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Girl Scout Daisy Awards Ceremony Speech Itinerary

Updated on May 31, 2015

Opening

(Girls enter in a single-file line, each carrying a daisy flower and get into place in a row at the front of the room.)

Please stand as we recite our pledge of allegiance.

(You can choose to perform or substitute a flag ceremony)

I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

You may be seated. The girls will now recite the Girl Scout Promise.

(Girls perform symbol and recite Girl Scout Promise)

On my honor, I will try:
To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

Purpose

Girl Scouts has been a tradition since it was founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low. Juliette was known fondly by everyone as “Daisy”. She loved the outdoors and making a difference in the world and wanted to create a place for girls to share fun, adventure, friendship and demonstrate they can do and become anything they set their mind to.

Girl Scout Daisies are girls aged 5-6 typically in K-1st grade. Girl Scouts recite the Girl Scout promise which encompasses the Girl Scout Law. In Girl Scout Daisy troops specifically, each part of the Girl Scout Law is represented by a daisy petal of specific color. Each petal or part of the law has a corresponding "flower friend" from the "Daisy Flower Garden". Each "flower friend" tells a story in the "Daisy: The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting" guidebook. Each story illustrates a specific aspect of the Girl Scout Law and helps girls understand that part of the law by providing examples through the "flower friends".

To earn the Daisy petals, girls must read and discuss the story and complete activities that exemplify each attribute.

Through participation in cookie sales, Daisies learned 5 skills including, Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills and Business Ethics. As a result, they have earned Daisy leaves representing skills in cookie business and financial literacy. The Cookie Business Leave "Count it Up" represents that the girls learned cookie cost, varieties and how to set goals for sales and the "Talk it Up" leave is about deciding how to use cookie money. The Financial Literacy Leave "Money Counts" is about learning the value of coins and money in relation to cost. The "Making Choices" represents goal-setting in relation to earning money.

The girls have also completed the “Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden” journey book and will receive their award patch for that as well. This journey book explores the adventures of three friends as they explore their garden, learn about nature and make new friends along the way.

Today, we are here to celebrate and award our Daisies for their accomplishments. Although, the petals will be awarded today, each girl must continue to exemplify their attributes and internalize them in everyday actions and behavior. We, as a group, will also continue to engage in activities and behaviors that reinforce them. It is my hope that each girl can do so and be proud that she is a member of a great organization.

Recitation of Law

The girls will now recite the Girl Scout Law as a group.

I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong, and
responsible for what I say and do,
and to
respect myself and others,
respect authority,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.

(Each girl recites her part and places her daisy in the daisy basket)

Presentation of Awards

At this time, each girl please come forward when her name is called to receive her awards.

(They come forward as their name is called and perform Girl Scout handshake and take their rewards)

Closing

Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character – who know to be true to themselves and help change the world! Way to go, Girl Scouts! You are all making a difference by being you!

Thank you all for coming and for supporting our troop. We have prepared a reception and there are refreshments available.

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