Honey Bee Award represents taking action through a gardening effort for others to make the world a better place. The award is named for Honey, the bee who is one of the Daisy Flower Garden characters.
The Amazing Daisy Award represents knowing—and living—the Promise and Law, just like Amazing Daisy, the main character of the journey.