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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Daisy Scouts Meeting - Purple Petal

This post is for all the moms out there who are scrambling to throw together a Daisy Scout meeting!  And for any fans of Bucket Fillers!

Ava joined Daisy Scouts this year.  It's not a very large group - only 9 girls - and none of the moms wanted to be a troop leader.  So rather than not forming a group, we all agreed to lead a couple of meetings.  Oh and I, as the token accountant of the group, got roped into being the Treasurer.

Anyway, it was my turn to lead the meeting this week.  I scoured Pinterest to try to come up with an easy and inexpensive idea.  Click here to link to my newly created Girl Scout Pinterest board.  I finally decided to go with the Purple Petal from Gloria the Morning Glory who teaches us to "Respect Myself and Others".  Here is what I did with the girls:

FIRST we did our Kaper Chart and recited the Girl Scout Promise.  Our troop doesn't have a fancy Kaper Chart so I just wrote down the girls' names and their jobs on a dry erase board.  If you want to make a Kaper Chart to use at your meetings, click here for some ideas.

SECOND, while the girls had their snacks, we talked about the petal that they'd be earning and I read the book "Have You Filled a Bucket Today?" by Carol McCloud.

Have you heard of Bucket Fillers?  Bucket filling is using actions or words to show someone kindness and respect, as opposed to Bucket Dipping which is saying or doing something unkind to another person.  This concept is being incorporated in classrooms across the country, seemingly in response to the bullying epidemic.

After reading the book, we talked about what it means to respect ourselves and respect others.  Here are some good example handouts:


Click here to access the RESPECT poster above.

Click here to access the RESPECT poster above.

THIRD we did our craft.  Each girl got (1) a small bucket, (2) a purple name tag that they can decorate with their name and some stickers, (3) a piece of purple ribbon to tie the name tag to the bucket and (4) 10 "drops in the bucket" to sign and distribute.  
Name tag and ribbon
"Drops in the bucket"

On each piece of colored paper (above) is a water drop with a compliment, such as "You have a nice smile." Because they're in Kindergarten and still learning to read, I also inserted a picture that describes the compliment (such as a smiley face).  On the back of the piece of paper I've written "From:" and the girls can write their names.


If you would like to purchase PDF copies of the "drops" files for $2 you can pay my PayPal account and I'll email them to you.

Click this link: www.paypal.me/CReeves/2

Be sure to leave your email address and the files you're requesting in the comments too!  My turnaround time is 1-2 days :)

Once the girls had their buckets, name tags and "drops in the bucket" ready to go, they walked around and "filled each others buckets" by selecting a compliment to place in their friends' buckets.  Afterwards, they got to look through the "drops in their buckets" that they received and read the compliments from their friends.  We talked about how when you fill someone else's bucket, it makes you feel good and you end up filling your own bucket as well!




FOURTH I taught the girls the song "Encourage One Another".

FIFTH we played a variation of Simon Says that highlights the girls' similarities and differences.  The only rule is that you respond to the commands that are true for yourself.  I also told the girls to watch carefully as they play the game because at the end, we would each tell one new thing they learned about another person during the game.  To play, I gave directions such as:
- Simon says "Everyone with brown eyes, stand up."
- Simon says "Everyone who has a dog as a pet, put your right hand on your head."
- Simon says "Everyone whose favorite sport is soccer, stand on one foot."
- Simon says "Everyone who has a sister touch your knee."
- Simon says "Everyone who is left-handed jump 3 times."

SIXTH I brought some coloring pages and activity sheets that the girls worked on while they waited for their parent to pick them up.  I also printed out a Purple Petal Certificate for each of the girls.



The girls seemed to have a great time and the time flew by.  Hope this helps you with your next Daisy meeting!

PS - Click here to see what we did for the Orange Petal!

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123 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is exactly what I needed to read tonight! Thank you for putting this together, and taking the time to share.

Cathy said...

So glad that it helped!

Rachel DiPirro said...

Thank you! Great ideas!
I can't access the printable drops. When I pull up the template it's just blank... is that right?

Rachel DiPirro said...

Great Ideas! Thank you!

I am having a problem accessing the drop in the bucket templates. All the drops are just blanks... is that right?

Cathy said...

Sorry about that. I'm not sure why but I couldn't access them either. I uploaded the files to Google Drive. Let me know if you're still having trouble and I'll just email them to you. Thanks for the interest!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cathy - I LOVE this! I was hoping to do this in our meeting today but still can't access the rain drops. Would you be able to email them to me?

jlweslow@gmail.com

Thanks!
Jodi

Anonymous said...

Cathy - Would like to use your purple petal bucket drop templates at this week's Daisy meeting but I can't seem to download them :=(

Can you email them to me???

jjkoomen@frontiernet.net

Thanks!
- Maria

Jessica Gilbert said...

Love what you wrote! I'm getting ready to lead my first meeting and I'd love that flyer about Respect. Is there any way you can email me the link to it?

Thegilberts07@yahoo.com

Fingers crossed it goes well!

melanie Fisher said...

Hi Cathy, Would you be able to email me the drops template too? I wanted to use it as well - its great!!

Thank you
Melanie

mfisher954@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Cathy - I stumbled upon your blog when looking for Daisy meeting ideas. Love your blog! And thank you for making my life easier for this next meeting that I am having tomorrow.

Would you be able to email me the handouts on Respect. I can't seem to print them. I would greatly appreciate it! julietantillo@yahoo.com

Thank you, thank you Thank you!

Jean Abraham said...

Hi Cathy,
Could you please email me the template for the printables? I need them for Friday! Thank you so much for the activity idea!
jeanabraham74@gmail.com

Mandy Smith said...

Can you please email me the drop templates? I'm hoping to have them to prep for this weekend.
Troop40767@gmail.com
Thanks!!
Mandy

Lisa said...

Hi Cathy,
You, and your blog, are awesome! I am going to steal all of your hard work and present your material at our Purple Petal GS meeting this week. I too was wondering if you wouldn't mind emailing me the handouts on respect and the drops?
Thank you SO much!
Lisa
lisahildreth.lmft@yahoo.com

Gail Taylor said...

Hello, can you please forward me the template so I can print. Thank you so much. This is great!

gatii4him said...

Hi Cathy,

Can you email me the template please. I need them for tomorrow. THank you very much. This is awesome.

Gail_taylor3@yahoo.com

k said...

Hi Cathy, do you have the printable files for the "respect" handouts? Thanks so much.

kara.kacmarcikATgmail.com

(the "at" being @)

Thanks!

St Edmunds Girl Scouts said...

I am totally going to use all of this! This is fantastic! thanks for sharing

Cathy Reeves said...

So glad that this Daisy project has been of use to you all!

Nanette Peterson said...

Thank you so much for your time and effort to share your awesome ideas!

Michele said...

Hi Cathy!

I love your handouts and would like to give these to my Daisies but they are coming out all blurry. Could you pretty please email them to me? Thanks so much!

Cathy Reeves said...

Hi Michele,
I'd be happy to email the Respect handouts to you. Just leave your email address in the comments!
Thanks
Cathy

Anonymous said...

Can you please email me the printable drop handouts?
Thank you for the great ideas!!

tiffanylschmidt@gmail.com

Jennifer Kane said...

Fantastic! We just got back from vacation and our meeting is tomorrow! I needed this!! I am unable to access the templates. Would you mind emailing them? I printed off google docs, but it's so tiny- when I enlarged it didn't print well. THanks!! jmkane75@gmail.com

Celia Alagarsamy said...

Could you please mail me the respect printables and the certificate? Your ideas are awesome! Thank you. celia7945@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you, such a great idea! Do you mind emailing me the printables too?

wkarrasch@yahoo.com

Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this! I'm a Girl Scout Junior, and i'm doing Junior Aide and Gloria for the daisy troop im helping and I had no idea what to do till i read this. So thanks!!

Wendy said...

This is such a great idea! Can you please send me the printables too? YAY! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Can you please send me the printables for my Girl Scout meeting tonight? I have the buckets and name tags but could not get the google drive to work. THANKS

danielle43154@gmail.com

Marty E. said...

Would you be willing to send me the documents? Themartster1@yahoo.com. also, do you have all of the petal certificates?

Jen D said...

This is great! Would you be able to send me the printable daisy petal certificates: Jenniferdeluc@gmail.com
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cathy
Thank you for this great idea. Would you mind emailing me the drop buckets as well please? My email address is g_dubuc@yahoo.com

Thanks very much!

Gretchen

Katherine said...

I love your ideas for the Daisys! I've been looking over your pinterest board and I am wanting to download your promise center and petal certificates but every time I click on the link it sends me back to only the purple petal post. Would you mind emailing me the files? Thank you soooo much! kalvarez1221@yahoo.com

Cathy Reeves said...

Katherine - Thanks for letting me know about the petal certificates. I'm not sure why they direct back to my purple petal post. I'll look into it. In the meantime, you could try doing a search on Pinterest. That's where I found them initially. Thanks again!

Joy J said...

Love Love Love all that you do, and thanks so much for sharing your ideas! I'm a Brownie leader, and am working on a "Fill your Bucket" theme for our meeting next week. Could you please email me the files for this too? Thanks so much!
joy_jew@yahoo.com


Julie Jakubowski said...

Hi, love all of your stuff! I was hoping you could send me the file for the purple petal certificate. THANK YOU!!
julie@onebigtent.com

Julie said...

Everything on here is AMAZING! I love all of your printouts! How did you make them and how can I print them? When I click on them, it enlarges them, but I can't print just the page. Any tips? Or do you have a share folder with these on google docs? Would love, love, love to get these as I just started a daisy troop and have no clue what I'm doing! Thanks! jpgeyer@gmail.com

Michelle Pearman Troop 3-8-3 said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your ideas and examples. May I please tag along with the others and perhaps get the information emailed to me as well? Mpearman78@outlook.com. This is a great Blog to follow I hope you continue topost and share your ideas and projects.

Vert Impressed,
Michelle Pearman

Anonymous said...

Hi Cathy
Could you please send me the template for the drops in the bucket when you get a chance? I am going to do this great craft at Daisys this month.

Thanks so much
jennitalbert@yahoo.com

Angela & Steve Wilson said...

Hi Cathy!

This has been a great source and I am using this lesson plan tomorrow. I have purchased everything, but can not get the templates to work for the bucket of compliments.Can you send them to me too?

AngelaWilsonPhoto@gmail.com

Thank You,
Angela Wilson
Daisy Troop 4659

Anonymous said...

Hi, can you please send me the downloads for your Girl Scout Daisy petal certificates? Thank you!! Kendlea@gmail.com

Barbara May said...

cathy order your water drop template anychance of getting it tomorrow I have meeting Sunday and want to use. Had trouble with paypal getting it to work after four days of trying it finally too today.

Cathy Reeves said...

Hi Barbara, I received your order and sent the files this evening. The email address that you provided through PayPal was your charter email account. Is that the correct email address address? If not please comment with the email address you'd prefer. I also resent the files to your charter email address. If you don't see it there, check your spam folder. Thanks!

Melissa Townsend said...

love this idea!! Can you please let me know what size the bucket is???? thank you

Cathy Reeves said...

Thanks Melissa! The buckets are small, they're the ones that you can buy in the dollar bins at Target. I just bought a bunch on clearance at Target for 30 cents!

Colleen said...

Hi Cathy- I'm sorry if this post is being duplicated I just wanted to make sure it went through. I love your ideas and would like to purchase your "drops" for the bucket project. Before purchasing I just wanted to ask....do you just email them and then I can print as many as I need?

Thanks again for the good ideas.
Colleen

Cathy Reeves said...

Hi Colleen,
That's correct - I'll email you the files for the "drops" and you can print whatever you need.
Thanks!

Jen Cohen said...

Hi! I just sent $2 to you via PayPal. Will you email me the drops? Thanks!

Jen

Cathy Reeves said...

Hi Jen, I just emailed you the files for your meeting! Thanks!

Jennifer S. said...

Cathy,
I just sent $2.00 to you via PayPal. I forgot to leave my email. It's jmoeec@aol.com. So sorry about that.
Jennifer Shewmaker

Cindy Notter said...

Love this! I'll send you $2 via PayPal. Please e-mail to cindy.notter@yahoo.com (not the gmail account). My Daisies will do this on Thursday! Now...to go find buckets lol

Cindy Notter said...

Love this! I'll send you $2 via PayPal. Please e-mail to cindy.notter@yahoo.com (not the gmail account). My Daisies will do this on Thursday! Now...to go find buckets lol

Cathy Reeves said...

Thanks Cindy! I will email you the files when I get home this evening. Good luck finding the buckets! I saw that target had them in their dollar bin section today.

Trisha said...

Hi Catherine,

I just sent you $2 and a question via PayPal. Thanks for sharing these -- I think our Tuesday meeting is going to be great!

~Trisha

Mini said...

Hi Catherine,

I just sent you $2 via PayPal. Please e-mail to mini@canadianamerican.us. Our Daisies will be doing this on Friday.
Thank you so much for sharing!

Mini

Cathy Reeves said...

Hi Mini,
I just emailed you the files. Good luck with your meeting!
cathy

Anonymous said...

Hi Cathy,

I think I have paid you twice!

please email the drops to hjmcnally@hotmail.com

Thank you!

Geradine Ciulla said...

Hi Cathy,
I just sent $2 via paypal for the water drops. Thank you!!

Geri

Geradine Ciulla said...

Hi Cathy,
I'm not sure my first comment posted, but I just sent you $2 via paypal for the water drop templates. Thank you!!

Geri

Cathy Reeves said...

Thanks Geri! I just sent the files to your Yahoo account. Cathy

Leslie Franklin said...

Hi Cathy! I would love your rain drops templates as well for our meeting next week if you have time. I see above about Paypal info. if dont mind to email me the information at lfranklinmd@gmail.com I will take care of that. Thank you! Leslie

Nichole said...

Hello. Where are you getting the petal certificates that they earn? Do you have them for each petal? Thanks.
Nichole

Cathy Reeves said...

Hi Nichole,
A long time ago someone posted the certificates on pinterest, but I think she took them down and is now selling them on Etsy...you may want to check there. Thanks!

mommy force said...

Hi there. I love the drop template. Anyway I can order now and get today? Thank you so much! Heidi

Cathy Reeves said...

Hi Mommy Force, I can send you the files this afternoon if that works for you. Thanks!

Col said...

Hi there! I would love to get the drop templates for our Daisy meeting this Friday.. Can I still order? Thanks so much!
c.morneau319@gmail.com

Cathy Reeves said...

Hi Col, Sent you an email. I can email the files to you in time for your Friday meeting! Thanks!

JoDale Alvarez said...

Where can I get the certificates?

JoDale Alvarez said...

Where can I get the certificates?

Cathy Reeves said...

Hi JoDale, I did not make the certificates for petal completion. I found those on Pinterest. I've looked for them recently and believe that you may have to purchase them on Etsy now. I made the "drops" for the buckets. If you are interested in purchasing them for $2, there is a link on the blog post to my PayPal account. Thanks!

Legan said...

Could I get the drop template today or tomorrow morning? If so, I'll send $ via PayPal asap. Thanks!

Legan said...

Would I be able to get the rain drop template this afternoon or by tomorrow morning? If so, I'll send $ via PayPal asap.

Cathy Reeves said...

Hi Legan,
Yes, I can definitely send you the files today. Thanks!!
cathy

Legan said...

Just sent it! Thanks :)

Lorraine said...

Hi! Would love a copy of handouts so I may print them. Is this a file you can email? Love the drop cards too. Are you still selling them for $2?

Cathy Reeves said...

Hi Lorraine, I'm still selling the drops for $2. And I can send you links to where I found the handouts as well. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hello. I would like the drops for $2 please but I need them tonight. Is that feasible? Thanks!

Cathy Reeves said...

No problem! I can get you the files tonight. I will keep an eye out for your PayPal payment and email address and send them right over. Thanks!

Julie K said...

Just send you $2 for the drops. Please send to juliette.kaplan@gmail.com
Thanks!

Cathy Reeves said...

Hi Julie! Sent you the drops. Good luck at your meeting! Cathy

Jasmine said...

Hi Cathy:

Are the drops still available for you to email if I ay the $2 on pay pal?

Jasmine said...

Hi Cathy

Are the drops still available to purchase?

Cathy Reeves said...

Hi Jasmine! They sure are! Thanks for asking 😊

Jen Bradford said...

just paid, and I put it in the notes, to please send to jennifercamperman@realtor.com instead of my paypal email address. Thanks, I think this will be the perfect addition for one of our Daisy stations Wednesday!

Cathy Reeves said...

Thanks Jen - just sent the files to you!
Cathy

Beth Graham said...

Can I still purchase the drops?

Cathy Reeves said...

Hi Beth! Yes you can still purchase the drops! Thx!

Beth Graham said...

Great! Thanks Cathy. I just sent you the money and also left and email for the drops

Cathy Reeves said...

Thanks Beth! I'll send you the files tonight when I get home.

Jackson Charles "The Peanut" said...

I just sent PayPal, would love them tonight if possible!

Cathy Reeves said...

Hi Laura, I just sent you the files! Thank you!

Theresa Nguyen said...

I'm so glad that I was able to find this page. I've paypal'd you for the drop files. Thanks so much!

Cathy Reeves said...

Thanks Theresa! I just sent you the files :)

Yasmin Virani said...

Hi Cathy. I just sent you the paypal. Looking forward to the files. Thanks!

Kay Miller said...

Hi Cathy...I love these. I just sent $2 via paypal. Thank you!

Cathy Reeves said...

Thanks Kay! Will send you the files today!

Tracy Harrington said...

Hi Cathy. Love you ideas. I sent $2 via paypal.
Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Would love your file of bucket drops! I sent $2 to your paypal. lizmpeterson@gmail.com

Thanks!

Cathy Reeves said...

Hi Liz! Just sent you the files! Thanks! Cathy

Betty said...

Hi Cathy- I sent $2 to your paypal for the bucket drops. Very cute idea. Thank you!

Andrea L said...
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Andrea L said...

Just sent $2 for the bucket drops via PayPal from andi4prez@yahoo.com. Thank you so much for sharing your great ideas!

Cathy Reeves said...

Betty/Andrea, I just sent you both the files. Good luck with your meetings!

HmWeber said...

Just ordered my bucket drops! I love this blog....so helpful for a new Daisy leader. Thank you. :)

Cathy Reeves said...

Thanks Heather! Just sent you the files! Cathy

Elle Batchelor said...

Thanks for the ideas, I ordered the drops yesterday. Could you email them over today? Elle

Cathy Reeves said...

Elle, Thanks for the comment. I'm so sorry for the delay. This is the first time that I didn't get a notification from PayPal that you made a payment but when I checked my PayPal account your money was in fact received. Glad you left me a comment! I'll have to contact PayPal and ask how this could have happened. I just emailed you the files. Thanks again!! Cathy

Natasha said...

Thanks for sharing such a detailed outline. I love this activity. Just purchased the PDF from your paypal link. I'm looking forward to doing this with my Daisies next week :)

Daria said...

Hi - where can I find a downloadable template of the petal certificates? your link takes me to pinterest but I can't download anything (new to both pinterest and daisies so trying to figure it all out.)

Cathy Reeves said...

Hi Daria,
The cost for the files is $2. There is a link in the post to my PayPal account. Please leave your email address and the files you are requesting in the PayPal comments and I will email you the files!
Thanks! cathy

Unknown said...

Just send you a paypal for the water droplet graphics. This is such a great idea! I will be using this at our daisy meeting this week

Liztopia said...

Hi Cathy!
Love your drops, just sent you paypal pmt for them, can't wait to use them for our daisy meeting this weekend!!
Liz

lizval@gmail.com

Cathy Reeves said...

Thanks Liz! Just emailed them to you!

mollysax said...

I'd love to use your 'drop pdf' for my purple petal meeting, but it is tonight. Would you be able to email the pdf to me today? If so I"ll paypal you!

Cathy Reeves said...

Hi Molly! I will be at my laptop for about an hour. If I see you're PayPal come thru I'll send it over! THanks!

mommy force said...

Hi Cathy -- If I send paypal today can I get these later tonight or tomorrow morning? Thanks much!

Cathy Reeves said...

Yes ma'am! I'll look for your PayPal to view me through and send it over!

mommy force said...

Hi Cathy-- I sent PayPal late last night. Thank you!

Cathy Reeves said...

I just sent the files! Let me know if you don't receive them. Good luck at the meeting!!

Maegan Schlitzer said...

I just sent $2 through Paypal for the Gloria Daisy petal bucket filler files. Please send to maegan1619@hotmail.com. If possible, please send tomorrow morning, our meeting is tomorrow afternoon. Thanks!

Maegan Schlitzer said...

Hi Cathy, I just sent the $2 through Paypal for the Gloria Daisy bucket filler file. Please send to maegan1619@hotmail.com. Thank you!

Diana Scala said...

Hi Cathy - I just sent a payment. Thanks for sharing!

Diana Scala said...

I just sent a payment. Thanks for sharing!

Cathy Reeves said...

Thanks Diana! I just sent you the files!

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