Daisy Troop Meeting Guide A guide for incorporating the cookie sale into your troop meetings. The Girl Scout Promise and Law is the foundation of the Daisy handbook. Use The Girl Scout Law for Cookie Sellers and these tips to incorporate the cookie sale into your Daisy meetings. Meeting #1 Honest and Fair Ask the girls what is Honest and Fair in a cookie sale Do you think it’s fair to start selling cookies before anyone else? Do you think it’s honest to keep money from a cookie sale for yourself? Daisy Flower Garden Journey p 55-60 Give each girl a turn to speak, just like the flowers! Daisy Flower Garden Journey p 65 if you want to be honest and fair like Lupe the Lupine, what would you do to be like her? Meeting #2-Courageous and Strong Have the girls role play by asking each other to purchase a box of cookies. Some girls will need this time to become comfortable asking for sales. Daisy Flower Garden Journey p. 59 How is being brave with a bee flying into your garden like being brave to ask an adult friend to buy cookies? www.abcsmartcookies.com Play Daisy Bingo to learn about the types of cookies. Daisy Journey Between Earth and Sky p.92 What kinds of nuts are used in GS cookies? Find the word ‘nut’ on the order card. Some people can’t eat peanuts because they have an allergy. What cookies can they buy? Meeting #3-Considerate and Caring Encourage the girls to talk about ways they can help each other during the cookie sale. How they can help others, such as donating cookies to a local food shelter? What are considerate ways to ask customers to buy cookies? What would be inconsiderate ways to ask? Daisy Journey Between Earth and Sky p.88 If you have many different ideas about your cookie sale, take the time to listen to every opinion and talk things out like the flowers on their journey. Firefly Award Share their skills. Daisy Journey Between Earth and Sky p.49 Mid-sale you can reevaluate your sale plan. Daisy Journey Between Earth and Sky Blue Bucket Award Use role playing to resolve conflicts, negotiate and be considerate. Booth Sale: If you are going to do a booth sale, have he girls make a list of what to take to the booth sale. Daisy Journey Between Earth and Sky p.20 Be prepared! Also practice polite ways to ask customers to buy, and how to respond when customers say no thank you! Resources available: Smart Cookies in the Daisy Flower Garden – GSUSA website How to Guide Girl Scout Daisies Through Smart Cookies in the Daisy Flower Garden – GSUSA website Girl Scout Daisy Leader Volunteer Guide-Smart Cookie Connection – ABC Website Tips for Daisy Families During the Girl Scout cookie sale, as in all Girl Scout activities, your Daisy’s safety is paramount. Below is a cookie sale FAQ that provides tips for guiding your Daisy through the experience. Is parental permission needed? Yes. In order for girls to sell cookies, the adult in charge of your Daisy’s Girl Scout group must have written permission from each girl’s family (permission forms are available from your leader, Service Unit team, or council office). In addition: Daisies must always have an adult with them when they sell Girls and their families must observe all guidelines outlined in cookie training How do Daisies take the lead as entrepreneurs? To gain the benefits of the cookie sale experience, girls take part in the “ask” of all cookies sales and the delivery of all cookies. Be mindful not to take over any of your Daisy’s business duties. Let her lead the way! Read a Daisy story together with the ‘Smart Cookies in the Daisy Flower Garden’ at girlscouts.org. This is an addition to the Daisy Journey program and books. Leadership skills gained from the Girl Scout cookie activity Teamwork with peers: Girls work with their sister Daisies to achieve common goals, including deciding how to use their cookie sale earnings. Teamwork with adults: As your Daisy teams up with you or another family member, be sure that she always makes “the ask” to customers and explains the product, what will be done with the proceeds, and what she and her sister Daisies are learning from their cookie business. The adult is the keeper of all the sale money but Daisies can help you collect it from a customer and help count it. Goal Setting: Your Daisy will set both personal learning goals (for what she wants to be able to do well by taking part in the cookie sale) and age appropriate and reasonable sales goals (to be decided with her adult partner and tracked on her sales chart). GSEM is recommending that every Daisy sets a goal to sell at least 15 boxes of cookies, so she will earn the 2011 cookie sale patch. Money Management: Your Daisy may help count money with her adult partner in a secure and safe place - not in public. Additionally, your Daisy will learn about her product and how its price “pays” for several things: First, it pays for the product itself - the ingredients or materials and the time and effort that went into making the product Next, it goes toward GSEM services for all girls (such as program activities, program materials or equipment, improvements at Girl Scout camps and program centers). And then it funds the goals of your Daisy’s Girl Scout troop (which may include a project or trip inspired by their leadership journey, other group activities, or a service activity).