First Daisy Meeting
Mon, 3 Nov 1997 00:08:44 +0100
I FINALLY got to provide the opportunity for a group of very excited 5 year
old girls to have a Daisy meeting. We met on the 30th so we had a birthday
party for Juliette Low. Daisy cake, tea party with milk in the teapot and
Quik in the sugar bowl.
I introduced the girls to the Girl Scout Promise, the Daisy Ring, a game,
dues, a song, and the birthday party.
I've been a bit frustrated by not being able to have a meeting for almost a
month. It seems 15 girls signed up and there's been trouble getting enough
leadership. I was given a list of girls as my troop then, after I'd phoned
the families and set up a parent meeting, I was told that wasn't a good
list for me and here was the one I'd be working with. I phoned those
families to see if my meeting time and place would work for them. It did.
Then, the probable leaders of the other troop, backed out. My list got
The pay-off for me after all the frustration, waiting, embarrassing phone
calls and disappointing the girls was when my daughter told me in the car
going home that that was the BEST! She's been at Cub Scout and Boy Scout
things since she was born, so she knows what can be fun and what isn't.
She asked if we were going to do this every day, and when I told her no,
once a week, she accepted it, but....
I was a Girl Scout as a kid, but I didn't go to any camps or big events.
After being involved in Cub/Boy Scouts and knowing now what's out there,
I'm jazzed to be getting back into Girl Scouts with my daughter. In fact,
I'm so excited I had to share it with those who understand!
I went to my first LeaderRama yesterday and was repeatedly astounded
throughout the event. The first thing that seemed a little weird was the
absence of men. Not a one there. The time I first noticed this was when
we sang the Star Spangled Banner during the opening led by Cadettes. The
room had outstanding acoustics and some of the women had voices like they
were professional singers. There was harmonizing and I felt like we should
be recorded or something. The weird part of that was the lack of male
I've been involved in Cub and Boy Scouts for several years. Been to many a
training and we've sung many a song. I'm used to hearing men and women
I got a kick out of hearing some familiar songs such as Zulu Warrior and
another adaptation of Cub Scout/Boy Scout Spirit.
I've got that Girl Scout Spirit again!
Thanks for letting me share.
^ Robin Church Haeuser **** email@example.com **** Atascadero, California ^
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^District Advancement Chair * Daisy Leader ^
^Del Norte District * Cuesta Del Norte District ^
^Los Padres Council **** BSA * Tres Condadas Council **** GSUSA ^
^Philmont 1997 (Philmont Phanatics) * ^
^ "The hurrier I go, the behinder I get!" Auntie Jane ^
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