Thursday, October 2, 2014

Girl Scout Founder's Day Ideas 2014


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How to celebrate Girl Scout Founder's Day
By Edward Hughes (1832-1908), painter. (Daderot (I took this photograph)) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons



Daisy leaders, if your troop is up and running, then plan you last October meeting to celebrate Girl Scout Founder's Day.  Juliette, Gordon Low, whose portrait is featured above, was born on October 31, 1860 in Savannah, Georgia. It is a special Girl Scout holiday and one that troops across the country celebrate with community service projects.



If you are a brand new Daisy leader, your first celebration might want to center around who Ms. Low is.  You may want to read parts of a children's biography to her, like the best selling Here Come the Girl Scouts.



How to celebrate Girl Scout Founder's Day

Juliette's nickname was Daisy, and the girls will really hearing about their namesake.  

You can start off the meeting by asking the girls what they already know about Girl Scouts.  Cookies and meetings will more than likely be the answers you will hear.  Then you can share a bit about the background of Ms. Low and then do a project.

What kind of project?

You can choose to do a service project like this one which is easy to do and cheap to make.

There is another project that will also earn your girls the orange Daisy petal, which is planting Daisy seeds.  You can read how to do this here.

If you are an already established troop in your second year, you may want to consider doing the Birthday in a Bag project. This is how my troop did it and donated a dozen bags of goodies to our local high school food pantry.

If you plan on decorating bags, here are some cute and inexpensive stickers! Combine Daisies, Girl Scout and birthday stickers for a one-of-a-kind look!


Daisy Girl Scout crafts 



How to celebrate Girl Scout Founder's Day 

What are your plans for Girl Scout Founder's Day 2014?

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