Daisy Girl Scouts are the newest and youngest members of the Girl Scout Family. As a Daisy Girl Scout your daughter will participate in some of the following activities:
- Put together a scrapbook about herself and her family.
- Explore a city park or a farm and learn how we share the world with plants and animals.
- Visit an adopted grandparent with her troop mates.
- Make homemade applesauce or bread.
- Celebrate holiday games and festivals from all over the world.
Through these and many other activities and by following the national program outlined in the Girl Scout Journey Books, Daisy Girl Scouts will:
- Have increased confidence in their abilities and begin to understand how their behavior contributes to healthy relationships.
- Recognize the importance of being part of a larger community and develop basic strategies to identify community issues.
- Begin to understand how to work well with others and feel that their actions and words are important to others.
- Begin to understand the values inherent in the Girl Scout Promise and Law.
What Daisies Wear
Girl Scouts at each level have one required element (tunic, sash or vest) for the display of official pins and awards, that will be required when girls participate in ceremonies or when officially representing Girl Scouting. For girls ages 5 to 14, the unifying look includes wearing a choice of a tunic, vest or sash, combined with their own solid white shirts and khaki pants or skirts.
Many troops and groups also make their own “Troop shirts” to wear on field trips, group outings and overnights at camp. Parents should check with your troop leader for more information.
Click here to see a sample of the official Girl Scout Daisy tunic and how to place insignias, pins, patches and badges.
What Daisies Do and Earn
Girl Scout Daisies earn Petals and participation patches, learn the Girl Scout Promise and Law while discovering more about themselves, participate in the cookie program, and much more. They participate in community service projects (like collecting food and infant care supplies), visit fire stations and learn how to stay safe, and help to clean-up our local beaches to protect the environment. Click here to learn more about what Girl Scout Daisies do.
Whether in a troop or group or as an individual, the GSSEF Girl Scout program starts girls off on a Journey of their choice from the GSUSA National Leadership Journeys series. Girls will earn awards, have fun, discover more about themselves, and take on projects that change the world.
Girls then add The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting to their program portfolio. The Girl’s Guide offers girls national proficiency badges, traditions and history, an awards log and much more.
How Daisies Learn
Using the GSUSA National Program materials and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience — a model that engages girls in discovering themselves, connecting with others, and taking action to make the world a better place, girls learn leadership skills at all grade levels. Girls learn new skills from their adult leader and each other. They learn by doing hands on experiments, trying new things, and teaching others.