Welcome to my blog! I started it when I was a new Girl Scout leader and needed some kind of organized "to-do" list. I decided the best way to keep things organized was to start a blog. So here it is! My oldest troop has since bridged up to Juniors, and I've taken on a Daisy troop as well, so I will continue updating with new Juniors information and additional Daisy stuff too. My hope is to continue to update with every level as my troops advance. But we'll see.

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Brownies & Daisies: Some Helpful Links and Online Resources

Here are some helpful links I've found thus far online (in very random order). I'll be editing this as I go, so check back often!  (You can also view some of my prior posts for more.)

Special thanks to other online troop leaders who've shared their experiences, ideas, and resources. :)

In addition to the main Girl Scout site and your own local Council site, check out Pinterest (just search for Girl Scouts or Daisies among Boards section) for ideas.


Printable Daisy Petal Stickers - for use with color printer and Avery round labels.
Black and White Coloring Pages for Daisy Characters - this is a nice resource for troops using the blue Daisy notebooks and stories within.
Making Friends - this site has lots of craft ideas, kits, and fun patches.
Making Friends Coloring Pages - free printables.
Purchasable Crafts/Gifts - depending on your financial resources, you might find something here!
Coloring Page - good to have on hand in case you need a backup craft.
Icebreaker Games - adapt as needed for your girls' ages.
Make New Friends Video - I am not the most musical person (ha!) so having a video with the tune helped.
Friendship Circle/Squeeze Video - for those very new to GS, even the simplest videos can help!
List of Songs - I like this list because it includes "to the tune of" for songs.
Flag Ceremony Video - another good one for those of us new to GS. While your troop may choose to begin each meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, it's nice to have a resource for when they're ready to begin a full ceremony.
Girl Scout Law Song with Hand Movements - this is a great video made by a troop, to help others learn the Law.
Good General Resource Guide with Many Links - here you'll find several helpful links to getting started on Daisies!
How to Memorize the GS Law - you might find some of these ideas helpful.
Kaper Charts - with lots of suggestions added on.
Patches/Badges - this site is laid out great, and based on the official Guide books you can purchase (the hardback ones for girls, with the illustrated stories inside)
Vintage Girl Scouts - this site has loads of info on the list of pins, etc.

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