Sunday, March 7, 2010

Honesty and Fairness

At our 5th Daisy meeting, this week, we learned what it means to be honest and fair. The girls seemed to grasp the concept very well. In addition to learning new character traits, we celebrated two special birthdays: one of our own Daisy Girl Scout, Elena, and the birthday of Girl Scout (March 12).

A little trivia on Girl Scouts...

March 12, 1912, Juliette Low, the founder of Girl Scouts, registered 18 girls as American Girl Guides. Margaret "Daisy Doots" Gordon, Juliette's niece and namesake, was the first registered member. The following year the name of the organization was changed to Girl Scouts.

Happy 6th Birthday Elena!

Happy 98th Birthday Girl Scouts!

Oh and though a month late, Yvette celebrated her 6th birthday in February.

Happy Belated Birthday Yvette!

In other news...

You've all recently seen us hanging out in front of your favorite shopping centers and banks. The Girl Scouts are now selling more and more of our famous cookies at your local establishments. And we will be continuing to do so until March 21. So if you haven't gotten enough of our scrumptious cookies yet, track us down. Our girls are proving to be quite the little sellers (perhaps it helps that they are all so adorable). So please come support our Girl Scouts and buy one more box from us. Or donate a box or two to our Military troops (our girls will get the credit for all donations given). Thank you everyone for your support!

Craft Time

Selling cookies

The Daisy Song

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Our Investiture Ceremony

We are proud to announce that Daisy Troop 16581 was invested into the world of Girl Scouting. Saturday, February 20, we celebrated the success of our Daisies beginning their journeys as girl scouts! We had a cute, short, sweet, to-the-point ceremony. We learned a little bit about Juliette Low, and how Girls Scouts was created, some 98 years ago. The girls all received daisies head wreaths (made specially by one of our Troop Dad's) and their beginning certificate as well as the their Daisy and Girl Scout pins.

Learning new songs!

One of our Troop's Mom made this beautiful daisy. Thanks Cindy!

The Girls receiving their certificates, pins and flowers

A Circle of Friendship

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Cookie Sales a Success

We did it! As a troop we have successfully sold 1637 boxes of girl scout cookies so far. Though we aren't yet done with selling these delicious cookies, we want to thank everyone who supported us by ordering a box (or more) of Girl Scout cookies. We will be selling more cookies once boothing comes about in March (boothing means we'll be hanging out in front of your local grocery store or drug store). So if you didn't get an opportunity to buy a box yet, it's not too late.

At today's meeting, we learned a few new Girl Scout songs, thanks to Faye, and made our invitations for our upcoming Investiture Ceremony. Basically, an Investiture Ceremony is a special ceremony in which a new member makes her Girl Scout Promise, receives her Daisy Scout pin, and is recognized as a member of Girl Scouts. The ceremony will take place at our next scheduled meeting.

That's about the sum of it. See you soon!

"When'er you make a promise,
Consider well it's importance,
And when made,
Engrave it upon your heart"

Monday, January 25, 2010

Kicking Things Off

Welcome one and all to Our Daisy Troop Blog! We are a Daisy Troop in the greater Los Angeles Area and we are all filled with anticipation as this year promises to be an exciting year. We have lots planned and still lots of planning to do. And we look forward to sharing it all with you.

We are a brand new troop of 11 Kindergarten's and First Graders. To date we have attended two troop meetings, a Girl Scout Cookie Kick-Off and some of us attended the Build A Bear Workshop, where the girls got to make their own Girl Scout Bear.

But to really kick off this blog and our new year, we are officially in cookie selling mode. Yep, it is that time of year again, to buy some Girl Scout cookies. So please be on the look out for a girl scout in your area OR if you know us personally, please track us down.

At our last meeting we all earned the Daisy Blue Promise Center of our learning petals. What are learning petals you might ask? Well as Daisies we earn petal patches that are placed on the tunics we wear (our Daisy uniform). Each petal demonstrates a meaning that we've been introduced to or have learned as a Daisy. Such as the meaning of Honesty, Using Resources Wisely, Respecting Authority, Courage and Strength, etc etc. The Blue Promise Center means that we have learned the Girl Scout Promise.

As I said before, we have a lot of fun things planned for this year. So, we hope you'll come back to this blog to hear more about what we're doing and learning as Daisies.