Sunday’s are the Daisy Girl Scout Troop 45481 meeting time. I asked if I could take Rachel instead of my wife. I had missed her Daisy ceremony when she got to and official Daisy Girl Scout.
It was very interesting. They had snacks, someone even brought cookies I found out later. They even collected dues at the beginning of a dollar. (My Cubmaster senses kicked in wondering why, not just as a parent.) They practiced the Girl Scout oath & law & sign, they all knew it. Very impressed. Then, they got down to business. The Craft! It was a cute little flower painting craft that was theme driven. They did talk about what it is being a Daisy, Good Turn and the like. That was all good.
I was in and out of the room since there was nothing for me to do and the leader told other “Moms” that we did not have to hang out. Most did. I was the only Dad there. Two of the boys that did show up in tow were from my Pack. (One is now at Tenderfoot in the Troop). So, I went out and talked to them. They were playing their Nintendo…
I did at the beginning introduce myself to the Leader and explained who I was. She replied “oh, your the one in Boy Scouts…coming to spy on us?” I replied, no, not really just wanted to see what Girl Scouts is all about. I also explained that when we got our tree that day, that a girl who was helping at the Boy Scout lot started as a Daisy and now going for her Gold Star. The Leader was impressed.
What I did not mention to her was that she was in the Venturing Crew that is attached to the Troop and they had gone to Philmont this summer. All 94 of them. I think it is important to show the girls that starting out as a Daisy, that they can get the Gold Star and continue in Scouting. Having a girl who is currently doing that is a great role model.
My hope for my daughter is that she goes as far as she wants to in Girl Scouts and continues on. It is the same as for my son.