Monday, February 20, 2017

How to Earn the Violet Daisy Scout Petal Be A Sister to Every Girl Scout

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Leading a Daisy troop of kindergarten and first grade girls presents an opportunity for you as the leader, to create and environment of friendship and acceptance. The violet petal, "Be a Sister to Every Girl Scout", can be earned easily and with a lot of fun by being "secret sisters".


How to Earn the Violet Daisy Scout Petal Be A Sister to Every Girl Scout

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Materials 
For this activity, you will have to go to the post office and buy two postal cards for each girl in your troop. At home, put your address label on each card, so if for some reason it does not get delivered to the Daisy Scout it will be returned to you. You will also need to print a troop address list for each child.
Prior to your meeting, send out an email to the parents explaining that the child will be earning the violet petal. Explain to them that at the meeting, the girls will draw a name from a bag and that girl will be the "secret sister".

Everyone will go home with an address list and two postal cards. Once a week for two weeks, the girl will write a note on the postcard to her secret sister. The note should tell some positive attributes about the sister scout, and maybe give a clue about who her secret sister might be.


How to Earn the Violet Daisy Scout Petal Be A Sister to Every Girl Scout-Secret Sister Activity

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For the meeting where the girls "reveal" themselves, each one is to bring a small wrapped gift for their secret sister. It is to cost no more than five dollars.
In your email, you will need to advise parents that the gift should be generic in nature, like a craft kit, stationery item, or small toy, jump rope or chalk. Character gifts are not a good idea, as some girls may not like what another girl does. 
At the meeting, remind the girls to be gracious when opening their gift, even if it may not be something they want. Good manners and being mindful of others' feelings is important! To start the meeting, you can read a book about friendship, like this George and Martha book, one of my favorites.


How to Earn the Violet Daisy Scout Petal Be A Sister to Every Girl Scout

You can then have the girls exchange gifts. Afterwards, they can make a craft like the one below.
This Magic Color Rainbow Scratch kit is perfect for ending the meeting. Each girl can get a heart to scratch off and then you can tie them together with the enclosed ties. Another idea is to have each girl draw another girl's name from a bag. She designs a heart for her and presents it to her person at the end of the meeting.

Another Fun Daisy Craft to End the Meeting 

Start with this Daisy foam shape. Have the girls pick a color from a bag so there is no arguing over who gets purple and who gets yellow. Write their name on the back in Sharpie. You may also want to write the words "Sisters in Scouting" on the front somewhere.

Step 2 Star Rhinestones

Have the girls peel and stick the jewels on the perimeter only. Collect them and after the photos have been printed, either you or the girls can cut them out and glue the picture to the center. When it is finished, you can hole punch the top and add a blue ribbon or add a magnet backing so it can be hung on the refrigerator.






Then have the girls reveal one by one who their secret sister is. Let them open their gifts and enjoy them!
Earning the violet petal, "Be a Sister to Every Girl Scout" is fun for scouts of all ages! You can then take a picture of the girls and their scout sister for them to put in their Girl Scout scrapbook.



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