Girl Scout Daisies
I admit it, planning the project for the Golden Honey Bee Award gave me fits. My initial thoughts involved grandiose plans to take action in "a big way." Taking into account Tessa's age, her skills and available manpower, plus keeping in mind a realistic budget, taking action in "a small way" was really the only way to go. We kept the project very local. Tessa, her dad and Tessa's neighbor friend (who is a Brownie in a different troop) prepared and planted an iris bulb garden behind our road's mailboxes. At first, I felt like maybe it wouldn't be enough. After seeing the girls' smiles in the pictures, I realized it was perfect. I know that next year, ten years, twenty years from now, they'll remember planting those irises together and feel a sense of pride in knowing that they made that little bit of world a better place.
Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden - Golden Honey Bee Award
This second award represents taking action—in a big or small way—to make the world a better place. The award is named for Honey, the bee who leads the girls of the garden story to Amazing Daisy and the Daisy Flower Garden. Girls earn the award as they complete a planting or growing project in their community.
What We Did
- Read "Chapter 5: Tamales, Tomatoes, and Worm Talk, Too" (pages 66-77) and "Chapter 6: A Friendly Message for Future Daisies" (pages 78-88) from Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden girls’ book. Completed associated questions and activities orally along the way.
- Planted a country roadside iris bulb garden.
|Tessa and her neighbor friend posed for a quick pic before setting to work on their iris bulb garden.|
|After Tessa's dad helped clear away weeds, the girls raked leaves to prepare a clean spot to plant their bulbs.|
|Tessa and her friend took turns planting fifty iris bulbs. I hope to return with them in the fall to plant daffodils.|