The NEW Daisies

I hear that Daisies will now be selling cookies! Do you all think that 5 and 6 year olds should be selling cookies? I think it’s great that they will be able to earn money to use toward trips and expenses, but I’m not quite sure many 5 year olds are ready to sell cookies. You could use the excuse that the parents and leaders sell the cookies, but in my troops, when we do cookie booths, they are always manned by the scouts. I am eager to find out the other changes that will be coming about even though I will no longer be a Daisy leader.

From GS CENTRAL:

Daisy Girl Scouts meet in groups of five to 10 with two or more adult leaders in a nurturing, inclusive environment. They go on trips, learn about nature and science, and explore the arts and their communities. Daisy Girl Scouts can also earn Learning Petals and receive participation patches.

Sample Activities for Daisy Girl Scouts

  • Arts and crafts projects like finger-painting murals and making colorful barrettes and paper-bag puppets
  • Trips to pick pumpkins and apples
  • Camping and hiking with their family
  • Planning a picnic and making snacks
  • Planting a community garden
  • Earning patches for activities like reading fun books or helping their community

This brings us to the Daisy Petals. Girls have always earned them in one year. I wonder how they are changing that to last over two years of scouting. Fortunately I know someone who is taking over Daisies. I’m going to have a sneak a peek at her books 🙂

Opinions? Comments? I’d love to hear your thoughts on the Daisy changes and if you know more than me, can you share your info with me?

Kell