The Daisy Girl Scout Circle
The Daisy Girl Scout’s introduction to troop government comes in the Daisy Girl Scout circle.This is where she learns the ormal group decision-making process that is such as importantpart o Girl Scouting. In the circle, you play an active role in stimulating discussion and helpingplan activities. It meets once a month, or less requently, to plan or uture activities and solveproblems.The circle should not be longer than 15 minutes and should not take the place o, or beconused with, the sharing time that happens at every meeting.Sharing time should be initiated by the girls themselves while you only ofer guidance. TheDaisy Girl Scout circle, on the other hand, should be initiated and directed by you. In bothinstances, the girls should be permitted to express their views without censure. Girls can bemade aware o the diference between sharing time and a Daisy Girl Scout circle. Once theyunderstand, they can conﬁne their discussion in a circle to the business at hand.
Service for Daisy Girl Scouts
Service is such an important part o Girl Scouting that i cannot be overlooked or Daisy GirlScouts. Service is synonymous with riendship and can occur at every meeting in small ways.Larger service projects can be carried out in partnership with Brownie Girl Scout troops.Service projects or Daisy Girl Scouts should be designed with the ollowing suggestionsin mind.Projects should be reasonable and provide an experience that is meaningul to the girl.For example, she could go with a amily member or older riend to visit someone who isshut-in and listen to and share avorite stories. Or she could help take care o a pet orsomeone in her amily.Projects should be o short duration. For example, the entire troop could clean up their troopmeeting place one Saturday morning.Projects should encourage learning more about Girl Scouting and bridging. For example, thegirls could join with a Brownie troop to plant ﬂowers or a neighbor or a community center.Projects should occur as part o the ongoing troop activities. For example, service in GirlScouting includes showing kindness during activities, sharing, and playing airly. Girls shouldbe encouraged to be helpul at home and at school as part o their Girl Scout experience.
The World of Well-Being
Physical and emotional ﬁtness, nutrition, health, and saety are combined in the World oWell-Being. Learning in this world can help prepare the Daisy Girl Scout or working andplaying saely.Running games are popular with this age group, as are observation activities. Daisy Girl Scoutsare aware o their community and interested in learning about neighborhood helpers. Visits toﬁrehouses, police stations, and health care acilities help girls orm a concrete picture o themany individuals and services need to keep a community operating smoothly.