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March 17, 2016

Sunny: Friendly and Helpful - Yellow Petal

Sunny the Sunflower (Yellow), Friendly & Helpful Petal

Welcome to the Daisy Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting! The main focus of this book for our first and second year girls is the Daisy Petal Patch.  Unlike the badge work for older girls, there are not a whole heck of a lot of guidelines for the petal patches.

1.  Enjoy Sunny's story, then talk about it

Sunny's story is in the Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting.  Sunny the Sunflower is the second petal of ten that you will learn about in this guide.  Sunny's petal is about learning what being friendly and helpful means.  If you don't have the Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting, you can hear it read here by Troop #5007.

2.  Make a mural based on Sunny's story

You have a few options for this one.  Personally, I like bringing a roll of white paper, and letting the girls use different mediums - paint, markers, crayons - to create a mural about Sunny's story.  I do know that some leaders give each girl an individual paper and have the girls each do their own drawing about the story.  Both work well.

3.  Practice being friendly and helpful

This is a really fun requirement to this badge - Daisy's gain such joy from being friendly and helpful, so it's a big win for everyone.  For this badge, I like to make coupon books.  I called them Sunny coupons, but you can call them whatever you wish.  

  • Coupon Book Template
  • Ribbon Scraps at least 6 inches long
  • Hole Punch
  • Scissors

I made this template (you can download your own copy here), and handed them out, one per girl.  This allows 5 coupons per girl, which is a pretty good amount.  They wont have to write TOO much but they can fill in whatever they'd like on the lines.  I gave some suggestions - one dinner cleanup, one hour of yard raking, etc.  They got pretty creative - you will enjoy what they come up with!

I had them write on them, then cut on the thin black lines, and we used a hole punch on the black dots.  Each girl picked a ribbon, and put one end of ribbon through each hole, and tie it off.  Voila! Super cute Sunny Coupons!

We had a great time with this - not many things cuter than 5 and 6 year olds learning about girl scouts! Tell me how your Sunny the Sunflower earning went!

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