Girl Scout Daisies are the youngest members of Girl Scouting, grades K-1.* Girl Scout Daisies are named after Girl Scouting's founder, Juliette Gordon Low
, whose nickname was “Daisy.”
Girl Scout Daisies participate in Girl Scouting through Girl Scout Pathways, where girls have the freedom to choose from any of the six pathways and may participate in multiple pathways within a membership year. Different pathways will be geared specifically to different grade levels. Here, girls are given the opportunity to explore their skills and interests and are inspired to reach their personal best through a variety of fun and enriching leadership experiences. But more importantly, no matter where or how they participate, girls get the necessary guidance they need from adult volunteers and council staff to develop their leadership skills and understand how those skills can be used to make a difference in the world. A Girl Scout Daisy can also participate by being a Juliette following the Girl Scout Daisy program under the care of a parent or guardian. Contact the Juliette Program Specialist
for more information.
Girl Scout Daisies also learn through Girl Scout Journeys. The purpose of Journeys is to help girls grow into leaders, but it will also help them experience three keys to leadership which are at the heart of the Girl Scout philosophy of leadership: Discover, Connect and Take Action. Each grade level will have its own series of Journeys to engage the girl in exploring her surroundings. Girls and volunteers will be encouraged to add outings, celebrations, in-depth explorations or anything else that meets their interests, time and resources.
Journeys can be done in a variety of Girl Scout Pathways, including Juliette and short-term experiences.
Currently there are three Journey series entitled It's Your World - Change It! , It's Your Planet - Love It! and It's Your Story- Tell it!. Daisies can now earn Financial Literacy and Cookie Business "Leaves" to go with their Petals.
All Girl Scout Daisies make the Girl Scout Promise and live by the Girl Scout Law.
Girl Scout Daisy program benefits:
- Development of family living skills
- Fun, creative, educational activities
- Neighborhood field trips
- Science and nature investigations
- Summer day camp
*For a girl to become a Girl Scout Daisy, she must be in kindergarten, regardless of her birth date.