Did you know that Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts, was born on October 31?
This month, consider planning a meeting to celebrate JGL’s birthday and her lifetime of work. Or incorporate some of the following activities into a Halloween celebration!
Here are some fun ways to celebrate Founder’s Day at your next gathering:
Learn about her life.
Play the Juliette Gordon Low action game. Our favorite version can be found here.
Did you know that Daisy was partially deaf for much of her life? Celebrate this aspect of her story by learning the Girl Scout promise in ASL.
Try some of her favorite activities.
Daisy loved reading and poetry throughout her life. Try your hand at creating a Girl Scout acrostic or haiku!
Did you know that when Girl Scouts first started selling cookies, they baked them themselves? Sample the original recipe from 1922.
Have fun with Daisies.
Try this cool STEM challenge: Cut the ends off Daisies underwater at an angle. Set them in colored water with 20-30 drops of food coloring per ½ cup of warm water. Check back in a few hours to see how the Daisies have changed. (We recommend using festive orange, purple, or green!)
Create your own daisy crown. Check out this tutorial!
Throw a birthday party, with a twist.
Have each Girl Scout bring a wrapped gift for your troop to the meeting (ex. Crayons, glue, stickers, etc.). Take turns each opening a gift for the troop! All of the supplies collected can be used throughout the year.
Host a birthday-themed service project. Troop 3002 created birthday kits that included everything needed to throw a birthday party and donated them to their local food pantry. Check out this Facebook post to see what was included.