Friday, September 21, 2018

10 Fun Girl Scout Founder's Day Activities for Daisies

Girl Scout Founder's Day is October 31st. It is the birthday of Juliette Gordon Low, the woman who founded the Girl Scouts of the USA. Girls at every level of scouts, even the youngest Daisy, can learn about Juliette and do something in her honor.

Fun fact, Daisy was Ms. Low's nickname.

One of your October meetings can be devoted to celebrating her life and why she is so important to Girl Scouts everywhere. If you are planning on doing some kind of craft, then it is important to order your supplies soon.

10 Fun Girl Scout Founder's Day Activities for Daisies

Here is a roundup of ideas for your troop to do this month.

Easy Flower Pot Craft

Community Service Craft/Project 

Candy Gift Craft/Project (Scroll down to meeting number four)

Fun Founder's Day Craft

Girl Scout Founder's Day Fun

Earn the Green Daisy Petal with This Easy Founder's Day Craft

Earn the Orange Daisy Petal for Girl Scout Founder's Day

Girl Scout Founder's Day Birthday in a Bag Community Service Project

Last Minute Founder's Day Projects

How to Celebrate Girl Scout Founder's Day

What is your troop doing for Girl Scout Founder's Day?

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Girl Scout Daisy Songs Every Leader Should Know

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Updated October 2019

If you have taken on the monumental task of becoming a Daisy Girl Scout leader, then you are going to need a few tricks up your sleeve to keep the girls actively engaged and with you.  One tool to have in your leader toolbox  is to use coloring pages as a sponge activity when girls first enter the meeting room. This gets them focused while the others are trickling in. These same pages can also be used at the end of an activity to keep those who finish early quietly entertained.

Another activity you will want to do with your Daisy Scouts is sing scouting songs. You have heard the expression “music calms the savage beast?”  Well, little girls are not beasts, but things can easily get led astray if you do not keep them on task.  

Singing is a great way to begin or end a meeting or do as an activity while you are having you are meeting.

Girl Scout Daisy Songs Every Leader Should Know

Photos from Pixabay and altered by the author on Canva

Music and Learning Go Hand in Hand Like Peanut Butter and Jelly

There is more to it than fun!

Every culture has a rich history of songs.  It one way that stories were told and were passed down from one generation to the next.  From an early age, children are taught through song the alphabet, how to count, and other important preschool skills. The hand movements associated with these songs helps develop eye-hand coordination and well as memorization skills.  It also helps with listening skills, as children need to hear the words carefully in order to repeat them.

Music is a social activity for children. Rhythm and counting beats is taught with others in a joyful setting in music classes or just marching around the room with Mommy or Daddy at home.  Gross motor development is learned when children learn song and dance, like The Alley Cat or The Hokey Pokey.

Music does not judge, all children can do it, no matter what their ability level is. This is not a subject that is graded.

That is why a well prepared Girl Scout leader will have a few songs on her phone  or other electronic device so their girls can dance and sing. And you can join them!  They would get a real kick out of that!

Some adults won't sing in public because they cannot carry a tune. Don't concern yourself with this! The girls will sense your joy and happiness while you are singing and only focus on that.

Download These Songs for Your Girls!

Girl Scout Daisy Songs-Download one or all of them! 

This album has all the songs a leader needs to bring music to her meetings. This compilation is made just for Girl Scout Daisies. There are other versions for the other levels as the girls get older. Some of the songs you can purchase are:

  • Amazing Daisies
  • We Are One Voice
  • Move Your Dancing Feet
  • Alice the Camel
  • Ladybug
  • The Sun Goes Up, The Sun Comes Down
  • Olayo
  • A World of Thanks
Most songs are about a minute long, with some being more and other less. Because they are short, they will be easy for your girls to learn. You can purchase one or all of them and previews are available before you buy.

More Girl Scout Daisy Songs

Here are a few more song ideas to get you started.

I'm a Girl Scout Daisy 

This is sung to the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot"

Daisy Happy Face Song

This is sung to the tune of the "Brownie Smile Song".


This is sung to the tune of "A BIcycle Built for Two".

You can find even more Girl Scout Daisy songs here.

Here are some cute Daisy videos.

Do you sing with your Daisy troop?