We had our 4th Daisy Girl Scout meeting of the school year today! We worked on earning our Yellow Petal and really wanted to cover bullying because… it’s such an important topic. We have a few girls in the class who are having problems (being bullied) and every girl in the class has been bullied at least once, we found. We also wanted to encourage them to stop bullying if they encountered it.
So our goal was to encourage the girls to give ‘put-ups’ to other people… not just their friends but people they don’t know who they might see are bullied. First, we did our ceremony, our usual things. Sang our Daisy Song with our Circle Leader of the meeting. Snack helpers passed out snack, and we talked about regular news.
Our ‘question of the meeting’ was what are three awesome things about yourself that you want everyone to know. We asked the parents to prep their girls before the meeting. It was a hard question. Some of them were embarrassed to share. Others couldn’t think of anything (the day before). So during the meeting they all spoke up – some after they thought about it – and were proud of their awesome things!
We also had a special Daisy visitor from a new troop. Her Mom was starting up a troop at a different school and was sitting in our meeting. She was very shy but I think she appreciated sitting next to her friend and being with everyone.