It's a Girl Thing!
"DAISY DOINGS" Daisy Info Page
WE WANT YOU!!!!
(In DAISY Girl Scouts!)
Let's welcome our 2004 MEMBERS TO
OUR GIRL SCOUT FAMILY:
Sydnie ~*~ Rebecca
Tiffany ~*~ Miranda ~*~ Madi ~*~ Jordan ~*~ Alexa
Deleeshia ~*~ Kayshia ~*~ Hannah ~*~ Emily
Friends are like flowers in the Garden of Life!
Make New Friends but keep
One is Silver and the Other
MONDAY APRIL 5TH ~ WE'LL BE MEETING MORE PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY!
We have went back to the 3:15 - 4:30 pm meeting time for now. When track is over, the weather gets better and we start working on more things we may go back to the
4:45 - 5:00 dismissal time? We'll have to wait and see.
All Junior Aide helpers need to be picked up by 4:15. THANK YOU for your help with meetings
and clean up!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR ~ UPCOMING EVENTS
PARENT LEADER MEETING: We held
a Parent Leader may 3rd. See News Letter Page for info discussed. Another meeting will be held in Late June or
early July watch for details!
NEXT PARENT LEADER Planning meeting. PLEASE let me know if you have a day
or time preference. I would like for as many parents as possible to be there. Things we
need to discuss:
Ways for PARENTS to earn money for the Troop
PARENTS: Set up Bake Sales
Bridging to Brownie Girl Scouts
Summer events and activity ideas
COMMUNITY SERVICE: THANKS to everyone who attended our Christmas Party and doanted to our Food Drive, Mitten Tree, Adopted
Families &/or Bake Sale! MUCH APPRECIATED! Don't forget to right those down for your daughters community service!
ADDITIONAL SERVICE? Did anyone complete any other community service project? If your daughter worked on a project other
than our Christmas Event PLEASE fill out the Comunity Service Sheet I passed out in December and return to me within the next
two weeks so she can get her award at the ceremony. If you lost her sheet just right down on a seperate sheet what she did
and who she did it for. If she did more than one be sure to include all of them and approximately how much time she spent.
I'll give an award to the Daisy with the most service given
SPRING NEWS LETTER
for Daisy Troop # 114
Printed ~ May 5, 2004
January Law Petal - CONSIDERATE & CARING
February Law Petal - COURAGEOUS & STRONG
March Law Petal - RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT I SAY
April Law Petal - RESPECT MYSELF AND OTHERS,
In case you missed the note in the beginning of
the year and you are wondering.....WHAT THE HECK IS A DAISY DOODLE? It's something new I've come up with this year. Each girl
has her own "Daisy Doodle Necklace" she wears at each meeting. She earnes special coloring beads for DOING special things,
like: attending meetings and events, bringing treats when it's her assigned week, wearing her tunic, being a special helper
and much more! Ask your daughter about her special necklace!
DAISY AWARDS CEREMONY
DAISY ONLY PICNIC IN THE PARK/AWARDS CEREMONY: The girls from Daisy Troop #114 have planned a special celebration for their family
and friends. They have chose to hold an old fashioned picnic in the park:
WHO: All Daisy Girl Scouts and their Families & Friends
* Older Girls are invited to join us BUT this will be
a DAISY ONLY Ceremony
WHEN: Monday May 24th
WHERE & TIME: Check Invites for details
THEME: Old Fashioned Juliette Low Celebration
(Dress either as a Southern Bell or wear Daisy uniform)
BRING: Own picnic & drinks, own table service,
lawn chairs or blankets to sit on
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
Those who do not have them will receive their Yellow Insignia Tabs & Membership Pins. Everyone will get Membership
Stars and Blue Discs and all Law Petals they have memorized by the end of January. BUT we still have the "MONEY ISSUE" ~ We
have NO MONEY...lol.
MAY 28th END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR PARTY!!
We'll have a "MOM & ME" slumber party Invites will be sent out as soon as all the details are worked out. This
party will be for ALL ages. Either a MOM or older adult partner MUST attend with each Daisy Girl Scout. Older Girl Scouts
are encouraged to bring an Adult partner to spend the night with them but not mandatory for them to spend the night. Watch
for your invite coming soon!
Several of you gave a $20.00 donation which bought
our Promise Centers and helped fund our Christmas Party. I also baught a few Daisy Handbooks and Tunics. I have one handbook
($8.25) and one Large Tunic ($12.00) left if anyone is interested in purchacing them.
THANKS FOR THE $20.00 Donations! I tried to keep track of all donations but
got them mixed up with some of the other money. I know for sure that there are at least one or two more Daisy Donations I
missed. This is who I have marked down for $20.00 TROOP donations: (Let me know if I'm wrong in any way) Jamie C, Cheryle,
Kate, Brenda, Thersa S and Steph.
DAISY TREAT BUCKET
Please see the Daisy Treat Bucket list. Each girl
is asked to bring either a snack or a drink to each meeting. Remember if you do not send treats or drinks when it is your
daughters turn the troop will not have a snakc on that day. The first part of the year we spent money from the Junior/Cadette
Checking account or the Leaders supplied them when ever someone was absent or forgot, but this half of the year we won't be
able to do that with husbands being laid off and ALL the money in the Junior/Cadette account was spent on our Christmas Families.
So it's up to you...THANKS for remembering!
DAISY'S NEED TO MEET THE PEOPLE
IN OUR COMMUNITY
The Daisy Troop still needs to meet a firefighter and a police officeror how
about a local Pastor? Any other ideas? Anyone with "Connections" to these people PLEASE go ahead a talk to them about meeting
the girls. All they have to do is drop in and say "HI!" It can be at the meeting on May 10th, your trip to Keithsburg on May
17th or even at the Daisy picnic on May 24th! **Brownies, Juniors or Cadettes could even plan someting for the Daisys as a
Girl Scout Service!** Any help would be greatly appreciated, I just do not have enough spare time. THANKS in advance!!
DAISY LAW PETAL WORK SHEET
Each Daisy will be given a Law Petal worksheet. Parents will have to help
them match up parts of the Girl Scout Law to the people we've met in the community and the jobs we've explored. I'll try to
get these completed ASAP so I can determine which Law Petals to Award at the Ceremony.
Here is a list of the "Monthly Theme". IF you can fit it into a field trip
GREAT, If not plan what ever you think the girls will have the most fun doing! Keep in mind ......"MEETING PEOPLE IN OUR COMUNITY"
is part of the purpose of these field trips:
JANUARY - Spring Green ~ Considerate & Caring -
FEBRUARY - RED ~ Courageous & Strong -
MARCH - Orange ~ Responsible for what I say and do -
APRIL - Purple ~ Respect myself and others -
MAY - MAGENTA ~ Respect Authority -
JUNE & JULY- Green ~ Use resources wisely -
AUGUST - Rose ~ Make the world a better place -
SEPTEMBER - Violet ~ Be A Sister to every Girl Scout -
IT'S TIME FOR
EVERYONE TO SPRING REGISTER!
All Girls and Adults who plan to participate in the 2004 - 2005 Girl Scout Activities/Troop Year are asked to register
at this time. Registration forms can be picked up any time between now and "The Cookie Connection Celebration" on Sunday
May 23rd. ALL forms must be completed and returned with a $10.00 registration fee NO LATER THAN MAY 27th! (I would prefer to collect them all at the Cookie ceremony if at all possible, to save me loads of last
minute paper work!) Financial Assisatnce is available if needed.
EVERYONE who SPRING REGISTERS will be invited to Special Summer and Fall Events. If you do NOT Spring Register than you
can NOT participate in these activities.
CO-LEADERS DESPERATELY NEEDED!
With all that is going on here, I desperately need more adult help. In the fall we will be adding another Troop for our
Bridging Brownies, IF they choose NOT to bridge to Darby's Troop. So I will have a total of four troops with five age levels
The first SEVEN Adults to register as a CO-LEADER and attend training will receive a FREE T-Shirt! Let me know if you are
interested in becoming a Co-Leader!
SEE NEWS LETTER PAGE FOR A COMPLETE NEWS LETTER:
MAY NEWS NOTE ~ SPRING & SUMMER PLANS
WHAT HAVE OUR DAISY'S BEEN DOING?
CHECK OUT PICTURES & SEE:
|DOING WHAT THEY DO BEST!
|Having FUN the Girl Scout Way ~ Exploring with BIG Sisters from JR & Cadette Troops
COME ALONG WITH US AS WE MEET THE PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY!
|TREATS & NO TRICKS!
|Mrs Sloan gave us Treats, Baby Pumpkins & Gords for visiting her pumpkin patch. THANK YOU MRS SLOAN!
|FIRST TRIP TO MEET PEOPLE ~ OCTOBER
|Our Daisy Girl Scouts visit Sloan Brothers Stand & meet Mrs Sloan
|Daisy's play Follow the Leader as they hike to Post Office
|We meet Diane at the Post Office
|and learn how the mail system works
|We meet Cindy at City Hall
|She tells us how the city government works
DAISY GIRL SCOUTS ~ LEARNING PROMISE & LAW
EARNING DAISY PATCHES
First of all with matters concerning what the girls have worked on/earned as far as the official patches. I think almost
everyone has earned their Daisy Promise Center. (Which is to be sewn in the middle of their Tunics). We still have maybe 2
to 5 girls who have not received them yet. Let me know IF your daughter DID NOT get a Promise Center and has now memorized
Second, We are now into APRIL and the girls should have almost earned SIX Law petals. I have not awarded those yet,
because I am not totally satisfied that the girls fully understand and/or can recite those SIX Laws.
In November we worked on the light blue petal petal - HONEST AND FAIR.
December we worked on the yellow petal - FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL and
January's law is the spring green petal - CONSIDERATE AND CARING
February's Law is the red petal - COURAGEOUS AND STRONG
March's Law is the
orange petal - RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT I SAY AND DO
April's Law is the purple
petal - RESPECT MYSELF AND OTHERS
This is where you can help them. Go over the first SIX parts of the Law. Ask them what each part means and have them
recite it to you. As soon as each girl can say that part of the law and tell me in her words what it means to her, she has
earned each of those law petals.
(Part of the LAW which should be memorized by end of APRIL)
The Girl Scout Law
I will do my best to be;
- honset and Fair,
- friendly nad Helpful,
- considerate and Caring,
- courageous and strong, and
- responsible for what I say and do,
- respect myself and others,
We are looking for Little Girls age 4-6 who like to have FUN!
DAISY FUN CHECK LIST
Have your mommy help you
Check off ALL the things you like to do:
- Read / Listen to stories ___
- Day Camp/Over Night Camp ___
- Sing ___
- Learn New Things ___
- Swim ___
- Skate ___
- Dance ___
- Draw, Paint and Color ___
- Ride Horses ___
- Play on the Computer ___
- Play Games ___
- Watch Movies ___
- Go to Amusement Parks ___
- Plan/Have Parties ___
- Play Outside ___
- Go Hiking ___
- Go Bike Riding ___
- Visit The Imax/Putnum ___
- Eat at Chuckie Cheese's ___
- Have Slumber Parties ___
- Use your Imagination ___
- Make Crafts ___
- Have Wiener Roasts ___
- Go on a Hayrack Ride ___
- Be in Parades ___
- Take Field Trips ___
- Meet NEW Friends ___
A SPECIAL DAISY HONOR
A BIG Accomplishment for one of the Littlest Westmer Girl Scouts!
(From our OCTOBER 2001 News Letter)
Girl Scouts have came a long way in the USA since the first Troops were formed
By Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low in her home town of Savannah, Georgia on March 12, 1912. Daisy would be proud of the organization
that she devoted her life to build, For Every Girl Every Where.
Everyone is familiar with "Girl Scouts" and who can resist buying Girl Scout Cookies
from those cute little Brownies? But did you know there is a group even younger than Brownies? In 1995 Girl Scouts of the
USA added a new branch to our family tree and named them DAISY GIRL SCOUTS in honor of our founder. This group gives Kindergarteners
(and starting in January 2003 4 year old registered Pre-Schoolers!) the chance to expirience the wonderful world of Girl Scouting
too. These littlest Girl Scouts have fun exploring as they meet people in thier community and get to know the world around
However, never before 2000, could Girl Scouts in the Daisy Troop earn "Official
Patches" like all the other age levels. But as of October 1, 2000; something new and exciting was added to the Daisy Program.
It's called "The Promise Center" and "Ten Law Petals". In order to earn these new Official Patches a Daisy must first learn
to recite her Girl Scout Promise; "On My Honor, I
will try to serve God and my country, to help people at all times and to live by the Girl Scout Law. " As soon as she has accomplished
this, the littlest Girl Scout is awarded her Promise Center which is placed in the middle of her Daisy Tunic (The Daisy Uniform).
Then comes the hard part, she studies and learns the ten parts of the Girl Scout Law and as she learns each part she recieves
a different color Law Petal which goes around the promise center until it forms a BIG Daisy on the front of her Tunic.
The 2000 - 2001 Daisy Troop from Westmer Elementary were the first Daisy's to
work on these patches during the 2001 Troop year. They made Law Posters each month as they discovered what it meant to live
by the Girl Scout Law. Four girls started out on this mission and only one accomplished a task as big as her name. She not
only learned the meaning of the Girl Scout Law she memorized it! Now, Little Savanah F. can do something that most older Girl
Scouts can not even do... she can recite the Girl Scout Promise and all TEN parts of the Girl Scout Law from memory. Savanah,
who is the daughter of Dan & Tina F. of Joy, is very shy and will probably have to whisper them in your ear as she did
for her Girl Scout Leader on Awards Day, but she CANdo it! So
far, Savanah is the FIRST and only Westmer Daisy Girl Scout to ever accomplish the task of earning all eleven of the Official
Daisy Girl Scout Patches, but we hope she is just a pioneer and that many more future Daisy Girl Scouts will follow in her
foot steps as they learn and Grow Strong in Girl Scouting.
WAY TO GO SAVANAH!
We are all VERY PROUD OF YOU!
We want to hear from YOU!
Send us a list of "YOUR FAVORITES",
write a poem, tell a story.....share anything with us you'd like! We'll post your favorites right here and put your
jokes, poems, riddles, ect on out "Game Page".....you'll even get a special ~ secret Pen Name to use! JUST have mommy
help you send an email to us and we'll send you a Pen Name and you'll be able to see your stuff RIGHT HERE!
at our NEW EMAIL ADDY listed below
OLD NEWS ~ DID YOU CELEBRATE WITH US?
THINKING DAY ~ FEBRUARY 22
CELEBRATED THINKING DAY!
On SATURDAY FEBRUARY 21st we
celebrated THINKING DAY! *See PUBLIC RELATIONS ARTICLES & PICTURES* for all the fun things we did!
LEAP YEAR ~ MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION!
On SUNDAY FEBRUARY 29th we had a HUGE Celebration!
We'll post pictures as soon as they are developed!
GIRL SCOUT BIRTHDAY ~ GIRL SCOUT WEEK
Anyone who celebrated Girl Scout Week PLEASE return your sheet so awards can be purchased for the awards ceremony in April!
CALLING ALL WESTMER GIRLS who are Pre-K, Kindergarten & 1st grade Ages!
Westmer Girl Scouts invite you ...To Be Your Best!
THE GIRL SCOUT PROMISE:
On my honor,
I will try to serve God and my Country,
To help people at times
and to live by the Girl Scout Law.
Did You Know?
Girl Scouting is for Girls of all ages
The Daisy program was just for 4-6 years olds in Pre-School, Kindergarten
or 1st grade
- Annual Membership Dues are $10.00
Uniforms are NOT required
Financial Aide and Scholarships are available
Parents are encouraged to join the fun
To register or get more info please contact Westmer Membership recruiter Jamie
It's NEVER to late to
join Girl Scouts.....We will be registering new girls now through FOREVER!
DON'T DELAY...REGISTER TODAY!
Would YOU like to be Daisy Girl cout?
We would LOVE to have you join us
THE GIRL SCOUT LAW:
Dare to be Different!
A GREAT BIG HUGE THANK YOU CORNER!
SPECIAL THANK YOU'S TO OUR PARENTS & FAMILIES!
I would like to close by sending out some very special THANK YOU'S to the following people!
MICHELLE C ~ Thank you for your helping hand at meetings and for putting together the snack
JAMIE & JEREMY C ~ Thanks your cash donations and for lending a helping hand in your
spare time, driving to events and just being there when we needed you 'specially the clean up! Tell GRAND MA THANKS for attending
our Christmas event! I was a pleasure to have her join us! Thanks to your whole family for being a special part of our Girl
TAMMY & WILL C ~ THANK YOU for your crafts, cash & snack donations! THANKS
for doing the shopping for our Christmas Party and getting the extra cash donations from Aunt Violet and the K-Burg Boat Club
to help pay for the party and all the running around you did that night to get things ready! Tammy I could never say THANK
YOU enough times to really show you how much you are appreciated! THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO ~ especially staying after meetings
and events to help clean up
MIKKI C ~ THANKS for your bake sale donations for the X-Mas event! Thanks for taking time
to attend our special meetings, it's MUCH appreciated!
CHERYLE J & FAMILY ~ THANK YOU for your help with meetings, crafts, cash, Christmas Tree
& snack donations! Thanks for taking time from your very busy schedule to attend our events and help out when needed 'specially
cleaning up after the Christmas Party!
MELONIE H ~ Thanks for helping out with our meetings and planning our Trip to the Pumpkin
Patch! WE MISS YOU! HURRY BACK & SEE US!
CHERIE P ~ Thank You for attending our meetings and lending a helping hand! THANKS for that
very special Juliette Low Birthday Party you planned for us in October! Looking forward to returning to the Edwards far for
more activities this spring & summer!
MICHELLE & HOWIE R ~ Thanks to your family for attending our Fall & X-Mas Girl Scouts
events and for the bake sale donations!
KATE S & FAMILY ~ THANKS for attending our Grandparent Celebration/Awards Ceremony! THANK
YOU for your crafts, cash & snack donations! Kate ~ Thanks for help plan and hold our Monday meetings and for helping
clean up afterwards! I could never say THANK YOU enough times to really show you how much you are appreciated! THANKS FOR
ALL YOU DO!
BRENDA & JIM S ~ THANK YOU for your help with meetings, crafts, cash, Christmas Tree
& snack donations! THANKS for attending our Grandparent Celebration/Awards Ceremony! Thanks for taking time from your
busy schedule to attend our events and help out when needed 'specially decorating our tree in central park! And a HUGE THANK
YOU for all of your "Christmas Donations"!
THERESA S & FAMILY ~ THANK YOU for your help with meetings, crafts, cash, Christmas Tree
& snack donations! Thank you for helping decorate our tree!
STEPH W & TERRY L ~ THANKS for all your help with EVERYTHING! THANK YOU for your help
with meetings, parades, crafts, cash, Christmas Tree & snack donations! Steph, I could never say THANK YOU enough times
to really show you how much you are appreciated! THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!
THERESA V ~ Thanks for all your help with meetings, field trips and putting our snack mats
together. THANKS for taking pictures at our Pumpkin Patch events
TO ALL MY JUNIORS & CADETTES! THANKS FOR ATTENDING MEETINGS, TRIPS, EVENTS AND THANKS FOR ALL
YOU DO TO HELP YOUR YOUNGER GIRL SCOUT SISTERS!
If you would like more info about DAISY GIRL SCOUTS here are some
more Links for you to check out....Have FUN!
America's Daisy Girl Scout
All About the Daisy Promise Center & Law Petals
Daisy Girl Scout Uniform & Insignia