Hello! You have found the home page for Daisy Troop #420 located in
beautiful Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Our troop was established in
October 1999 and included sixteen Daisy Girl Scouts. Our troop leader
was Tricia Clemens. We were a very busy troop.
At our first meeting, we learned about the Girl Scout Promise and the
Girl Scout Law. We discussed what it means to make a promise and talked
about how we could try to live by the Girl Scout Law each and every day.
We also learned some of the basic Girl Scout customs: the Friendship
Circle, the Quiet Sign, the Girl Scout handshake. There's so much to
learn about Girl Scouting!
To recognize National Young Reader's Day, we had a special meeting
with our school librarian. She gave us a tour of the library and taught
us about the proper care of books. We made our own bookmarks - no more
dog-eared pages for us!
At our November meeting, one of our parents helped us to do some
fabric stamping to design our own sweatshirts or aprons with
A group of us went to see a theater production of Cinderella.
We were able to meet the actors and actresses afterwards. The wicked
step-sisters were really funny and, believe it or not, they were played
In December, we strung popcorn and cranberries to put out for our
feathered neighbors since food becomes scare for them during the winter
months. We also made reindeer pins. We learned how to use a hot glue
gun. We learned about the various celebrations that occur during the
winter months and shared the traditions and customs and celebrations
each of our own families has. We also had a troop pizza party and
watched New Year's videos, just for fun.
In January, we learned about health, exercises, and sports from our
school physical education coach. There are so many fun ways to stay
healthy! We then made our own books based on what we learned. Our school
had these books on display so everyone could learn what we now know.
Some of us went to see a production of How the Gimquat Found Her
Song featuring Platypus
Theatre. The Gimquat is a bird that doesn't have a song. We traveled
"through space and time" with the Gimquat and the magician to experience
all kinds of different music from Gregorian chants to rap, from Vivaldi
Our school counselor - a former Girl Scout leader! - talked to us
about diversity. We discovered what diversity means and why it is
important in our lives. We encouraged our families, friends, and school
mates to participate in Different
Shoe Day, our Girl Scout Council's celebration of diversity.
At our meeting on Thinking Day, one of our parents introduced us to
birthday customs from around the world. We made tissue paper flowers
like they use to decorate for birthdays in Brazil, learned how to "sing"
the birthday song in sign language, and played birthday party games from
Nigeria and Israel.
For our community service project, we made bird houses to hang along
a neighborhood nature trail. As we walked along the trail to locate the
"ideal sites" to hang the bird houses, we also learned how to become
nature observers. We saw the damage that had been done by the heavy
snows earlier in the year, looked for signs of recovery, and saw
nature's way of recycling. The exposed roots of fallen trees create
burrows for some animals; the broken trees become homes for insects and
are especially inviting to the woodpeckers. We looked for signs of
spring such as new buds on trees and sprouting plants on the ground. All
kinds of animals were "out and about" then. Birds were preparing to make
their nests so it wasn't long before our bird houses had occupants!
One of our Daisy Moms showed us how to make garden stepping stones at
our meeting in March. Each of us had our own mold and created designs
from a variety of glass pieces. We mixed some mortar to spread
in-between the pieces and then poured cement to form the stone.
Afterwards, we learned some new songs so, when it comes time to go
camping, we'll be ready for the campfire sing-along.
A Brownie Girl Scout troop visited us in April to help us prepare for
our bridging to Brownie Girl Scouts. They told us about the activities
Brownie Girl Scouts do, how a Brownie Girl Scout troop is run, what some
of their favorite activities and outings were, and taught us some new
songs. We enjoyed learning about older Girl Scouts and are excited about
continuing in scouting programs. We also learned about Earth Day, made
Earth Buddy key chains, and received coloring books that teach about
recycling, water conservation, and other ways to be friends to our
At our last official meeting for the year, we completed our bridging
earned our very first Brownie Girl Scout Try-It, Girl Scout Ways. We
made sit-upons, which will certainly come in handy when we go camping as
Brownies, and made s'mores for our snack.
We completed the Be A Reader, Connections, and Read
patch programs as a troop and many of us completed the Girls Are
Great patch program as well. We also started working our way through
the Media Know-How program. Boy, our tunics sure did get filled
At the end of our Daisy year, we held our Bridging Ceremony at a
nearby nature trail with our families in attendance. Each of us received
our Daisy Girl Scout scrapbook, the Ending Certificate, attendance star,
Daisy disc, and a special millennium disc before crossing a bridge to be
welcomed into Brownie Girl Scouts and receiving the Brownie membership
pin, the Bridge to Brownie Girl Scouts emblem, and the Girl Scout Ways
Try-It. Daisy Girl Scouting has been lots of fun and we had a great
time. To read about our futher adventures as Brownie Girl Scouts, you
can visit our Brownie Troop
#420 web page. We hope other Daisy Girl Scouts are also having great
experiences and that other girls will become excited about Girl
This page was last updated on 15 August 2001.