Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Daisies, Year 2, Meeting 11

I feel the need to start out this blog by saying I absolutely love the Daisy journey Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden!  It is the perfect "first thing" for Daisies to do because it introduces them to the world of Girl Scouts.  I think it was so beautifully done and I am so glad we got a chance to do it this year, especially with all of the new girls we had.

Sadly though, we finished up this journey today.  We learned so much from it though, especially with our Take Action project.  The garden is far from done though, and we plan to keep it up as long as we meet at this school.  There was one thing that we did differently to finish this journey.  The end of the story, we see the girls write a letter to future girl scouts.  There is also an activity for us to do that as well.  We will not be doing that activity until the end of our year, and we will be giving it to a new Daisy troop next year.  I thought it would be a great thing for them to do to finish out their year and help them bridge.

Our next item on the agenda was the cookie business leaf.  Earlier this year, the girls decided that they wanted to visit Juliette Gordon Low's house for their end of the year party, so today was a chance to talk about that.  Visiting the house is not free, so the girls need to earn some money to do this!  We looked up how much it would cost per girl (the fee for the program they want to do, their lunch, and patches), how much we earned per box (which isn't that much) and translated it to how many boxes everyone needs to sell.  We also talked about other things we wanted money for, like paying for next year's registration, Brownie uniforms, journey books and more.  In the end, we were able to come up with our goal and make a more concrete list of how we want to spend that money.  It's a great lesson for the girls on basic budgeting, saving and earning money.

Next week we'll be working on a really great project!

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