Considerate and Caring Petal Idea: food pantry Birthday bags with everything you need to throw a party

If you have a Daisy Troop you may be looking for new and exciting ways to earn the petals. This post I will share with you a unique idea from a leader of troop 669, Danielle Roush who earned the Considerate and Caring Petal with her troop while helping their community.

They made birthday bags for their local school food pantry.  Each bag had enough items to throw a birthday party for the lucky recipient.  We made one for each Scout in our troop to make sure someone using our school’s food pantry could have a birthday party.

How do you do this with your troop? Complete story from Troop 669…

“Our Daisies had a vote on what type of community service project that we wanted to take on with part of our sales from Fall Product.  We discussed needs versus wants.  For example, we talked about needing food, but you don’t necessarily need a party.  We talked about how some families can’t afford to have parties, so they voted on making party bags for our school’s food pantry.  They voted on the type of items that we wanted to have in the party bags. We made a list and some of our Scouts were able to join us at the dollar store to buy most of the party supplies.  We bought the cake mixes and frosting at a local grocery store.  Our Daisies that went to the dollar store picked out the birthday banners, birthday candles, party plates/napkins, party noise makers, silly emoji pencils as a gift for the birthday kids, and balloons.  The leaders picked up the cake mixes and frosting to bring to the Birthday Bag meeting.

We made 12 bags total to represent each of the girls in our Daisy Troop.  At our Birthday Bag Meeting, our Daisies sorted and packed each bag with all of the items to be donated to our school’s food pantry in honor of Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday.  Since we meet in our school for our meetings, each Daisy Scout was able to deliver her bag to our school’s food pantry bin by the end of our meeting.  Not only did our troop give back to our community, but they also earned their Considerate & Caring Daisy Petal.”
Danielle Roush, Daisy Troop 669 leader

Do you need more ideas to earn this petal? 

What do we do after your Daisy girls complete the petal?

Well of course give them the petal to display proudly on their vest, they earned it!  Additionally If you are like many leaders we want to award our girls when they complete something even beyond just the patch. One great way to show achievement is with a certificate. Don’t worry you don’t have to make them, I found a resource that has done all the work for you and all you have to do is print them and customize the certificates with each girl’s name, date and troop leader.  Click here to get a complete set of Girl Scout Daisy Petal and Leaf certificates.

Petal Fairy Garden Adventure Activity Booklets For All 10 petals

Lastly, I want to introduce you to the Petal Fairy Garden Adventure family, which are 10 flower fairies ready to help your Daisies earn their petals. Your girls will go on a garden adventure helping their petal fairy friends plant their fairy flowers, water their fairy gardens, and learn how to put the value into action one activity at a time.

Everything is planned for you all you have to do is gather the supplies listed at the top of each petal section and enjoy running your meeting. If you are looking for a fun new way to help your Daisies fulfill the requirements for the petals and flower center, check out the Daisy Petal Fairies Leader Booklet and Activity Booklets for each girl.