There is so much more to Girl Scouting than most people realize! Introducing a new virtual series designed to introduce girls grades K-1 (Daisy level), 2-3 (Brownie level) and 4-5 (Junior level) to the Girl Scout experience.
Questions about this series or Girl Scouts?
Join our Girl Scout team for the following programs:
Daisies - Grades K-1
Tuesdays, 5:30pm, "Daisies in Action" Facebook live with Tiffany and Kristi (https://www.facebook.com/girlscoutsdiamonds/)
April 28: The Girl Scout Law - Respect Myself and Others
May 5: The Girl Scout Law - Respect Authority
May 12: The Girl Scout Law - Use Resources Wisely
May 19: The Girl Scout Law - Be a Sister to Every Girl Scout
Brownies - Grades 2-3
Wednesdays, 4:30pm, "Explore Being a Brownie" prerecorded video with Renee and Jessica, posted to Facebook ((https://www.facebook.com/girlscoutsdiamonds/)
It’s time to learn all about creating outdoor art with Girl Scouts. Join us for 5 virtual meetings where you can work on earning your Outdoor Art Creator Badge! From leaf rubbing to outdoor windchimes, we are going to have a blast learning and exploring art in the outdoors!
April 29: Step 1 of the Outdoor Art Creator Badge: Find art ideas outdoors (go on detective nature walk or meet an artist who makes art out of things she sees or finds outdoors).
May 6: Step 2 of the Outdoor Art Creator Badge: Make something (leaf rubbing). Materials needed: paper, crayons, leaves.
May 13: Step 3 of the Outdoor Art Creator Badge: Dance or make music outdoors (create windchimes). Materials needed: stick, string, something to make noise (beads/soda can tabs/rocks), scissors.
May 20: Step 4 of the Outdoor Art Creator Badge: Be a nature photographer (take pictures in nature or draw/ paint something that you see in nature). Materials needed: paper and art supplies (crayons, markers, colored pencils or paint).
May 27: Step 5 of the Outdoor Art Creator Badge: Design with nature (create mini garden or build Brownie elf house outside).
Juniors - Grades 4-5
Saturdays, Noon, “Explore Being a Girl Scout” and work through all the steps to earn your “Junior Flower Badge”! Prerecorded video with Julie and Sarah, posted to Facebook ((https://www.facebook.com/girlscoutsdiamonds/)
May 2: Step 1 of the Junior Flower Badge: Uncover the science of one flower. Join us as we interview botanist Burnetta Hinterthuer and go on a flower hunt to learn about common and native flowers in a Girl Scouts - Diamonds backyard. To complete this step of the badge, girls can either go outside on their own flower hunt, look in a book or online for flowers that are native or common in their backyards or they can submit questions for Mrs. Burnetta to answer.
May 9: Step 2 of the Junior Flower Badge: Look under the petals. Watch a flower’s root system in action! Dye a flower and watch as it changes color! Ever wondered why some flowers look alike? Find out! Hint, flowers have families too! To mark this step of the flower badge complete, girls can either dye a flower (materials needed: a white flower and food coloring), discover a new flower family and learn about their physical traits, or learn more about the Mint flower family.
May 16: Step 3 of the Junior Flower Badge: Find out how flowers help people! Did you know that the fruits and vegetables you love so much develop from a flower? This week we will identify a favorite fruit and learn about the flower that produces your fruit. Girls will make a snack for themselves and their family, sharing with them the interesting things they found out about the flower and fruit. Feeling crafty? Some people believe the scent of flowers not only smells nice but that they can also help people feel better! The use of flower scent is called aromatherapy. Check out this DIY video made by our STEAM Coordinator, Brooke Bland, and make your own aromatherapy bath bomb. Pick an essential oil, herb or tea and learn how that flower’s scent can help someone feel better.
May 23: Step 4 of the Junior Flower Badge: Have fun with Flowers. Now that we’ve learned all about flowers, let’s get creative and explore some fun ways to make something beautiful with them! Become a flower child and make a flower necklace or crown to wear. Want your flower to last longer? Follow along with us and try your talent at making a pressed-flower bookmark or a dried-flower bouquet. Want to keep crafting? Create flower look-a-likes and bring out your paper plates to make a poinsettia, tissue paper for poppie,s or tulips made with paper egg cartons.
May 30: Step 5 of the Junior Flower Badge: Send a message in flower code. Flowers are so loved that they have become symbols that send a specific message when you gift them. We all probably know what a red rose means. But what about the Daisy? Its flower meaning is cheer! The yellow tulip's message is hope. The white clover expresses happiness or ‘I promise’. For our final step, take notes as we discuss how you can use your imagination to arrange flowers in a beautiful way! Using what you learned, girls choose to make a corsage to wear, make a container arrangement to display on a table, or a bouquet to gift to a friend or family member.