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Daisy Ridge Tips

Tips for Daisy Ridge leaders and parents. Email us if you have anything you'd like to add to the list!
Suggestions
What to do at the beginning of the year:
  1. See the Fall Checklist for a comprehensive view of what needs to be done.
  2. Any new chaperones should fill out the volunteer application. Volunteers only have to do this once.
  3. You should update the vehicle log with new insurance policy numbers and expiration dates. You need to do this before going on your first field trip.
  4. Register any parents who are volunteering with the troop to be adult Girl Scouts. The first-aider, troop camper, and cookie parents should register (financial assistance is available if the $10 fee is an issue), but the others are not required. The benefit of this membership is primarily that GS insurance will cover them whenever they are at Girl Scout events. This is especially important if they will be driving.
  5. Health histories should be updated every year. You can show them the last year's forms to the parents and get them to update, re-sign and date them each year. It's a pain to fill them out from scratch every year. After a while, if they've been marked up a lot -- or if a lot has changed -- ask them to do a new one.
    --Cindy Durham, Troop Organizer & Registrar; former SUD and troop leader.
Rededication:
My girls did the Girl Scout Promise and Law Candlelighting Ceremony found on Scout Web and they loved it. We made a paper pond and put tea lights in it, sat in a circle around the pond, then followed the script. To make it a little simpler, the girls had their line written on an index card. We also changed "commitment" to "promise" to help out our younger girls.
--Vicky Pickens, 01, Troop 24430, mixed troop of Brownies & Juniors from 6 to 9 years.
Daisy's Day:
October 31st is Juliette Gordon Low's Birthday. Instead of Halloween, we had a birthday party for Daisy and did crafts that the girls would have done in her day, working towards the Brownies through the Years try-it.
--Robin Hitchcock, 02, Troop 24430, Brownies from 5 to 8 years.
Savannah Trips:
Going to Savannah to Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace was an amazing trip for my daughter. Troops should plan *years* in advance if they want to go, though; it took my daughter's troop several years of cookie sales in order to earn the money for the trip.
--Stefanie Kingsley
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Favorite Links
Leaders share their favorite links:
  • Coloring Pages for Girl Scouts
  • Sarah's Girl Scout Haven
  • GS Leader's Camp
  • About Troop Crests
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